IT Definition – As defined by the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT), Instructional Technology is “the study and ethical practices of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.” (Dempsey & Reiser, 2018, p. 15)
My IT Definition – Similar to the 2008 AECT definition, my definition focuses on the study or practice of instructional technology to aid the facilitation of creating an environment of learning, which provides strategies of past learning models, learning theories, and tools (technology) for the learner to understand and acquire and master the skills that is taught in order to perform it. I feel that the 2008 definition incorporated all the positive qualities that helped define what the field is today as well as clearly defined what each stage of the process is set out to achieve and what is used to achieve it.
Instructional Learning Theories and Important Theorists
ID History Timeline
Taxonmoy of Educational Objectives
WWII - Audio Visual Training videos
Computer Assisted Instruction
Cognitive Load Theory
Rise of Mobile, Social and Blended Learning
Robert F. Mager
Objectives for Program Instruction
9 Events of Instruction
Learning Management Systems
ETEC 500- Course Reflection
ETEC 500 really helped me connect my previous courses in regards with learning theories and the history of instructional technology. By creating my own educational philosophy of design, it helped me get an idea of all the foundational knowledge of the learning theories, as well as the different approaches that is best effective when utilizing that particular theory. I currently develop minimal instructional content for my profession, but after reviewing the material for this course, it will allow me to effectively evaluate the environment and utilize best practices for that instructional content.