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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. Instructional technology is often referred to as a part of educational technology but the use of these terms has changed over the years. Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources."
highly structured manuals, standardized tests.
- Instructional design
- Instructional theory
- Interactive geometry software
- Educational technology
- Educational animation
- Content management system
- Distance learning
- Technology integration
Standards and specifications:
- D. Randy Garrison and Terry Anderson (2003). E-Learning in the 21st Century: A Framework for Research and Practice. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26346-8.
- Lowenthal, P. R., & Wilson, B. G. (2010). Labels do matter! A critique of AECT’s redefinition of the field. TechTrends, 54(1), 38-46. doi: 10.1007/s11528-009-0362-y
- Richey, R.C.(2008). Reflections on the 2008 AECT Definitions of the Field. TechTrends. 52(1) 24-25