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1Instructional Technology vs. Educational Technology By K. Hall
2What is Instructional Technology? A broad termDeals with the process of using technology for instructionDescribes the technologies that facilitate access to information of all types.Acquisition, processing, storage, and dissemination of information in all of its forms.Evaluation, management, and integration of instruction with tools available.
3What do Instructional Technologists do? Identify and analyze problems of instructional design.Devise and implement solutions to those problems.Integrate people, procedures, ideas, and devices for the purpose of providing tools which enhance the learning process.
4What is Educational Technology? Development of teaching and learningApplies theories of instruction, learning, behavioral and cognitive psychology to assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional material.Applies research, theory, technologies, and psychology to solve instructional and performance problems.The particular approach used to achieve the ends of education.
5What do Educational Technologists do? Design instructionProduce instructional materialsManage instructional computing services or learning resources collections.Apply theories of cognition and research to utilize technology for the benefit of the learner.
6My personal definition: Instructional Technology is: The use of technological processes as a tool specifically for teaching and learning which facilitates access to information of all types.
7My personal definition: Educational Technology is: The application of theory, technology, and psychology to achieve the goal of education and enhance the learning of individuals.
8ConclusionIt would seem that Instructional and Educational Technology are synonymous. The simple definition for each makes the distinction of their difference:Instructional Technology is the tool.Educational Technology is the procedure for using that tool.