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As a benefit of AECT membership, you'll get access to our AECT publications. Non-members can purchase directly from our publishing partner. AECT also offers a library of journals, books, and videos related to the technology and communications field.

AECT Journals

TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice

A publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology

ISSN: 8756-3894 (print version) 
ISSN: 1559-7075 (electronic version) 
Journal no. 11528 
Springer US

About TechTrends 

TechTrends is a leading publication for professionals in the educational communication and technology field. As such its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field.

Educational Technology Research and Development 

A bi-monthly publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Tristan E. Johnson and Lin Lin Lipsmeyer

ISSN: 1042-1629 (print version) 
ISSN: 1556-6501(electronic version) 
Journal no. 11423 
Springer US

Educational Technology Research and Development is the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology. 

The Research Section assigns highest priority in reviewing manuscripts to rigorous original quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies on topics relating to applications of technology or instructional design in educational settings. Such contexts include K-12, higher education, and adult learning (e.g., in corporate training settings). Analytical papers that evaluate important research issues related to educational technology research and reviews of the literature on similar topics are also published. This section features well-documented articles on the practical aspects of research as well as applied theory in educational practice and provides a comprehensive source of current research information in instructional technology.

The Development Section publishes research on planning, implementation, evaluation and management of a variety of instructional technologies and learning environments. Empirically based formative evaluations and theoretically based instructional design research papers are welcome, as are papers that report outcomes of innovative approaches in applying technology to instructional development. Papers for the Development section may involve a variety of research methods and should focus on one aspect of the instructional development process or more; when relevant and possible, papers should discuss the implications of instructional design decisions and provide evidence linking outcomes to those decisions.

The Cultural and Regional Perspectives Section (formerly International Review) publishes innovative research about how technologies are used to enhance learning and instruction in a culture or region. Educational technology studies submitted to this section should be situated in cultural contexts that critically examine issues and ideologies prevalent in a culture or region or by individuals or groups in a culture or region. Theoretical perspectives can be broadly based and inclusive of research such as: cultural models, technology frameworks, critical theory, and cultural studies. Papers published in this section include quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods and reviews with a cultural focus.

Books Online

A Code of Professional Ethics

Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations 

Survey of Instructional Design Models

Books Online for AECT Members Only

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SpringerSpringer Books

Bridging Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence 

Design Alchemy 

Design in Educational Technology 

Designing Learning for Tablet Classrooms 

Educational Technology Beyond Content: A New Focus for Learning 

Educational Technology to Improve Quality and Access on a Global Scale 

Emerging Technologies for STEAM Education 

Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational Communications and Technology

Emerging Research, Practice, and Policy on Computational Thinking

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook

Handbook of Research for Educational Communication

ICT-Supported Innovations in Small Countries 

Intersections Across Disciplines

Learning and Instructional Technologies the 21st Century

Learning and Design and Technology - Major Reference

Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education

Learning: Design, Engagement and Definition

Leading and Managing e-Learning

Lessons in Leadership in Educational Technology

Mind, Brain and Technology

Perspectives on Digitally-Mediated Team Learning

SpringerBriefs in Educational Communication and Technology

The Design of Learning Experience

The Next Generation of Distance Education

The Flipped College Classroom

Women's Voices in the Field of Educational Technology

BrillBrill Book

Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management

Independently Published

Distance Education: Definition and Glossary Terms

Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary 

First Principles of Instruction (revised edition) by M. David Merrill

Getting Started In Instructional Technology Research

Instructional Design Standards for Distance

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