Instructional Systems Technology

We improve human learning and performance in diverse contexts. First established in the 1940s as the Department of Audio-Visual Instruction, the Department of Instructional Systems Technology now takes a holistic look at how to improve teaching and learning for all ages across all segments of society through the study and design of learning environments and strategies. 

We believe instructional materials and assessment tools must support the way that people acquire, process, and share information. This philosophy, combined with the deep and varied experiences of our faculty, enables us to give students the best possible preparation for work in the field of instructional systems technology. Here, faculty and students observe and analyze learning environments, evaluate the effectiveness of different strategies for learning, and research which technologies—analog, digital, and conceptual—can make those environments and strategies more powerful.

We also believe in applying what we’ve learned for the benefit of our students. We pioneered Indiana University’s entry into digital learning environments through our Online Learning program, and now offer students the option of getting a master’s or doctorate degree online.

Our faculty includes passionate teachers, innovative researchers, and experienced practitioners in the development of educational content and technology. As a student, you’ll work side by side with the leading experts in the field—and help shape the future of education.

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Academic Programs

Our academic programs prepare students to take active roles as e-learning developers, instructional designers, corporate trainers, researchers, education content developers, entrepreneurs in training and development, and technology leaders in schools.

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Contact Us

We are located on the second floor of the W.W. Wright Education Building.

Department of Instructional Systems Technology
Indiana University School of Education
Room 2276
201 N. Rose Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006

Phone: (812) 856-8450
Fax: (812) 856-8239