ERIC Number: ED343617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Educational Technology 1991. ERIC Digest.
Brennan, Mary Alice
A content analysis was performed to determine the trends in educational technology for the period October 1, 1990, through September 30, 1991. Sources for the analysis included five leading professional journals in educational technology, papers given at annual conventions of three professional associations, dissertations from five universities that have a high level of doctoral productivity, and the educational technology documents that have been entered in the ERIC database. The analysis was complemented by the examination of supplementary documents to confirm the trends indicated in the content analysis. This digest features the top trends and selected issues identified in the study. Trends reflect: (1) the creation of technology-based teaching/learning products that are based largely upon instructional design and development principles; (2) an increasingly important role for evaluation in the instructional development process; (3) the establishment of distance education as a major vehicle of instruction at all levels of education; (4) the presence of microcomputers in almost all public schools in the United States; and (5) the use of telecommunications to establish new links between educators and students. (11 references) (MAB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Content Analysis, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Microcomputers, Professional Education, Research and Development, Training, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
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