What Is Technology?


Technology is the process of transforming scientific knowledge into practical and productive tools, processes and systems. It encompasses the use of scientific techniques to enhance the efficiency and productivity of work and to achieve sustainable goals, often in the context of engineering, science, medicine, business or agriculture.

A key part of technology is its ability to improve efficiency and drive results, a major driver of technological innovation. Look at the effectiveness of email compared to snail mail, cloud versus in-person collaboration, automated room booking versus user-coordinated reservations; all are examples of technology-driven efficiencies.

Developing Technological Solutions:

Once researchers and engineers have developed a promising idea for a new technology, they then need to validate it against a set of standards, or design criteria, to ensure that it is feasible and can be applied. The design stage is critical to the success of a new technology, because it helps to shape the direction of development and prevents the invention of technologies that are too early in the life cycle or are too expensive to produce.

Educating Students Through Technology:

The effective use of technology in classrooms can improve student engagement, support differentiated instruction, facilitate collaborative learning and help teachers better assess student performance and needs. It also prepares students for the technical working environment of the future.

Changing the World Through Technology:

Technology has revolutionized how we communicate and interact with one another around the globe, improving speed, quality and accessibility. From satellite systems to mobile devices, people now have the ability to connect and interact with others in ways never before possible.