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History of Instructional Design and Technology

a brief timeline representing the history of instructional media

David Goodrich

on 24 July 2010

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Transcript of History of Instructional Design and Technology

1900 1950 2000 School Museums: Seattler states that the first school museum opens in St. Louis in 1905 (as cited in Reiser, 2001) to provide supplementary curriculum materials.
1910 1920 1930 1940 The Visual Instruction Movement and Instructional Films: Reiser states that the terms "visual instruction" and "visual education" were used at least as far back as 1908 (2001).
First recorded catalog of instructional films published in 1910 (2001).
Seattler references Thomas Edison saying in 1913, "Books will soon be obsolete in the schools… It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture. Our school system will be completely changed in the next ten years" (cited in Reiser, 2001)
Seattler also reports five national professional organizations for visual instruction being established, five journals, more than 20 schools of education began offering courses in visual instruction and about a dozen large-city school districts produced bureaus of visual education between the years of 1914 and 1923 (cited in Reiser, 2001) and texts were written through the 1930s.
Hoban, Hoban, & Zissman write a book in 1937 called Visualizing the Curriculum (2001).
From 1941 to 1945 the Division of Visual Aids for War Training oversaw the production of 457 training films which prepared civilians in the United States to work in the industry sector.
During World War II the Air Force produced more than 400 training films and 600 filmstrips with more than four million showings to United States military personnel between the years 1943 and 1945 (2001).
Instructional Television: 1952 decision from the FCC to set aside 242 educational channels for television (2001).
1960 1970 1980 1990 According to Reiser, by January of 1983, 40% of all elementary schools were using computers for instructional purposes while 75% of secondary schools were (2001).
History of Instructional Design and Technology Reiser, R. A. (2001). A history of instructional design and technology: Part i: A history of instructional media. Educational Technology Research and Development, 49(1):53-64.

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