2.2 Instructional Technology


This section on Instructional Technology makes an attempt to highlight the implications of technology in the context of delivery of instruction. This section also discusses in detail how technology tools could be used by teachers to make their classroom teaching more effective in achieving the learning objectives. The steps in designing instruction and the potentials of media in transacting content in the classroom are also presented. Finally, certain criteria to be mindful of while selecting the technology for classroom instruction are discussed .

This sub-unit will be presented in three parts as illustrated in the table below:


Text Resources

Media Resources

What is Instructional technology?

The Systematic Design of Instruction

Instructional Technology: Looking Backward, Thinking Forward

Addie Instructional Design Process

Technology in the Classroom

Why use different media/technology for Instruction

Instructional Media: Chalkboards to Video - chapter 9

Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centres

ITC - Understand Integrating Technology In The Classroom - Teacher Professional Development http://youtu.be/OzpACGwXNlQ

Considerations and constraints in using technology for instruction

Instructional technology and creativity among university students: The missing link, World Journal on Educational Technology


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section, you should be able to:

  1. Differentiate between instructional technology and educational technology.
  2. Explain the evolution of instructional technology.
  3. List the potentials of technology tools for teaching.
  4. Provide rational to use media in teaching.
  5. Identify the issues and concerns in technology integration in teaching.

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