Instructional Technology By: Kari Espada EPT 628, Dr. Ian McLeod Educational technology • Educators trained in the use of technology integration in the classroom or educational instruction objectives related to specific subject matter content (Murphy, Allred & Brescia, 2018, p. 181). Instructional technology classical perspectives Instructional technology can be defined as media, a process, and beyond. It is the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning (Reiser, 2018, p. 3). This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA Instructional technology process Create: instructional interventions and learning environments Major Functions of Instructional Technology Use: selection, diffusion, and institutionalization of instructional methods and materials Manage: project delivery system, personnel, and information management. (Reiser, p. 4). Instructional Technology Avenues • Learners & Instructors • Learners & Content • Learners & Themselves (Resier, 2018). This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND Instructional Technology Mission Mission: to effectively induce equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible (https://tech.ed.gov/, 2020). https://tech.ed.gov/, 2020 Instructional technology values • Learning: To enhance the learner’s experience and increase content retention • Teaching: To deliver information concisely in an engaging environment. • Leadership: To efficiently train leaders on instructional resources available and provide innovative interventions and methods of communication. • Assessment: To increase timely feedback, provide immediate data for analysis, and offer more varied strategies. • Infrastructure: To facilitate the flow of communication, process of documentation, and utilization of resources available. Instructional Technology Evolution (Reiser, 2018) • Instructional technology has evolved from the means by which information is delivered to the process of using varied strategies and digital resources to address independent learning and instruction. • Cognition and constructivism are the foundational theories to encourage and support instructional technology. • Adaptive practice, assessment, interventions strategies, digital instruction, gamebased learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality are present-day digital resources that can aid and facilitate educational technology; however, instructional technology transcends boundaries to include business evolution of training and development. • Instructional technology is an asset not only to education, but the evolution of economic infrastructure. References • Reiser, R. (2018). What field did you say you were in? Defining and naming our field. In Reiser, R. & Dempsey, J.V. (4 Eds.), Trends and issues in instructional design and technology (pp. 17). Boston, MA: Pearson. • Murphy, C.A., Allred, J.B., & Brescia, W.F. (2018). The role of educational technology professionals as perceived by building administrators. Education and Information Technologies, 23(1), 179-191.