Education has always been an integral part of each persons life. Modern technology has proven that it is also significant. Nowadays, both are incorporated with one another to come with what people call Instructional Technology. It is simply a modern way of teaching application used either in a traditional classroom or Internet-based distant learning.
Despite the fact that this type of teaching has been proven effective, some schools and faculty members are hesitant to apply this. It is reasonable that they feel this way because of fear that eventually students and education in itself will not be in need of human instructors.
The government, on the other hand, believed that there will always be a constant demand for human instructors even with the presence of modern technology because they will be the one administering the said application. In fact, many become experts in designing instructional programs for learning.
Teachers with skills like this are hired by universities for the main responsibilities of designing learning materials for online education. These online learning packages developed are used for internet interaction between students and teachers.
HPT or the Human Performance Technology is an example of instructional technology developed recently. This program focuses more on the performance problem faced by each individual and how to overcome it. No doubt, most corporations housing many employees are using this teach their employees on how to improve their performance level. It certainly benefits not only the employee but the business as a whole.
Traditionally, learning happens when teacher educate the student. Students sit there and listen. Today’s modern technology made it possible for learning to be more effective and advanced with constant interactions between student and teachers.
According to the philosophical view by Moore in 1989, there are three basic learning interaction that happens; learner to instructor, learner to content and learner to learner instructions.
Modern technology has made significant advancement to learning and the most effective to do this is through the learner to the content interaction.