Technological change has brought about an information explosion that has led us into the Digital Age. This change has been responsible for major revisions in the way in which society functions and has changed the manner in we interact in all aspects of our lives; perhaps even to a larger degree in the way we carry out education at all levels. The increased need for training, re-training, distance education, and lifelong learning has changed the manner in which we deal with learners of all ages.
It is important to know that support is available for educators to utilize these new technological tools and to accommodate learners’ needs. Technological resources, planning strategies, and instructional design assistance are available to teachers to help them provide learners with effective instruction and materials that will enable them to effectively learn at their own time, place, and in appropriate formats.
The planning, developing, and implementing of distance learning programs that make use of technology are complex and require input from all members of an instructional planning team. Information about the various technologies, instructional design processes, and accessibility are essential areas that instructors need to know about as they strive to design appropriate distance education programs. This site is designed to help with this understanding and to assist in exploring the blending of technologies. It is intended to provide practical, user-friendly support for instructors as they plan and design appropriate programs and courses for their learners.
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