A timeline for students enrolled in Foundations of Instructional Technology
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Introduction of Web 2.0
Robert Gaskins invented PowerPoint, the first product to attract strategic venture capital from Apple and later the first significant acquisition made by Microsoft
Widespread interest in using computers as an instructional tool occured
"The Internet, then known as ARPANET, was brought online in 1969 under a contract let by the renamed Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) which initially connected four major computers at universities in the southwestern US (UCLA, Stanford Research Institute, UCSB, and the University of Utah)." Howe, W. 2010. A Brief History of the Internet. Retrieved on August 17, 2010, from http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html.
The first recorded description of the social interactions that could be enabled through networking was a series of memos written by J.C.R. Licklider of MIT in August 1962 discussing his "Galactic Network" concept. He envisioned a globally interconnected set of computers through which everyone could quickly access data and programs from any site.
The word processor was an invention of the engineers at IBM in 1960, spearheaded by the needs of writers. The word processor was built around the innovations of the electric typewriter. The talking word processor provides writers with an auditory feedback. It is an assistive technology device for individuals with learning disabilities.
Major Contribution to the History of Instructional Development
This assistive technology device was invented by David Abraham in 1951, a teacher at the Perkins School for the Blind. The “Brailler” is a type writer for the braille six dot code used by the visually impaired. The braille alphabet is a form of communication originally developed by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman, in 1821.
Three existing national professional organizations for visual instruction merge to become the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Adhesive tape was invented by Richard G. Drew. Drew was an engineer of the 3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) Co.
Keystone View Company published Visual Educcation, a teacher's guide to lantern slides and steroegraphs. Reiser & Dempsey. 2007. Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology, 2nd Ed.
The earliest record of standardized testing comes from China, where hopefuls for government jobs had to fill out examinations testing their knowledge of Confucian philosophy and poetry.
In 1905 French psychologist Alfred Binet began developing a standardized test of intelligence, work that would eventually be incorporated into a version of the modern IQ test, dubbed the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test.