812-335-7675

News, Events, and Activities

AECT News

2020 AECT Proceedings is Now Online

Mar 05 2021

The 2020 AECT Proceedings for the AECT Convention, 'Towards Culturally-Situated Learning Design and Research' is now available. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume #1 contains 37 papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with instruction and training issues are contained in volume #2 which contains 15 papers.

2020 Post Convention: 4 ways to Benefit

Mar 05 2021

The 2020 International Convention being a virtual event provided a unique opportunity to have sessions recorded and there are four possible ways to benefit.

AECT 2021 Call for Proposals

Mar 05 2021

Now accepting proposals for the 2021 AECT International Convention: 'Homecoming (Homestaying): A Return to Learning through Innovation' Submission deadline is March 31st, 2021. https://members.aect.org/events/call/

2021 Early-Bird Registration Now Available

Feb 24 2021

The Early-Bird Registration for the 2021 AECT International Convention is now available.

AECT and Divisional Election Results

Mar 05 2021

As a member, please extend your congratulations and support to your new leaders. AECT also extends its appreciate to each candidate for their willingness to serve in their new leadership positions.

Call for Papers: Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations

Feb 09 2021

Submit your proposal by March 15th for 'Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations' to be published open access by Springer, Cham

Open Call for Nominations for President-Elect & Executive Secretary

Feb 03 2021

AECT members are invited to submit a nomination to the Nominations Committee for the offices of (1) President-Elect and (2) Executive Secretary to stand for election in January 2022. If elected, these officers will begin their terms at the October 2022 convention in Las Vegas.

CFP - Special Issue for TechTrends

Jan 31 2021

March 15th is the deadline to submit your proposal for a special issue in TechTrends, 'Ethnographic Experiences in Learning Design'.

Accepting Proposals for the 2021 Summer Research Symposium

Jan 31 2021

The deadline is March 15th to submit a proposals for the 2021Summer Research Symposium. The theme this year is 'Toward Inclusive Learning Design: Social Justice, Equity, and Community'. https://aect.org/symposium_call.php

WRITE your dissertation FIRST and other essays on a graduate education

Jan 27 2021

by M. David Merrill, Professor Emeritus, Utah State University

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

Jan 26 2021

The revised edition of this popular book in instructional design available to AECT members thanks to the generosity of the author M. David Merrill.

YUSRA LAILA VISSER RESEARCH FUND

Jan 12 2021

As you may be aware long time member Yusra Visser recently died and her parents have established the Yusra Laila Visser Research Fund to honor her work. Click here to contribute to the fund and the continuation of her professional work.

Handbook of Research on Educational Communication

Jan 06 2021

Fifth edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communication is now available.

JAID Special Call for 'Informal Learning in Online Social Communities'

Nov 20 2020

The Journal of Applied Instructional Design has issued a special issue call for proposals on 'Informal Learning in Online Social Communities'. They are looking for submissions in Instructional Design Practice, Research Studies on Applied Instructional Design, and Instructional Design/Performance Design Position Papers. Proposal deadline for submissions is December 11, 2020.

Call for Design Cases for AECT Publication

Nov 19 2020

The AECT Major Reference Works Section on Case Studies in Learning Design and Instructional Technology is seeking submissions for design cases. This section features cases that span different types of projects, designs, and contexts in k-12, higher education, training and organizational development, and informal learning contexts as well as case studies ranging from instructional design ...

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Announces 2020 Award Winners for Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Service

Oct 21 2020

The Association for Educational Communications (AECT) today announced the 2020 award winners for outstanding research, scholarship, and service in the fields of instructional design and educational technology. The award recipients were nominated and selected by AECT's awards committee and Executive Committee for their exemplary contributions to the field.

The Effect of Covid-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology

Sep 17 2020

AECT is a global organization whose mission is to nurture research-based design of effective teaching and learning, with a particular focus on e-learning. Therefore, we are pleased to pass along this most interesting and timely research on e-learning in Africa. The upcoming AECT Virtual Convention will be an opportunity to learn much more about important research like this.

Preview of ETR&D Special Issue

Aug 03 2020

The special issue “A Synthesis of Systematic Review Research on Emerging Learning Environments and Technologies” edited by Drs. Florence Martin, Vanessa Dennen, and Curtis Bonk has assembled a noteworthy collection of systematic review articles, each focusing on a diferent aspect of emerging learning technologies. In this conclusion, we focus on these evidence-based review...

Increased Impact Factor for ETR&D

Jul 13 2020

The Educational Technology Research and Development's (ETR&D) 2019 impact factor increased to 2.303 (2019) from 2.115 (2018). ETR&D’s five year impact factor increased to 2.752 (2019) from 2.672 (2018). ETR&D is one of the top Q1 and SSCI journals. On behalf of AECT and Springer Nature, we congratulate all who contribute to the journal on this positive development.

K-12 Crowdsourced Resource

Apr 07 2020

As one of the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, AECT solicited for suggestions of online resources (e.g., articles, posts, videos, documents, slides) and recommendations for best practices to support remote teaching and the transition to online course delivery. Given a number of topics (Class/Group Meetings, Delivering Content Online, Ensuring/Creating Student Access, Parents/Guardian S...

Higher Education Crowdsourced Expert Resources with Commentaries

Apr 02 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AECT has generated a crowdsourced list of expert resources (e.g., articles, posts, videos, documents, slides) with recommendations for best practices for remote teaching and the transition to online course delivery. This project is the result of the community-based approach with reliance on AECT members' expertise and knowledge to provide a robust ye...

Advice for Those New to Online Learning

Apr 02 2020

Jonathan Michael Spector, Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas realizes that many educators may be new to challenges of Online Learning.

AECT Office Announcement

Mar 13 2020

Due to COVID-19 the AECT office will be closed and personnel will be working remotely. We will continue to move AECT forward, making sure we are all prepared to deal with this situation.

Announcing Formation of New AECT Special Interest Group on Education in Health Professions

Feb 06 2020

To start the New Year, I'm excited to announce the formation of the Education in Health Professions-Special Interest Group (EDHP) within (AECT).

Divisions Leadership Meet to Consider Association Topics, Issues

Feb 06 2020

The new year offered new directions for AECT. On Jan. 24 our divisions met to discuss association topics and issues, as well as plan future actions.

AECT and Divisional Election results.

Feb 03 2020

Members again have the opportunity to help define the direction and leadership of AECT. The election will be active through 11:59 PM February 28 (EST), 2021

New Book Series: 'Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management'

Dec 19 2019

Brill is pleased to announce that in collaboration with The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), it is launching a new book series in 2020 titled Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management. The new series is part of the Brill | Sense imprint, and series editors Dr. Christopher T. Miller (Morehead State University) and Dr. Anthony Pi&nti...

2019 Annual Proceedings - Las Vegas: Volume #1 and #2

Dec 16 2019

The 42nd Annual Proceedings are now online.

Excellence at Work

Nov 26 2019

Robert Doyle, Harvard University, conducts series of interviews with the editors of various AECT journals and publications exploring not the only diversity each journal but also how each journal contributes to the field of educational technology in research and application and its impact on improving education.

Educational Partners