News, Events, and Activities
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Apr 27 2020
The AECT board has voted to hold the July AECT Board and Leadership Meeting and the Summer Research Symposium through virtual technologies. The safety and health of our members is the primary driver of this decision. If you have made flight or hotel reservations, you should cancel them immediately.
Apr 14 2020
Message from Brad Hokanson, Acting President and Phil Harris, Executive Director:
Apr 07 2020
Case Studies: Instructional Technology in a Time of Crisis Thousands of teachers, professors, trainers, and administrators are being told to teach, train, and work from home, and millions of children, teenagers, college students, and employees are being required to learn and work from home. Critical to the success of teaching and learning in this situation is the effective applications...
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...
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...
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.
Mar 24 2020
We need your help! Our Executive Board is following up on the listening forums hosted over the past week. We have recorded our leaders' ideas, suggestions, and questions, and we are preparing for the next steps in our organizational response.
Mar 19 2020
The health, well-being and security of the AECT community is our highest priority. We are working with the hotel in Jacksonville, Florida on health/safety processes for the summer research symposium in July and the International Convention in November. AECT remains steadfast in our goal to provide a safe and intellectually stimulating experience for those who attend AECT events. We will c...
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.
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).
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.
Feb 03 2020
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.
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...
Dec 16 2019
The 42nd Annual Proceedings are now online.
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.
Learning, Design, and Technology: An International Compendium of Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
Nov 20 2019
An International Compendium of Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy | Editors: Michael J Spector, Barbara B Lockee, Marcus D. Childress | Description: The multiple, related fields encompassed by this Major Reference Work represent a convergence of issues and topics germane to the rapidly changing segments of knowledge and practice in educational communications and technology at all leve...
Nov 18 2019
During Fall 2019, the Systems Thinking & Change Virtual Book Club will be reading The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle. Sign up to join us at: https://forms.gle/PxTxfrtR2bC6GMXKA
Nov 18 2019
Series Editors: Christopher Miller and Anthony Piña The Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology series provides opportunities for focused writings on leadership within the field and within the organization. The mission of the series is to document leadership, management and administration issues, best practices, and research within the field of educational techno...
Mar 04 2019
The Trends in Instructional Design and Technology Database is now available to all AECT members and their students. The database, which draws upon many major surveys of technology use, provides a clear picture of the trends that educators, learners, and IDT professionals in K – 12 schools, higher education, and business and industry are focusing their attention on. In addition to ac...
Feb 10 2019
AECT has a request from our NATO partnership for looking for a series of one or more literature research summaries on : Virtual Reality Micro Learning Mobile Learning E-Learning Learning Analytics Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence
Jan 22 2019
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomington-based Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) announced a strategic partnership with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – Allied Command Transformation (ACT). The agreement provides NATO ACT with access to AECT's extensive catalog of videos and publications targeting those who deliver ed...
Jan 19 2019
13 recorded presentations including Keynote and Presidential sessions on now on Vimeo.
Feb 24 2019
The editorial board of the Journal of Formative Design in Learning (JDFL) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kalianne Neumann an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Oklahoma State University (sponsor by Dr. Susan Stansbury) and Dr. Logan Arrington an Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology at the University of West Georgia (sponsored by Dr. James Klein) have been selecte...