Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
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Technological Innovation in ICT for Education

  • Arthur TatnallEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_51


Technological Innovation

New technologies are appearing all the time in education. Some are adopted and used in the form in which they were offered; in some cases only certain aspects of the technology are adopted, while in others the technology is rejected entirely. This problem with innovation adoption is true of all new ideas or technologies. The process of innovation involves getting new ideas accepted or new technologies adopted and used (Tatnall 2011). After the discovery of a new idea or the invention and development of a new technology, it does not automatically follow that this will be adopted by its potential users.

It is important now to distinguish between invention and innovation. While invention involves the discovery or creation of new ideas or technologies, innovation is the process of putting these ideas or technologies into commercial or organizational practice (Maguire...

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