Welcome to Association for Educational Communications and Technology

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 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 the design of instruction 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 this topic 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.

2018 International Convention

Learning for ALL

October 23-27, 2018 Kansas City, MO

Upcoming Events




Deadline for LDC Pilot Mentoring Program

The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is conducting a pilot mentoring program for AECT members. We have created the following resource to provide...




HKAECT Call for Proposal Deadline.

Call for Participation - SUBMISSION DEADLINE OCTOBER 15, 2018
HKAECT International Conference 2019
“Shaping the Future of Edu...

Latest News


September 10, 2018

The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is conducting a pilot mentoring progr...

New Privacy Statement

May 24, 2018

We’ve updated our Privacy Statement to support new EU data protection laws...


AECT Reference Library
AECT offers a huge reference library to our members as well as open source content.

The Definition and Terminology Committee
The Definition and Terminology Committee has issued a new and sooner to be published definition for Educational Technology:
'Educational technology is the study and ethical application of theory, research, and best practices to advance knowledge as well as mediate and improve learning and performance through the strategic design, management and implementation of learning and instructional processes and resources.'

Educational Partners