AECT Definition

AECT Definition for Educational Technology

Educational technology is the ethical study and application of theory, research, and practices to advance knowledge, improve learning and performance, and empower learners through strategic design, management, implementation, and evaluation of learning experiences and environments using appropriate processes and resources. ©

Thank you to the 2023 Definition Task Force for their work on this definition.

Co Chairs: Albert Ritzhaupt, & Keith Heggart

  • Christopher Prokes
  • Kamla Al Amri  
  • Monalisa Dash
  • Michelle R. Gould
  • Royce Kimmons