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.


  Now accepting proposals for the 2023 International convention

Upcoming Events




Submission Deadline for the Positive Technology International Conference 2023

February 28th, 2023 is the deadline to submit your paper for the Positive Technology In... Read More




Deadline for TechTrends Special Call

March 6th, 2023 is the deadline to submit your proposals for TechTrends Special Issue: A Sys... Read More




Call for Proposals Deadline for the 2023 Research Symposium

March 23th, 2023 is the deadline to submit your proposals for the:
2023 Virtual Summer Resear... Read More




Educational Technology & Society: Special Issue Call for papers

May 20, 2023 is the manuscript deadline for the Educational Technology & Society Ca... Read More

Latest News

2023 AECT International Convention: Call for Proposals

January 30 2023

Now accepting proposals for the 100th Anniversary of AECT. This year's theme is 'AECT 100: Reflections...

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AECT and Divisional Election - Now in Progress

January 23 2023

Members again have the opportunity to help define the direction and leadership of AECT. The election...

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2023 Virtual Summer Research Symposium: Call for Proposals

January 10 2023

Now accepting papers for the 2023 Virtual Summer Research Symposium, 'Transdisciplinary Learning Experience...

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2022 AECT Convention Recap

November 08 2022

The 2022 AECT International Convention at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas was amazing! We had a total...

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2022 AECT Convention Proceedings Now Online

Feb 04 2023

The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume #1 contains 33 papers deal...

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TechTrends Special Issue: Call for Proposals

Feb 01 2023

March 6th, 2023 is the deadline to submit your proposals for TechTrends Special Issue: A Systems Thi...

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New! AECT Series published by Brill

Oct 13 2022

Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management Seri...

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New AECT Book published by Springer

Aug 05 2022


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