Open and Free Educational Resources (OER) For Teaching and Learning

Open Educational Resources (OER) are open-license materials (freely accessible) that can be used for teaching and learning. OER can be defined as: “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full… Continue reading

Definitions of Instructional Technology

What is instructional technology? What is instructional design? Are the term Instructional Technology and Educational Technology considered synonymous? Instructional technology is the branch of education concerned with the scientific study of instructional design and development. 1963 Audiovisual communications is the branch of educational theory and practice concerned with the design and use of messages which control the learning… Continue reading

Instructional Design

What is Instructional Design The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) defines instructional design as “the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning” (Reiser, 2002, p. 1). The role of instructional design is often misunderstood. Perhaps this is because while the term “industrial design” is… Continue reading

Kirkpatrick Model: Four Levels of Learning Evaluation

The Kirkpatrick Model is probably the best known model for analyzing and evaluating the results of training and educational programs. It takes into account any style of training, both informal or formal, to determine aptitude based on four levels criteria. Level 1 Reaction measures how participants react to the training (e.g., satisfaction?). Level 2 Learning analyzes… Continue reading

Definitions of Educational Technology

Educational Technology What is 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,… 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