History of Instructional Media

Events

School Museums

1900 - 1909

Portable exhibits with photographs, slides, films, and charts

Visual Instruction Movement

1910 - 1929

Focus on instructional films and motion pictures

Audiovisual Instruction Movement

1920 - 1939

Focus on radio broadcasting, sound recordings, and sound motion pictures

Growth of Audiovisual Instruction Movement

1940 - 1949

Focus on training films, overhead projectors, slide projectors, and audio equipment to train a large number of people in military services and industry at one time

Instructional Television

1950 - 1969

Funding from Ford Foundation created closed-circuit television systems and public television

Computers for Instructional Purposes - focus on drill and practice and computer related skills such as word processing

1980 - 1999

Focus on drill and practice and computer related skills such as word processing