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

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: 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