Important Events in Instructional Design and Technology By missmiller123 May 30, 1910 Visual Instruction Movement The focus at this time was on instructional media. May 30, 1943 WWII Audiovisual devices were used and training videos were created during this time. May 30, 1950 Instructional Television Federal Communications Commission sets aside 242 channels on the television for educational purposes May 30, 1963 First Instructional Design Definition was Published This definition stated that the field was not about media and that it involved a series of steps. Period: Jan 1, 1970 to Dec 31, 1989 1970s-1980s May 30, 1970 1979 Instructional Design Definition Stated that instructional design was a process. May 29, 1980 Oregon Trail Game (Elementary Series) This simulation game gave students that understanding of life on the Oregon Trail. May 30, 1980 1980 Computers Personal Computers start becoming common knowledge to the public and people saw the potential for educational purposes.