2020 AECT Summer Research Symposium

Overview of the AECT Research Symposium.

Learning: Design, Engagement and Definition

This year the Association for Educational Communication and Technology(AECT) will host the Annual Summer Research Symposia as a virtual conference on July 22-23, 2020. The resulting book will be published by Springer. This year, all AECT journals, including ETR&D and TechTrends will have editors or representatives participate, recruit future reviewers and solicit articles for possible publication.

How we, learners, teachers, learning designers, instructional supervisors, education policy makers, and others involved with education institutions and educational enterprises define learning affects what is learned and to what extent learning is accomplished. The broadest questions that can and should be asked in education are in regards to learning, and yet they remain the deepest as well.but these are not often asked.

Proposals are solicited in multiple areas including the definition of learning, the design of learning experience, the evaluation and measurement of learning and the engagement of both teachers and learners. Both theory and research concerning learning are welcomed.

The Symposium will begin the morning of July 22, 2020 and end on July 23, 2020 at the end of the day. It is the goal of the symposium to gather together a select group of scholars to share research for real dialogue and deep discussions about learning experience and learning design. Using Art of Hosting techniques for engaged conversation, we will have very intense and deep discussions of each proposed chapter. The conference fee is $35.00 to cover the editorial expense.

Registration is Closed.


July 22-23: 2020 Symposium
Further Information:
Brad Hokanson, Ph.D.
College of Design, University of Minnesota

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