After reading Raiser, Weller and Watters (2014) about the history of instructional design and educational technology, I thought I’d provide a historical timeline on how I believe companies have adopted learning systems and media, also referred to as technologies (Reiser, 2001), to deliver employee training from 1950 until the late 2000s. There are a number of technologies the corporate world has adopted faster, more extensively and in different variation than the educational world. Specifically, ISD models such as the ADDIE, computer-based or web-based learning, and training deployment and management through a company LMS, have been efficient and cost-effective tools in the hands of corporate training and development teams during the last few decades.
What instructional technologies do you consider being used more successfully in education rather than in corporate training or vice-versa?
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Reiser, R. A. (2001). A history of instructional design and technology: Part II: A history of instructional design. Educational Technology Research and Development, 49(2), 57-67.
Watters, A. (2014). The History of the Future of Ed-Tech, Chapter 1. in The monsters of education technology. Licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA.