Educational technology is the use of technology in education to improve learning and teaching. Educational technology is related to instructional technology and learning technology, but different groups prefer different terms and each has its own historical significance.

The words educational and technology in the term educational technology have the general meaning. Educational technology is not restricted to the education of children, nor to the use of high technology. The particular case of the meaningful use of high-technology to enhance learning in K-12 classrooms and higher education is known as technology integration.