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Call for special issue in TechTrends

Aug 09 2022

"The AECT Centennial: Origins, Trends, and Implications for the Future of Educational Technology" Co-editors Heather Leary, Jill Stefaniak, Ginger Watson, Rebecca Clark-Stallkamp, Richard Deitzel, and Robert Doyle are excited to announce a special issue in TechTrends, to be published July 2023. The focus is on the centennial anniversary of AECT, the origins and contributions of the past with the trends and issues of today and the impact on the future of educat...

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New AECT Book published by Springer

Aug 05 2022

"GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS" Editors: Vanessa Dennon, Camille Dickson-Deane, Xun Ge, Dirk Ifenthaler, Sahana Murthy, Jennifer C, Richardson

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Call for Chapters: Reimagining Systems Thinking in a Post-Pandemic World

Aug 05 2022

Title: Reimagining Systems Thinking in a Post-Pandemic World Editors: M. Elizabeth Azukas, East Stroudsburg University, Minkyoung Kim, University of West Florida The COVID-19 pandemic caused the largest systemic disruption in history. While the pandemic was clearly a health issue, resulting in the deaths of over 6 million people, it was much more than a health issue. The pandemic was a complex phenomenon that impacted economic, political, and education systems. Th...

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New! Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching

Aug 05 2022

In association with the Teacher Education Division, AECT is excited to announce that the first issue of the Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching (JTILT) is now available. JTILT is a brand new openly licensed AECT journal that publishes openly licensed, peer-reviewed technology-integrated lesson plans for teachers and teacher educators

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The Journal of Applied Instructional Design

Aug 05 2022

The Journal of Applied Instructional Design (JAID) is excited to announce its latest issue (Volume 11, Issue 2) has recently been published using the new open-access format.

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AECT Convention Registration is Now Live

May 10 2022

This year the convention is being held October 24-28 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Register Soon!

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AECT and Divisional Elections Results

Mar 18 2022

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.

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What Is Learning Loss in the Wake of the Pandemic?

Mar 14 2022

What Is Learning Loss in the Wake of the Pandemic? A Q&A with Ellen Wagner, AECT Executive Director By Mary Grush, Editor and Conference Program Director, Campus Technology

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2021 AECT Proceedings is Now Online

Jan 11 2022

The 2021 AECT Proceedings for the AECT Chicago Convention, 'Homecoming (Homestaying): A Return to Learning through Innovation' is now available. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume #1 contains 26 papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with instruction and training issues are contained in volume #2 which contains 30 papers. DID YOU KNOW: You can search all the proceedings from 2006 - Current! ...

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AECT and NATO-ACT partnership continues to deepen

Oct 11 2021

AECT President Xun Ge addressed a session of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Allied Command Transformation Training Technology Conference that was held September 14-16 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The event was a hybrid conference attended by 485 NATO members and affiliates, 425 online and 60 in-person.

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS: 'AECT AT 100: A Century of Leadership in Educational Technology'

Jun 23 2021

The purpose of this book is to highlight AECT’s 100 years of leadership in educational technology and learning. AECT has a rich history, evolving from the National Education Association’s (NEA) Department of Visual Instruction (DVI) and later the Department of Audio-Visual Instruction (DAVI). Over its 100 years, AECT and its members have had a substantial impact on the evolution of American educational technology and learning, including in the areas of audiovis...

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AECT announces Dr. Ellen Wagner as Interim Executive Director

Jun 17 2021

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology announced that Dr. Ellen Wagner has accepted the position of Interim Executive Director of the organization. Dr. Wagner is a long-time AECT member, who has served in a number of capacities, including most recently as a board member of the AECT Foundation.

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BLAST From the PAST! 1964-1985

May 24 2021

AECT now has archives for the 'AudioVisual Instruction' journal and the 'Instructional Innovator' journal.

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New Issue for 'The Journal of Applied Instructional Design (JAID)'

May 13 2021

The Journal of Applied Instructional Design (JAID) is excited to announce its latest issue (Volume 10, Issue 2) has recently been published using the new open-access format. https://edtechbooks.org/jaid_10_2 The following is a link to all issues of JAID: https://edtechbooks.org/jaid

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NEW! - AECT Interactions

Apr 14 2021

Check out AECT‘s new digital publication, AECT Interactions, a short-form publication of relevant and contemporary topics for the field of learning design and educational technology.

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WRITE your dissertation FIRST and other essays on a graduate education

Jan 27 2021

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

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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.

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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.

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Handbook of Research on Educational Communication

Jan 06 2021

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Supports for At-Home Learning) to categorize contributions, our goal is to then evaluat...

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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 yet concise index.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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 Piña (Sullivan University) will oversee the collection of monographs and edited volum...

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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.

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