Welcome to Association for Educational Communications and Technology

"AECT means a lot to me. It is my family and a place where I can grow professionally.
I'm glad that I am a 
member of it!"

Szu-Yueh (Justine) Chien, Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Extension

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.

2020 AECT Convention - jACKSONVILLE

Now Accepting Proposals
Submission Deadline: Feb 24

Upcoming Events




Webinar: How Educational Design Research Can Put the

The Research & Theory Division invites you to the free webinar, How Educational Design Rese...





Submission Deadline is March 31, 2020

TechTrends special issue: VISUAL MEDI...




CFP Deadline for 2020 Summer Research Symposium

March 15, 2020 is the deadline to submit your paper for the 2020 AECT Summer Research Symposium, Lea...




Virtual Book Club

During Spring 2020, The Systems Thinking & Change Division Virtual Book Club will be partnering ...

Latest News

2020 CFP Special Accommodations

February 25 2020

We have closed the 2020 Jacksonville AECT Convention Proposal submission with a new bench mark for s...

2020 Early Career Symposium

February 12 2020

Application Deadline is April 15th. AECT’s Research and Theory Division will be hosting the 2...

Announcing Formation of New AECT Special Interest Group on Education in Health Professions

February 06 2020

To start the New Year, I'm excited to announce the formation of the Education in Health Professions-...

Divisions Leadership Meet to Consider Association Topics, Issues

February 06 2020

The new year offered new directions for AECT. On Jan. 24 our divisions met to discuss association to...


2020 Summer Research Symposium: Call for Proposals

Jan 18 2020

March 15, 2020 is the deadline to submit your paper for the 2020 AECT Summer Research Symposium, Lea...

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...

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