This recently updated text provides today's graduate students and other interested readers with an introductory critical perspective on the past, present, and future of instructional technology.
Advanced technology pervades every aspect of our daily life, education included. In today's ever-evolving high-tech world, instructional design and educational technology are broad topics that are more critical than ever before. The theories and practical applications of instructional technology merit careful consideration by anyone seeking a career in education.
This third edition of Instructional Technology: Past, Present, and Future provides a broad introduction to the field of instructional design and technology. As with the previous editions, this book provides a comprehensive overview of significant issues and professionals in the field for graduate students and other interested readers. The content is intended to stimulate healthy debate and discussion in graduate classes and seminars.
The book is organized topically to examine history, critical issues, instructional development, research, and theory. This text presents the latest information regarding computer applications in education and training, research and evaluation in instructional technology, future prospects for instructional technology, and avenues for professional development.
• Contains contributions from 39 distinguished national and international scholars in instructional design and technology
• Provides 15 new chapters not found in the previous edition
• Introduces the reader to many significant contributors to instructional design and technology literature, past and present
• Provides illuminating discussions on topics such as critical theory and instructional technology, technology integration in public education, distance education, multiple perspective design practice, learning communities, and design consulting