||Edward Thorndike develops a scientific theory of learning
||John Dewey – Importance of hands on activities and concrete examples
||Ralph Tyler refines idea of instructional objectives
||WWII stimulates work on systematic instructional design
||Skinner & Behaviorism. Bloom & Taxonomy
||Robert Gagne and cognitive views of learning.
||Constructivist views of learning
||Visual Education Movement develops
||Museums aid schools with teaching materials
||Films begin to be used as educational medium
||Radio is used for instruction
||WWII trainnig uses film and other media
||Television used for instruction
||Focus on impact of media on learning.
||New types of media emerge for use in education
||Media becomes digital and can be manipulated by computers
||Atanasoff & Berry invent the electric computer
||First generation computers such as ENIAC. Rely on vacuum tubes.
||Second and Third Generation computers developed
||Personal Computer invented
||WYSWYG GUI introduced to personal computers
||World Wide Web becomes popular