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 say… 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

Educational Technology Magazines and Publications

The following is a list of educational technology magazines. These are not peer reviewed journals. For peer reviewed educational technology journals, please see this page. EDUCAUSE Review Educational Technology Magazine eLearn Magazine Internet@Schools Learning & Leading with Technology (L&L) Learning Solutions Magazine Technology and Learning THE Journal EdTech Magazine Education Technology Education Technology Magazine Center… Continue reading

Educational Technology Journals (Peer Reviewed)

The journals in the field of educational and instructional technology (peer reviewed). The following is a partial list of academic journals pertaining to various aspects of educational technology. Please report broken links. Related: Educational Technology Magazines International Journal of Educational Technology A – E AACE Journal (AACEJ)  (Electronic Journal) – Defunct Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ) (Social Science Citation… Continue reading

ADDIE Model: Instructional Design

For many years now, educators and instructional designers alike have used the ADDIE Instructional Design (ID) method as a framework in designing and developing educational and training programs. “ADDIE” stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. This sequence, however, does not impose a strict linear progression through the steps. Educators, instructional designers and training… Continue reading