ERIC Number: ED192759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Definition of Educational Technology. AECT Task Force on Definition and Terminology.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.
A total, systematic, integrative concept provides the framework for this definition of educational technology as a theory, a field, and a profession. The definition statement presents an historical perspective of attempts to define educational technology and a current theoretical framework for arriving at a definition. It also identifies the intellectual techniques and practical applications derived from the theoretical framework and describes the training and certification, the ethics and standards, the leadership, the association and communications, the acknowledgement as a profession, the concern of the profession, and the relationship to other professions that both derive from the theoretical framework and exist in the field today. An evaluation of the definition statement concludes this document by the AECT Task Force on Definition and Terminology; a list of references and a glossary of terms not defined within this definition statement are appended. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Behavioral Sciences, Certification, Definitions, Educational History, Educational Methods, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Models, Professional Associations, Professional Occupations, Social Environment, Systems Approach
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.95/non-members, $8.95/members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.