B. Güzer, G. İskifoğlu

Eastern Mediterranean University (TURKEY)
Developments in technology bring highly influential changes in human social, political, economical, educational, and psychological experiences and practices. For instance, carrying a smartphone or tablet PC today is the same thing with carrying tons of world's information with him/her, plus, one can share those information as well as being socialized with out rest of the world. While these technological equipments make our lives easier than before, the medal has got another side. We people might have been prisoned ourselves into those machines in some way or other. By this way, such whirl of change in technological advancements might possibly turn people into more isolated, alienated, dependent, and passive beings. A well known fact that human beings are such creatures that start to learn and consciously or unconsciously they are enrolled in an educational process by their birth. It is also a well known fact that it is inescapable for education to be influenced by those technological changes such as smart phones, smart TVs, tablet PCs, touch screen devices, nano technological products, and other unknown future inventions.

This paper will provide the reader with an overview of the changes happen in education, in technology, and the use of technology in education. Since we enter and experience a new era, the practices of technology or the reflection of technology on education is inevitable. The impact of technology on people through the screen of education is a necessary discussion point that counts important for several reasons. First, with the recent advance developments of technology, the place of technology in education is being redefined by the majority of authorities and what such a change will bring to human experiences is unknown. In addition to that, for the shake of understanding the discussion point, this paper will focus on how technology has been used in education from past to present with an emphasis on how technology should be embedded into educational systems with its new face in order to keep people away from the danger to become fully depended on the technology itself. How the interpretation of the place of technology in education can prevent people to become dependent on technology and how should education be designed to maintain the human being think out of the box will be discussed in this paper with some practical guidelines and suggestions.