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Definition: Educational Technology

ed·u·ca·tion·al tech·nol·o·gy


noun: educational technology; plural noun: educational technologies

  1. digital technology used to facilitate learning.

From Merriam Webster:

hybrid: A combination of in-person classrooms and digital classrooms (usually done singly on a screen) synchronous or asynchronous with others.


hy·​brid | \ ˈhī-brəd  \

Definition of hybrid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1an offspring of two animals or plants of different subspecies, breeds, varieties, species, or generaa hybrid of two roses

2a person whose background is a blend of two diverse cultures or traditions

3a: something heterogeneous in origin or composition COMPOSITE hybrids of complementary DNA and RNA strandsa hybrid of medieval and Renaissance styles

bsomething (such as a power plant, vehicle, or electronic circuit) that has two different types of components performing essentially the same functiondrives a hybrid that gets really good mileage

hybrid adjective

Definition of hybrid (Entry 2 of 2)

1relating to or produced from parents of different species, varieties, or breedsa hybrid rosehybrid cattle

2: having or produced by a combination of two or more distinct elements marked by heterogeneity in origin, composition, or appearance… difficulties with normal English are … its hybrid vocabulary and the irregularities of English spelling.— G. A. Millera hybrid style

3having two different types of components performing essentially the same function: a hybrid vehicle

Online Learning

1.A term to describe an emerging approach to learn at students’ own premise through advanced information-communication technologies (such as Blackboard, Moodle, YouTube, Virtual Reality) either asynchronously or synchronously. Learning conducted over the internet.

screen time


noun: screentime

  1. 1.

    the time allotted to or occupied by a particular subject, actor, etc., on film or television.

    "these characters deserve more screen time"

  2. 2.

    time spent using a device such as a computer, television, or games console.

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