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Instructional Technology in Asia?
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: Instructional vs Information Reply with quote

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By the way, IT stands for 'instructional technology' and not 'information technology.' It's not about teaching computer science skills to students.


On the eastern shore of the Atlantic the I stands for information. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear grahamb,

On the Western shore, too: Information Technologies | The University of New Mexico


http://it.unm.edu/


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John
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Instructional vs Information Reply with quote

grahamb wrote:
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By the way, IT stands for 'instructional technology' and not 'information technology.' It's not about teaching computer science skills to students.


On the eastern shore of the Atlantic the I stands for information.

Not when it comes to the specific title of this thread, the OP's degree major, and the components and research in instructional design.

Obviously, this topic isn't one that interests you nor are you familiar with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
Dear grahamb,

On the Western shore, too: Information Technologies | The University of New Mexico

http://it.unm.edu/

Well don't leave out UNM's Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology Department (http://catalog.unm.edu/catalogs/2012-2013/colleges/university-libraries/org-learn-Instr-tech/index.html) and the university's Professional Development Certificate in Instructional Technology (http://oils.unm.edu/academic-programs/professional-certificates/the-instructional-technology-certificate.html). Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: IT Reply with quote

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Obviously, this topic isn't one that interests you nor are you familiar with it.


Ouch! That's a little harsh, NS. As I said earlier, I'm not averse to using modern technology, circumstances permitting. Regarding the title of this thread, you're right. My fault for not paying attention.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be fair, then, to say it can stand for both? I know in my experience, IT first brings to mind information technology.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:59 pm    Post subject: FYI Reply with quote

It's an age thing, John. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear grahamb,

Funny - I hear that a lot more often lately. Very Happy Wonder why?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
Would it be fair, then, to say it can stand for both? I know in my experience, IT first brings to mind information technology.

Not really. Although I've seen "IT" stated a few times in a book about instructional systems design, we've never used the acronym in any of my courses. Generally, we'll say ISD (instructional systems design), ID (instructional design), or ISD (instructional systems design) interchangeably. Or even ed tech, my degree major.

Your confusion was due to the OPs mention of "IT/DT," which was immediately obvious to me as "Instructional Technology/Design Technology"---the subject of this thread. Yet, the OP's degree major will always be stated in full (no acronym) because it's a completely different field. Anyway, his/her initial post provided an overview of what the field commonly focuses on in a k-12 environment.

By the way, a BA or MA in Technology Education deals with teaching learners how to use various computer applications. In the old days, that would have included those exciting typing classes many of us had to take.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:14 pm    Post subject: IT Reply with quote

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In the old days, that would have included those exciting typing classes many of us had to take.


In my youth "Computer Studies" involved completing endless flow charts on paper; not a keyboard in sight. How times have changed!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my youth, abacuses were the only computers in schools. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Abacus Reply with quote

I didn't know the Aztec culture reached that far north, John. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear grahamb,

Oh, sure - the Aztecs used to come up for the holidays, bringing gifts:

"At the height of Chaco Culture, Cahokia was flourishing along the Mississippi near modern St. Louis. The Mayan and Toltec cities were also great commercial centers. We know that Central American artifacts were found at Chaco (i.e. shells, copper bells, parrot and macaw feathers). Given the Native American oral history telling of migrations that visited Chaco Canyon and the propensity of human beings to explore beyond the horizon, it seems very likely that the Chacoan peoples had at least second-hand knowledge of the great civilizations to the south that had flowered before them, had acquired, along with desirable trade goods, some idea of how these peoples lived and had adapted some of their ideas. It's also assumed that the Mesoamerican Mayan and/or Aztec culture had influence on the Chacoans; certainly the similarities of construction and the advanced mathematics to conceive such buildings indicates this."


Miss those guys a lot. Sad

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John


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Melting pot Reply with quote

So that's where the National Pastime came from! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:53 am    Post subject: Re: Tech talk Reply with quote

nomad soul wrote:
Technology for teaching, learning, and training is broader than that. For starters, do an Internet search on Web 2.0 tools.


Fair enough. Perhaps we're talking about the difference between power tools and hand tools here, metaphorically speaking of course.
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