Instructional Technology and Distance Education are examined and compared to other professions. A special emphasis is made on the impact of media and technology on teaching and learning. In order to understand the dynamic nature of the field, the literature of ITDE is analyzed as a basis for increasing the impact of instructional technology on education and training. National expert’s positions on the status of the field are closely examined using videos, audios, and discussions. The impact of instructional technologies on schools and training organizations is studied in this course. Case studies dealing with various perspectives for implementation of distance education initiatives are examined using videos, audios and interviews.
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