Instructional Development Timeline

The Instructional Development Timeline site offers information and links of key events, people, and developments that relate to Instructional Technology, Development, Theory, Systems, and Design.

Use the tabs at the top for each decade to find information and links to websites about leading theorists, specific events or research, and historical implications for education.


Why did we create this site?

We created this site after many of the graduate students in teacher education and leadership programs contacted us for research and studies about learning theories and curriculum design.


Who are the authors?

The My eCoach team, Charlotte McGovern and Barbara Bray, designed the site in 2007 and are continually updating the resources based on feedback from readers. Both Charlotte and Barbara have over 40 years of educational experience and expertise. Go to Credits for citations. Leilani Pedroni who worked for My eCoach originally started building the timeline in 2001.



After you have checked out the timeline, you are invited to take our user survey to provide us input using comments. We also have places for you to comment and share resources. We really appreciate your feedback so we can continue updating the information to make this site a valuable resource to help you with your research on learning theories and instructional design.