Survey Of Instructional Technology Research Or If Instructional Technology Effectiveness Were A Crime, Would There Be Enough Evidence To Convict It?

May 4, 2003

It is clear that most societies are well into the industrial society and contemplating the change to information societies. What kind of educational system will get us through the transition from preparing graduates from industrial society to preparation for information society?

The role played by instructional technology, that branch of the information system which deals with providing education and training, is not clear. This presents an outstanding opportunity for educators and trainers to help shape that future.

This paper considers what we can learn from the research on instructional technology. As the title suggests, if it were a crime for instructional technology to bring about better learning, would there be enough (research) evidence to convict it?

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