ERIC Number: ED371728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Instructional Communication: Bridging the Gap between Education and Technology.
This paper calls for a close examination of the interface between technology and education. First, it examines previous research in the field of instructional technology. Secondly, it critiques the current body of research, dominated by those in a rather separate field, educational technology. The bodies of research are compared, and a critical perspective is applied to several areas: the basic linear assumptions about learning; the link of technology to economic and social efficiency; and the decontexualized methods of the research itself. Thirdly, based on this critical analysis, the paper calls for more research, not from the perspective of technology itself, but rather from the newly emerging perspectives of instructional communication. The paper supports a more critically-oriented view of the role of technology as both a method and a curriculum. (Contains 53 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association Annual Convention (San Jose, CA, February 23-27, 1994).