"AECT is my home in the field of instructional design and technology. My peers are here, my former students are here, who are now peers. Everything that goes on in instructional design and technology is here. You go beyond the journals, and it really is my family within the field."
Ginger Watson-Papelis, Associate Professor of Education, University of Virginia
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is an international organization that values diversity of thought, culture and people whose activities are directed toward improving learning. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; and in any other places where educational change takes place. AECT members include instructional designers, researchers, professors and teachers, educational technologists, and other professionals united by a passion for improving teaching and learning. Our members serve in many different settings including education, business and industry, non-profits, military, health care, and other environments. AECT members fulfill a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.
AECT has become a major organization for those actively involved in instructional design and the development of a systematic approach to learning. It provides an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of ideas among its members and target audiences; it is the national and international advocate for the improvement of instruction; and it is the most widely recognized source of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology. AECT and its members have numerous state and international affiliates, all of which are passionate about finding better ways to help people learn. AECT is the oldest professional home for instructional designers and continues to maintain a central position in the field, promoting high standards of scholarship and practice. AECT has 10 divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that span the breadth and depth of the field. The association produces two print bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends, and three electronic journals, Journal of Formative Design in Learning, The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, and International Journal of Designs for Learning.
2023 AECT CALL FOR PROPOSALS
proposals NOW REVIEW for the 2023 International convention
Valuing Diverse Learning Ecologies and Climates The Culture, Learning, and Technology Division is... Read More
March 31st, 2023 is the deadline to submit your proposals for the:
2023 Virtual Summer Resear... Read More
May 20, 2023 is the manuscript deadline for the Educational Technology & Society Ca... Read More
The Journal of Educational Technology & Society (J-ET&S), a top ranked journal on ... Read More
March 16 2023
Have you already immersed yourself in the world of ChatGPT? If so, we want to hear from you! The Systems...
March 01 2023
Current members of AECT are invited to submit a nomination to the Nominations Committee for the office...
January 30 2023
Submission Deadline extended to March 5, 2023 for the 100th Anniversary of AECT. This year's theme is...
January 23 2023
Members again have the opportunity to help define the direction and leadership of AECT. The election...
Mar 16 2023
The Journal of Applied Instructional Design (JAID) is excited to announce its special issue, Trauma-...
Feb 04 2023
The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume #1 contains 33 papers deal...
Oct 13 2022
Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management Seri...
Aug 05 2022
"GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS" Editors: Vane...