Welcome to Association for Educational Communications and Technology

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.  AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway.  AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.

The Association has become a major organization for those actively involved in the designing of instruction and a systematic approach to learning.  It provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas for its members and for target audiences; it is the national and international spokesperson for the improvement of instruction; and, it is the most recognized association of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology.  Along with our members, we have 24 state and six international affiliates who are all passionate about finding better ways to help people learn.  AECT is the oldest professional home for this field of interest and has continuously maintained a central position in the field, promoting high standards, both in scholarship and in practice.  AECT has 9 divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that represent the breadth and depth of the field.  The association produces two bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends.

2018 International Convention


Learning for ALL

October 23-27, 2018 Kansas City, MO

Upcoming Events




Deadline for the AECT 2018 Proposal Submission

Call for Proposals for the 2018 AECT International Convention
DEADLINE: Feb. 19th, 2018




Deadline to Register: AECT Delegation to Cuba

AECT Delegation to Cuba
May 21-26, 2018

Professionals Abroad a division of Academic Travel Abroad, Inc





Last Day to Vote

The deadline to cast for vote in the AECT and Division Elections is March 4th, 2018

Latest News

AECT Delegation to Cuba

January 19, 2018

AECT Delegation to Cuba May 21-26, 2018 Professionals Abroad a division of A...

AECT and Divisional Election - Now in Progress

January 19, 2018

Members again have the opportunity to help define the direction and leadership o...

2018 Call for Proposals

January 3, 2018

2018 AECT International Convention LEARNING FOR ALL Kansas City, MO October ...


AECT Reference Library
AECT offers a huge reference library to our members as well as open source content.

The Definition and Terminology Committee
The Definition and Terminology Committee has issued a new and sooner to be published definition for Educational Technology:
'Educational technology is the study and ethical application of theory, research, and best practices to advance knowledge as well as mediate and improve learning and performance through the strategic design, management and implementation of learning and instructional processes and resources.'

Educational Partners