ERIC Number: ED168539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Technology: Factors Influencing the Field. Occasional Paper No. 1.
Hug, William E.
By definition, the fields of instructional technology and media are committed to an evaluation, generation, and application of research involving the act of teaching and the phenomena of learning, with differences in systems determined by the purpose for which instructional technology and media are applied. However success or failure of any teacher throughout history is related to the type of technology employed and the impact of external technology on the learning process. World War II is generally recognized as the beginning of the fields of instructional technology and media as they are currently conceived. Since then, numerous individuals and organizations, including the military, industry, schools, colleges and professional organizations, have developed, applied, and evaluated the ideas instructional technology and media with varying results. Since these fields are interdisciplinary and are partially a result of a shift away from separate educational movements toward a systems approach, various attempts have been made to distinguish professional functions. Although past research has focused on film, radio, television, instructional technology, systems, and programmed instruction, the greatest immediate need is assessing the informational needs of various publics concerned with education. (CWM)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Media, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Industry, Instructional Systems, Library Associations, Military Organizations, Organizations (Groups), Programed Instruction, State of the Art Reviews, Systems Analysis
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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