IT Definition as stated by ACET Committee

Instructional Technology is “the study and ethical practices of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.”  (Dempsey & Reiser, 2018, p. 15)


Dempsey, J. V., & Reiser, R. A. (2018). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology. New York, NY: Pearson Education, Inc.

Article about the learning theories:

Ertmer, P. A. and Newby, T. J. (2013), Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism: Comparing Critical Features From an Instructional Design Perspective. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 26: 43-71.

My Personal Education Philosophy & The Role of Technology

The study and practice of educational technology is the design of learning environments or procedures that enhance and improve learning performance by evaluating appropriate technology, technological process, emerging technologies, and other forms of educational materials that engage the learner in critical thinking. Learners should engage in the evaluation of internet learning content and have opportunities to create a co-learning experience with other learners.

Dick, Carey and Carey

Picture From: Dick, Carey and Carey

Kellers ARCS Model

Picture From: Purdue University Keller's ARCS model

John Sweller's Cognitive Load Theory