email@example.com, Uludağ Üniversitesi
The present study aims at discussing the opportunities that technology offers to educators in relation to digital material development, and how these can be incorporated in the curriculum whether it is a traditional, blended, or flipped. The study reports on the observations of the researcher with university students in Educational Technologies and Material Development course offered in Uludag University. Over twenty-five software, services, and mobile applications such as GoogleDrive, Camtasia, Wordpress, Bubble.us, PowToon, Moovly, Toondoo, Weebly, Edmodo, Socrative, Voki, Storybird, Spiderscribe, Canva, SecondLife, and HotPotatoes have been used for four semesters, and more than fifty tasks were completed during the lessons in the English Language Teaching Department, which resulted in a huge number of digital materials that were gathered in e-books and published online in an international academic journal. The present study introduces the tools that have been used, and explains the processes that were employed during the implementation and assessment phases of the course. The study ends with suggestions and call for further research related to educational philosophies, policies, curriculum design, and material development for more efficient and sustainable education in the age of technology.
educational technology, digital, material development, software, mobile applications