Instructional Technologies in Education

Resources for using instructional technologies for educational applications.


Blogs - A blog (a.k.a., "web log") is an online collection of personal commentary and links. Blogs can be viewed as online journals to which others can respond. 1

Clickers - Clickers refer to classroom response systems (CRS), also known as personal response systems, consisting of devices that students can use to interact with an instructor's questions via computer software. 2

Video and Audio - Video and/or audio (podcast) materials can be made available through an online sharing service where viewers can post feedback and "subscribe" to similar content. Usage statistics also enhance the usefulness of the service.

Web Conferencing - Web conferencing is a term that describes a synchronous, electronic environment in which meetings, trainings, or presentations can take place.

Wikis - Wikis are Web pages that can be viewed and modified by anyone with a Web browser and Internet access. 1

More resources on emerging technologies in education:

  • "7 Things you Should Know About..." series by the Educause Learning Initiative
  • MIT OpenCourseWare, free and open resource for discipline-specific course materials
  • MERLOT, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
  • TLT Group, the American Association of Higher Education's teaching, learning, and technology affiliate

WWU Campus Resources:

Source Information:

1. Educause Learning Initiative, EDUCAUSE.
2. Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University.