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The Purpose of Instructional Media

This posting defines instructional media and its purpose. It also shows how instructional media fits in the instructional systems design (ISD) process.

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1. Instructional media typically refers to any materials and tools used to supplement instruction and also fulfill instructional objectives. In addition to the use of high tech items, IM also includes traditional tools such as chalkboards, overhead projectors, handouts, television clips, videotapes or film excerpts.

2. Instructional media usually fits into the instructional systems design (ISD) process after instructors or designers write and formulate their learning objectives. After the sequencing of objectives occurs, the selection of IM typically follows. As you examine the ISD process, selecting media also ...

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Various media are examined.