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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.

2019 AECT Convention

Early-Bird Registration is now available

Upcoming Events

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May

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Professors of Instructional Design and Technology (PIDT) conference

May 29, 2019 to June 1, 2019

The Professors of Instructional Design and Technology (P...

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May

2019

Deadline for 2019 GSA RESEARCH SHOWCASE ON EXEMPLARY RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN

Deadline May 13st, 2019
The GSA invites proposal submissions for its inaugural ‚ÄčResearch Sh...

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Jun

2019

Deadline: AECT Internship Application

The deadline for application submission to the internship program is a firm 11:59 PM Centr...

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Jun

2019

Deadline: ETR&D Special Issue 2019 - Call for Manuscripts

June 14, 2019 is the deadline to submit a brief description / proposal outlines for ETR&D Specia...

Latest News

GSA Call For Proposals

May 15 2019

Call For Proposals! Submission Deadline May 31st, 2019 2019 GSA RESEARCH SHOWCASE ON EXEMPLARY RE...

Delegation To Egypt - Professional Exchange

April 21 2019

Connect with educational technology educators in Egypt as part of the AECT delegation. Led by Dr. Tr...

2019 AECT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

March 03 2019

Now Accepting applications for the 2019 AECT Internships.

NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR AECT MEMBERS!

March 04 2019

The Trends in Instructional Design and Technology Database is now available to all AECT members and ...

Publications

Call for Research Summaries

Feb 10 2019

AECT has a request from our NATO partnership for looking for a series of one or more literature rese...

Call for Papers for an ETR&D Special Issue

Feb 09 2019

August 1st, 2019 Deadline for: Call for Papers for a Special Issue in Educational Technology Resear...

ETR&D Special Issue 2019 - Call for Manuscripts

Feb 08 2019

June 14th, 2019 Deadline for: Educational Technology Research and Development Special Issue 2019 ...

2019 JFDL Symposium: Call for Papers

Feb 01 2019

June 15th is the deadline to submit your paper for: Journal Symposium on Formative Design and Desig...

Educational Partners