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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

25

Sep

2020

AECT 2020 Virtual Convention Webinar - 9 AM -10:30 AM ET

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the virtual convention, including technolog...

25

Sep

2020

AECT 2020 Virtual Convention Webinar - 4 PM -6 PM ET

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the virtual convention, including technolog...

30

Sep

2020

IJCIME 2020 Call for Proposals

September 30th is the deadline for the IJCIME 2020 Call for Proposals being held at:
Osa...

16

Oct

2020

Deadline for JAID Special Call

October 16th is the deadline your abstract for:

Journal of Applied Instructional Desi...

Latest News

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:

K-12 Crowdsourced Resource

April 07 2020

As one of the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, AECT solicited for suggestions of online resources...

Higher Education Crowdsourced Expert Resources with Commentaries

April 02 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AECT has generated a crowdsourced list of expert resources (e....

Publications

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 teachin...

JAID Special Issue 2020 - Call for Proposals

Sep 02 2020

October 16th is the deadline your abstract for: Journal of Applied Instructional Design Special ...

Preview of ETR&D Special Issue

Aug 03 2020

The special issue “A Synthesis of Systematic Review Research on Emerging Learning Environment...

Increased Impact Factor for ETR&D

Jul 13 2020

The Educational Technology Research and Development's (ETR&D) 2019 impact factor increased to 2....

Educational Partners