Characteristics of Learners in an Online Instructional Technology Master's Program
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AbstractEducational Technology, also known as instructional technology, instructional system design, has been in existence for quite some time. However, it is one of those areas that many people outside of the field know practically nothing about or have serious misconceptions about it. The name educational technology did shed some light on one aspect of the field: technology. The purpose of this study started out to investigate how students enrolled in the EDIT program feel about an online program to an on-site program, and how students enrolled in the Instructional Technology program utilize technology. While the population for this study has been graduate students in the instructional technology program, findings from this study will assist in the development of efficient and effective online environments to support the changing needs of pre-service and classroom teachers.