Educational Technology – 2000s

Ed Tech & Distance Learning Blogs

1980s – Chris Rabideau’s post about eLearning in the ’80s.

1990s – Megan Prendergast’s post about eLearning in the ’90s.

The 2000s is when educational technology started to get smart and it became portable. We were introduced to multiple ways to connect with each other and instructors had more options for using technology to supplement instruction. I’ve listed a few things that were introduced in the 2000s.



2001 Apple iPod

2002 Proliferation of laptops

2005 USB Drives replace CDs

2007 Apple iPhone

2007 Amazon Kindle

2008 Macbook Air




2001 Wikipedia

2003 Skype

2005 Box

2004 Facebook

2006 Google Docs

2005 YouTube




2000 Achieve3000

2006 Khan Academy

2006 Haiku LMS

2007 Innosight Institute

2008 Document Camera

2008 Edmodo



A Brief History of EdTech Infographic – e-Learning Infographics. (2014). e-Learning Infographics. Retrieved 16 September 2016, from

  One thought on “Educational Technology – 2000s

  1. Megan M Prendergast
    September 16, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I love that I am familiar with the technology pieces above. What do you think has been the most impactful in education? In society?

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  2. Brent Wilson
    September 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    These are definitely within memory-

    Especially for an old-fashioned guy like myself. I still use an ipod nano for listening to podcasts/radio while biking. The first decade of the century set the tone for where we are now – smaller, easier, always available!

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