Instructional Systems Technology

We improve human learning and performance in diverse contexts. First established in the 1940s as the Department of Audio-Visual Instruction, the Department of Instructional Systems Technology now takes a holistic look at how to improve teaching and learning for all ages across all segments of society through the study and design of learning environments and strategies.

We believe instructional materials and assessment tools must support the way that people acquire, process, and share information. This philosophy, combined with the deep and varied experiences of our faculty, enables us to give students the best possible preparation for work in the field of instructional systems technology. Here, faculty and students observe and analyze learning environments, evaluate the effectiveness of different strategies for learning, and research which technologies-analog, digital, and conceptual-can make those environments and strategies more powerful.

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