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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.

2019 AECT Convention

Proposals for the 2019 International Convention are now under review,

Upcoming Events

18

Mar

2019

US - China Smart Education Conference

MARCH 18 - 20, 2019
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

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20

Mar

2019

D&D Webinar Series: March 20th, 2019 1PM (EST)

Learner and User Experience: An Introduction for the Field of Learning Design & Technology
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27

Mar

2019

GSA Webinar: How to Become and Effective and Efficient Academic Writer

AECT's Graduate Student Assembly invites you to join us on March 27th, 1:00 PM EST for a webinar &ld...

Latest News

D&D Webinar Series: March 20th, 2019 1PM

March 11 2019

Learner and User Experience: An Introduction for the Field of Learning Design & Technology Wedn...

GSA Webinar: How to Become and Effective and Efficient Academic Writer

March 10 2019

Mar 27, 2019 1:00 PM (EST) AECT's Graduate Student Assembly invites you to join us on March 27th,...

NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR AECT MEMBERS!

March 04 2019

The Trends in Instructional Design and Technology Database is now available to all AECT members and ...

Publications

JOURNAL OF FORMATIVE DESIGN IN LEARNING ANNOUNCEMENT

Feb 24 2019

The editorial board of the Journal of Formative Design in Learning (JDFL) is pleased to announce tha...

TechTrends Special Issue: DDL Call for Papers

Feb 01 2019

TechTrends Special Issue: Authentic Learning Experiences via Distance Learning Special Issue: For...

JAID Special Issue: Call for Proposals

Jan 29 2019

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019 'Instructional Design in Medical and Healthcare Education'

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