Definitions of Educational Technology

Educational Technology There are a variety of definitions of educational technology. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT): Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. [1] The Encyclopedia of Educational Technology: Educational technology is a systematic, iterative process for designing… Continue reading

Educational Technology: Associations & Organizations

This page provides links to professional associations and organizations in the field of educational technology. Educational & Instructional Technology Organizations Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education… Continue reading

Online Masters In Educational Technology Programs

This list includes the 12 best fully online educational technology master degree programs based primarily on a survey of more than 50 industry experts. Generally, these programs are designed to meet the needs of professionals who seek to utilize new instructional technologies, tools and methodologies in their educational settings. Completing a masters degree in educational technology can result… Continue reading

Kemp Design Model

This article describes the Kemp Instructional Design Model (also referred to as the “Morrison, Ross, and Kemp Model”), and also seeks to offer insight into some of the potential advantages of utilizing this framework. Incorporating a variety of approaches from a multiplicity of disciplines (Morrison et al., 2010), this model represents an innovative approach to… Continue reading

Instructional Design Models and Theories

An instructional design model provides guidelines to organize appropriate pedagogical scenarios to achieve instructional goals. Instructional design can be defined as the practice of creating instructional experiences to help facilitate learning most effectively. Driscoll & Carliner (2005) states that “ design is more than a process; that process, and resulting product, represent a framework of thinking” (p. 9). Branch  & Kopcha says… Continue reading

Educational Technology: An Overview

Educational technology is a field of study that investigates the process of analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the instructional environment and learning materials in order to improve teaching and learning. It is important to keep in mind that the purpose of educational technology (also referred to as instructional technology) is to improve education. We… Continue reading