Instructional Design Methods Integrating Instructional Technology
Effective teaching begins with effective planning of instruction. Planned instruction with technology integrated appeals to students and accommodates students’ needs. Students expect technology to be utilized to support the learning process because of their acquaintance with a variety of technologies at a very early age. Educators must be aware of the needs and expectations of students and then design courses that integrate technology based on these identified needs and expectations. A critical element required to integrate technology into the learning environment successfully is the instructional design process. The instructional design process provides a framework for systematically planning, developing, and adapting instruction based on learner needs and content requirements. With the instructional design process, educators evaluate student needs, plan the lesson objectives, design the instructional content, and create assessments. Evaluation and revision of each of the instructional components is continually modified to meet the changing needs of the learners and the advancement of technology.
Paula Jones and Rita Davis. "Instructional Design Methods Integrating Instructional Technology" Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology. Ed. Terry T. Kidd & Holim Song. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2008. 15-27.