ERIC Number: ED346850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Trends in Educational Technology.
Ely, Donald P.
Based on the findings of a content analysis of representative literature on educational technology, this report examines the trends in educational technology from October 1, 1990 through September 30, 1991. Ten trends for 1991 are identified and discussed: (1) the creation of technology-based teaching/learning products is based largely on instructional design and development principles; (2) evaluation has taken on greater importance as the concept of performance technology has been further developed; (3) the number of educational technology case studies is growing and provides general guidance for potential users; (4) distance education is evident at almost every educational level in almost every sector; (5) the field of educational technology has more and better information about itself than ever before; (6) computers are pervasive in the schools as virtually every school in the United States has microcomputers; (7) telecommunications is the link that is connecting education to the world; (8) the teacher's role in the teaching and learning process is changing as new technologies are introduced into the classroom; (9) there is increasing pressure for the schools to consider the adoption of technology while, at the same time, concern is expressed for the impact of technology on children in the society at large; and (10) professional education of educational technologists has stabilized in size and scope. An analysis of trends since 1988 and an explanation of the methodology used in this study conclude the monograph. Copies of worksheets, definitions, and additional data are appended. (49 references) (BBM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Content Analysis, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation, Microcomputers, Research Methodology, Teacher Role, Telecommunications
Information Resources Publications, Syracuse University, 030 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 (IR-93; $7.50 plus $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.
Note: For the two earlier volumes in this series, see ED 308 859 and ED 326 212.