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Dear Colleagues,


Today, technology is developing very fast around the world.  This technological development (hardware and software) affects our life.  There is a relationship among technology, society, culture, organization, machines, technical operation, and technical phenomenon. Educators should know this relationship because technology begins to affect teaching and learning facilities.  For this reason educators are increasingly using technology in all aspects of their profession (e.g., creating curricula, classroom instruction, work assignments). This trend can be enhanced by educating the educator about  cultural and cognitive aspects of technology and technikos, as well as the associated advantages and disadvantages related to educational and human development goals. 


When people think of “technology,” they tend to think of human artifacts such as machines, electronic devices, scientific hardware, or industrial manufacturing systems. However, a formal definition (College Dictionary) of technology indicates that it has a more general meaning which includes any “practical application of knowledge” or “manner of accomplishing a task”:



1 : the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area…

2 : a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge…

3 : the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor  <educational technology>

Human’s use of technology involves not only machines (e.g., computer hardware) and instruments, but also includes structured relations with other humans, machines, and the environment. In short, technology is more than a collection of machines and devices. To go beyond simplistic intuitions about technology requires investigation of the human mind and sociocultural environment as well as interactions with technological artifacts.


TOJET is also a technology which affects educators and education systems because it diffuses new development all around the world.  It is always successful to diffuse new developments.


I am always honored to be the editor in chief of TOJET.  The guest editor of July 24 issue is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Donay Kara. I am always proud of TOJET for its valuable contributions to the field of educational technology. 


TOJET is interested in academic articles on the issues of educational technology.  The articles should talk about using educational technology in classroom, how educational technology impacts learning, and the perspectives of students, teachers, school administrators and communities on educational technology.  These articles will help researchers to increase the quality of both theory and practice in the field of educational technology.


TOJET and other international universities will organize the International Educational Technology Conference (IETC 2024) in August, 2024 at Harvard University Faculty Club in Boston, USA. 


Call for Papers

TOJET invites article contributions. Submitted articles should be about all aspects of educational technology and may address assessment, attitudes, beliefs, curriculum, equity, research, translating research into practice, learning theory, alternative conceptions, socio-cultural issues, special populations, and integration of subjects.  The articles should also discuss the perspectives of students, teachers, school administrators and communities.  

The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to TOJET.


July 01, 2024


Editor in Chief

Prof. Dr. Aytekin ÝÞMAN

Sakarya University