History learning is a core subject at secondary school level. It is compulsory for student to pass History in order to get a full SPM certification. However, this subject is often associated with conventional and static methods of teaching and learning. Abreast with today's digital world, history learning requires a contemporary approach by incorporating technology to ensure students understanding and mastery in history learning. Therefore, this paper discusses issues related to the use of educational technology in history learning. Issues pertaining to the use of digital technology in the teaching and learning of History will be listed and discussed. The theories and the models of learning used in this paper connectivism Theory and Constructivist Theory. Models and theories that supports the use of digital technology in reading and learning especially through YouTube app will be discussed further. The competence of teachers in utilizing technology is given attention to as it can cause a teaching and learning gap between teachers and pupils. Hence this paper will examine some of the past studies related to the use of digital technology which affects the quality of learning history. Previous studies have shown that learning and teaching history using digital technology has increased students' understanding and interest in learning history. It is hoped that through this study, learning history will be more systematic and will have maximum impact on students.
Digital Technology, History Subject, Teaching and Learning, Learning Interest