Dr. Hong Wang, an assistant professor of instructional technology at Fort Hays State University, will be published along with two professors from Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Meyers, and the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, and also with two doctoral students at Purdue University and Virginia Tech. Their writing project will appear in the first issue of the 2012 Journal of Distance Education in China.
"It's a great experience to collaborate with scholars and professionals in the field of educational technology. It's my honor to participate in this exciting project, bridging Chinese and American cultures in the field of educational technology and representing Fort Hays State University in the most prestigious distance education journal in China," said Dr. Wang, who is also the coordinator of instructional design for the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Technology.
This article examines the opportunities and challenges faced by instructional design in online learning, the work of leading U.S. scholars about educational technology, and the national standards for educational technology programs. It also introduces the current status and development trends of educational technology in the U.S. to Chinese educators, specifically focusing on online learning and instructional design.