Welcome to Association for Educational Communications and Technology

"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.

 2022  AECT International Convention

  Registration & program Schedule now available

Upcoming Events




Deadline for TechTrends Special Call

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2022 AECT International Convention

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2023 AECT International Convention

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Latest News

AECT announces Nolan Gruver as CEO

August 15 2022

The AECT board has announced Nolan Gruver as Chief Executive Officer. Nolan comes to AECT from Washington...

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2022 Convention Schedule Now Available

August 15 2022

The 2022 Convention is now available. You can search and/or browse the convention by day, group, or by...

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AECT Convention Registration is Now Live

May 10 2022

This year the convention is being held October 24-28 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas,...

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AECT and Divisional Elections Results

March 18 2022

As a member, please extend your congratulations and support to your new leaders. AECT also extends its...

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Call for special issue in TechTrends

Aug 09 2022

"The AECT Centennial: Origins, Trends, and Implications for the Future of Educational Technolog...

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New AECT Book published by Springer

Aug 05 2022


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New! Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching

Aug 05 2022

In association with the Teacher Education Division, AECT is excited to announce that the first issue...

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The Journal of Applied Instructional Design

Aug 05 2022

The Journal of Applied Instructional Design (JAID) is excited to announce its latest issue (Volume 1...

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