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Welcome to Association for Educational Communications and Technology

"AECT means a lot to me. It is my family and a place where I can grow professionally.
I'm glad that I am a 
member of it!"

Szu-Yueh (Justine) Chien, Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Extension


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.

2020 AECT Convention - jACKSONVILLE

Now Accepting Proposals
Submission Deadline: Feb 17

Upcoming Events

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Jan

2020

Special Issue in ETRD: Call for Papers

January 30, 2020 —Outline of proposed paper due​ for the:
Special I...

30

Jan

2020

D&D Webinar: Writing Proposals and Reviewing for AECT

Thursday January 30th, 2:30 PM EST
Join Dr. Jason McDonald he discusses how to write a succes...

31

Jan

2020

Webinar for the AECT 2020 International Convention

Webinar Jan 31, 2020 from 11am-12pm EST
Join us for this webinar for an overview of...

31

Jan

2020

Deadline to Cast Your Vote

The AECT election will be active through 11:59 PM January 31st (EST), 2020.
YOUR VOTE MATTERS...

Latest News

AECT Elections Now in Progress

January 10 2020

Members again have the opportunity to help define the direction and leadership of AECT. The election...

2020 Call For Proposal is Live!

December 16 2019

The 2020 Call For Proposals online submission is now live. Please review the call for proposals and ...

2019 Annual Proceedings - Las Vegas: Volume #1 and #2

December 16 2019

The 42nd Annual Proceedings are now online.

Call for Nominations for AECT President

November 19 2019

The AECT Nominating Committee is requesting nominations for the office of AECT President. The person...

Publications

2020 Summer Research Symposium: Call for Proposals

Jan 18 2020

March 15, 2020 is the deadline to submit your paper for the 2020 AECT Summer Research Symposium, Lea...

Special Issue in ETRD: Call for Papers

Jan 17 2020

January 30, 2020 —Outline of proposed paper due for the Call for Papers for a Special Issue of...

New Book Series: 'Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management'

Dec 19 2019

Brill is pleased to announce that in collaboration with The Association for Educational Communicatio...

2019 Annual Proceedings - Las Vegas: Volume #1 and #2

Dec 16 2019

The 42nd Annual Proceedings are now online.

Educational Partners