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

  Registrants can still access the session recordings

Upcoming Events




JAID: Call for Proposals Deadline

December 1, 2022 is the deadline to submit a proposal for the Journal of Applied Instructional ... Read More




Deadline for ETR&D Special Issue Call for Papers

December 30, 2022 is the deadline for:

ETR&D Special Call for Papers: Learning Th... Read More




Deadline for BERA Call for Proposals

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Deadline for JTILT Special Issue

January 8, 2023 is the deadline for the initial manuscript submission for:
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Latest News

2022 AECT Convention Recap

November 08 2022

The 2022 AECT International Convention at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas was amazing! We had a total...

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NATO-Allied Command Transformation and AECT deepen partnership

October 10 2022

Virginia Beach, VA. The strategic partnership between NATO-ACT and AECT continues to deepen. Long-time...

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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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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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ETR&D Special Issue Call for Papers Extended to Dec 30

Nov 17 2022

Call for Papers: Learning Through Design and Maker Education Due to several requests from authors...

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Call for Proposals: Britian Journal of Educational Technology

Nov 14 2022

Title: Balancing Student Privacy & Technology Integration in Higher Education: Engagement, Encro...

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JAID: Call for Proposals

Nov 14 2022

Call for Proposals: "Understanding Instructional Design Collaboration" Special Issue for t...

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New! AECT Series published by Brill

Oct 13 2022

Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management Seri...

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