Instructional technology

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In education, instructional technology is "the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning," according to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Definitions and Terminology Committee.[1] Instructional technology is often referred to as a part of educational technology but the use of these terms has changed over the years.[2] Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources."[3]

highly structured manuals, standardized tests.


Human Performance Technology (HPT) has a focus on corporate environments. Learning sciences is a growing area of focus dealing with instructional techniques and learning theories.

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