The first school museum opened in St. Louis in 1905.
Schools in Rochester NY were the first to use instructional films in an educational setting.
Broadcasting, sound recordings, and motion pictures spiked an interest in instructional media.
Military used instructional film to train combat soldiers. Instructional film was also used in the manufacturing industry to support the war effort.
After the war ended, audiovisual research programs began. Research studies showed that visual media affected learning skills.
Researchers at IBM developed the first computer assisted instruction programs for public schools.
B.F. Skinners article "The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching".
The Federal Communications Commission set aside 242 TV channels for instructional media.
The internet increased the amount of technology available to the public and in schools.