News, Events, and Activities
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.
Oct 08 2021
“Open Education and the Field: Join the Conversation!” Webinar Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern (8:00 - 9:00 PM GMT) We’re writing to invite you to attend the International Division's upcoming professional development event titled, “Open Education and the Field: Join the Conversation!”
Oct 06 2021
There is the breakfast of champions, and then there is our AECT breakfast with champions. AECT will host its 10th annual Breakfast with Champions on November 4 at its annual International Convention at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago.
Sep 29 2021
The volunteer application is now live. OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE INCLUDED: Registration/Check-in Desk Zoom Moderator and Host Technical and Network support Equipment Distribution and Set-up Miscellaneous tasks
Sep 20 2021
A grant from the AECT Foundation will match private donations, and the number of scholarships and grants will depend on donated funding.
Sep 15 2021
CONGRATULATIONS to the prize winners of the AECT Raffle as a result of completing The survey to help us estimate the numbers of attendees for our annual convention this year. THE WINNERS ARE: | First Prize: Chih-Pu Dai (100% off convention registration) | Second Prize: Scott Gibbons (50% off convention registration) | Third Prize: Semra FIS ERUMIT (25% off convention registration) ...
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 evoluti...
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.
May 24 2021
AECT now has archives for the 'AudioVisual Instruction' journal and the 'Instructional Innovator' journal.
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
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.
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.
Feb 24 2021
The Registration for the 2021 AECT International Convention is now available.
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.
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.
Jan 27 2021
by M. David Merrill, Professor Emeritus, Utah State University
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.
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.
Jan 06 2021
Fifth edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communication is now available.
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 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.
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.