About Us

Who We Are

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of instructional designers, educators and professionals who provide leadership and advise policy makers in order to sustain a continuous effort to enrich teaching and learning. Seizing opportunities to raise awareness and leverage technology, our members may be found around the world in colleges and universities, in the Armed Forces and industry, in museums, libraries, and hospitals, and in the many places where educational change is underway. Our research and scholarly activity contribute to the knowledge base in the field of Learning. We are on the cutting edge of new developments and innovations in research and application.

What We Do

AECT is the premier organization for those actively involved in the design of instruction and a systematic approach to learning. We provide an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas for our members and for target audiences. We are the national and international voice for improvement of instruction and the most recognized association of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology. We have members from all 50 states and International Affiliates all passionate about finding better ways to help people learn.

Since 1923, AECT has been the professional home for this field of interest and has continuously maintained a central position in the field, promoting high standards, in both scholarship and practice with nine Divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that represent the breadth and depth of the field. We produce two bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends.

Our Mission

Provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning.

Our Vision

We seek to be the premier international organization in educational technology, the organization to which others refer for research and best practices.

Our Values

1. Leadership
Our work is intended to communicate intellectual leadership among the disciplines associated with educational communications and technology.

2. Collaboration
We work with other individuals and organizations that share our vision, values and goals. Yet, we cherish our collective identity as well as a wide range of diversity encumbered within the individuals that constitute the AECT membership.

3. Professional Standards
We are committed to excellence. High quality artifacts, ethical conduct, and social consciousness are essential components of our scholarly community.

4. Sustainability
Our actions are dedicated to maintaining a level of service and rate of growth commensurate with the desires of our membership over time.

5. Financial Stability
We are responsible stewards of AECTs resources and finances.