The Role of Media Specialists with Respect to Instructional Technology
Abstract: In the absence of state educator certification in instructional technology, and state-wide staffing requirements for instructional technology specialists, media specialists may be playing an increasingly larger role in instructional technology support and focusing less on other vital media specialist responsibilities. The purpose of this quantitative survey study was to examine the role of media specialists with respect to instructional technology. A deeper understanding of the role of media specialists with respect to instructional technology may provide insight into determining a need for instructional technology certification and support in k-12 schools. Practicing media specialists’ perceived use, and perceived ideal use, of instructional technology specialist and media specialist job competencies were examined.