The chapter helped in understanding what educational technology is. According to Reiser and Dempsey (2012), “When asked to define the term instructional technology, [people] will mention computers, DVDs, mobile devices,” which is very correct. This really altered my understanding. This essay helps in understanding of the definition of the field of educational technology and other resources in the first project by writing about the field. Through this writing, the real meaning of the field is understood.
Educational models were next. Most of them related to what was learned in the previous classes while some of them were new. The history of educational technology was also described. This was not new as it had been summarized in the past using articles by other authors along with Reiser and Dempsey (2012). Education theory was then learnt. It gave me the chance to decide which one of them to adopt in my teaching style in future. The next thing was writing my own educational theory. This was very challenging and interesting. It enabled me to put into practice my learning style which was the backward theory. I realized that there is a model for the backward theory which helped one to foresee the outcome of the theory in future. New knowledge on how to become a better instructional designer in the future was gained. In the education process, the teacher alone cannot handle all the responsibility. The instructional designer and the management of the institutions should all be involved so as to help in delivery of knowledge to learners. ...Show more