The twentieth century witnessed a tremendous unprecedented scientific and cognitive revolution, which included various fields of humanities, natural and Applied Sciences, and witnessed the birth of new scientific fields that were not known before, and education was not immune to this development, but was one of the most influenced and influential fields, as many educational theories and trends emerged that sought to absorb the volume To preserve this human heritage by transferring it to successive generations, to develop it on the one hand and put it into practice on the other, and to achieve this, I worked to benefit from all the theories and applications produced by science.
At an early period, educators were keen to employ various communication technologies that began to appear here and there at the service of the educational process. Then the term educational technologies began to appear in the educational literature, and attention shifted from the mere use of audiovisual means to the study of the communication process between the sender and the receiver in the educational situation, the preparation of the educational message and the use of appropriate communication channels.
At one stage, there was another development in the field of educational technologies towards paying attention to the entire educational environment; moral and material, the design of the educational attitude with all its inputs, processes and outputs, and the concept of the system, and the systematic method, became essential contents in the concept of educational technologies, and educational means became part of a comprehensive system that includes.
The concept of educational technologies has developed as a result of numerous studies and based on modern pedagogical theories, which have generally concluded that the concept associated with devices and tools is insufficient to achieve the desired goals of this important field, and this is a fact that everyone who looks at the educational devices stacked in schools and educational institutions realizes.
Recent technical developments have brought about a change in many prevailing educational concepts, including administrative systems, building curricula, and training programs, and even there are those who call for revising the existing form of the school, and those who argue for the need for its existence, in the presence of information highways, satellite communication systems, multimedia, hypermedia, virtual classrooms and laboratories And other new technical concepts