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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 International Convention

  Homecoming (Homestaying): A Return to Learning through Innovation 
  CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DEADLINE IS MARCH 31,2021

Upcoming Events

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Mar

2021

Deadline for Call for Papers: Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations


March 15th is the deadline to submit your paper for ' Global Perspectives on Educationa...

15

Mar

2021

CFP Deadline for Special Issue for TechTrends


March 15th is the deadline to submit your paper to a special issue for TechTrends, Ethnograp...

15

Mar

2021

Submission Deadline for the Summer Virtual Research Symposium


March 15th is the deadline to submit to the 2021 Summer Virtual Research Symposium,&nbs...

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May

2021

ADECT/AECT International Conference

ADECT/AECT International Conference:

 "The Innovative Educator – Brid...

Latest News

2021 Early-Bird Registration Now Available

February 24 2021

The Early-Bird Registration for the 2021 AECT International Convention is now available.

Call for Papers: Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations

February 09 2021

Submit your proposal by March 15th for 'Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency...

Open Call for Nominations for President-Elect & Executive Secretary

February 03 2021

AECT members are invited to submit a nomination to the Nominations Committee for the offices of (1) ...

Accepting Proposals for the 2021 Summer Research Symposium

January 31 2021

The deadline is March 15th to submit a proposals for the 2021Summer Research Symposium. The theme...

Publications

Call for Papers: Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations

Feb 09 2021

Submit your proposal by March 15th for 'Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency...

CFP - Special Issue for TechTrends

Jan 31 2021

March 15th is the deadline to submit your proposal for a special issue in TechTrends, 'Ethnographic ...

WRITE your dissertation FIRST and other essays on a graduate education

Jan 27 2021

by M. David Merrill, Professor Emeritus, Utah State University

First Principles of Instruction (revised edition) by M. David Merrill

Jan 26 2021

The revised edition of this popular book in instructional design available to AECT members thanks to...

Educational Partners