Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) has approved five standards that emanate from Educational Technology: A definition with commentary (2008) edited by Alan Januszewski and Michaek Molenda. These standards form the conceptual framework under which we design and develop the Program in Instructional Technology. These Standards have been approved by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE).
AECT STANDARD FOR MASTERS AECT PREPARATION
|1. Design||Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics|
|2. Development||Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.|
|3. Utilization||Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.|
|4. Management||Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management|
|5. Evaluation||Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.|