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Welcome to Association for Educational Communications and Technology

"AECT is my home in the field of instructional design and technology. My peers are here, my former students are here, who are now peers. Everything that goes on in instructional design and technology is here. You go beyond the journals, and it really is my family within the field."
Ginger Watson-Papelis, Associate Professor of Education, University of Virginia


The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is an international organization that values diversity of thought, culture and people whose activities are directed toward improving learning. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; and in any other places where educational change takes place. AECT members include instructional designers, researchers, professors and teachers, educational technologists, and other professionals united by a passion for improving teaching and learning. Our members serve in many different settings including education, business and industry, non-profits, military, health care, and other environments. AECT members fulfill a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.


AECT has become a major organization for those actively involved in instructional design and the development of a systematic approach to learning. It provides an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of ideas among its members and target audiences; it is the national and international advocate for the improvement of instruction; and it is the most widely recognized source of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology. AECT and its members have numerous state and international affiliates, all of which are passionate about finding better ways to help people learn. AECT is the oldest professional home for instructional designers and continues to maintain a central position in the field, promoting high standards of scholarship and practice. AECT has 10 divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that span the breadth and depth of the field. The association produces two print bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends, and three electronic journals, Journal of Formative Design in Learning, The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, and  International Journal of Designs for Learning.


COVID-19 News

2020  AECT Virtual  In ternational Convention 

Now Accepting Registration

Upcoming Events

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Jul

2020

Deadline for JAID Special Call

July 15th is deadline to submit a proposal for:

Journal of Applied Instructional Desi...

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Jul

2020

2020 AECT Virtual Summer Board and Leadership

2020 Virtual Summer AECT Board and Leadership July 20, 2020 - AECT Summer Board Meeting
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Jul

2020

2020 AECT Summer Research Symposium

The Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) is soliciting research-supported...

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Sep

2020

Submission Deadline for the JDFL Writers' Workshop

September 1, 2020 is the deadline to submit a paper for the 2nd Annual JDFL Writers’ Workshop,...

Latest News

2020 AECT Foundation Summer Virtual Auction

July 10 2020

Help The Addie Kinsinger Leadership Intern Program by donating items for the 2020 AECT Foundation Su...

Presidential Leadership Series

May 29 2020

The leadership of AECT has decided to conduct a monthly conversation with members. The first meeting...

Virtual Summer Meetings

April 27 2020

The AECT board has voted to hold the July AECT Board and Leadership Meeting and the Summer Research ...

AECT Updates:

April 14 2020

Message from Brad Hokanson, Acting President and Phil Harris, Executive Director:

Publications

Special Call for the Journal of Applied Instructional Design

May 07 2020

Call for Proposals for the Special Issue on Universal Design for Online Learning opens May15th. D...

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 Communicatio...

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 jou...

Educational Partners