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ERIC Number: ED022362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 399
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A History of Instructional Technology.
Saettler, Paul
Theoretical and methodological foundations of the modern audiovisual/radio/television/programed instruction complex have been provided by educational theorists from the Elder Sophists of the fifth century B.C., to the medieval scholars who taught in the monastic or cathedral schools, to the reformers of 1700-1900, to the psychologists of the 20th century. In the 20th century, scientific technology joined learning theory in classroom applications. World War II--a period of expansion in military and industrial research--marked the confluence of audiovisual and instructional technology in the United States. Since then, school systems have borrowed wartime advances in areas such as instructional film, television, and radio. The development of national organizations devoted to instructional media coincided with the post-war technological boom. This cooperation led to the rise of programed instruction and the prospect of the systems approach to learning, a true science of instructional communication. From 1945 to 1965, research on instructional media was stimulated by a concern with education as a response to forces of technological change working in America. That research, born and living on an institutional basis, continues to respond to contemporary problems of what to teach, to whom, and how. (TI)
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