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 Convention - jACKSONVILLE

Proposals Review
Now in Progress

Upcoming Events




Deadline for JRTE Special Issue - COVID19

Special Issue Call COVID-19: Journal of Research on Technology in Education Submission Deadline: ...




Presidential Leadership Series

The leadership of AECT has decided to conduct a monthly conversation with members.  We ...




Deadline for JAID Special Call

July 15th is deadline to submit a proposal for:

Journal of Applied Instructional Desi...




2020 AECT Summer Research Symposium

The Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) is soliciting research-supported...

Latest News

Presidential Leadership Series

May 29 2020

The leadership of AECT has decided to conduct a monthly conversation with members. The first meeting...

Virtual Summer Meetings

April 27 2020

The AECT board has voted to hold the July AECT Board and Leadership Meeting and the Summer Research ...

AECT Updates:

April 14 2020

Message from Brad Hokanson, Acting President and Phil Harris, Executive Director:

K-12 Crowdsourced Resource

April 07 2020

As one of the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, AECT solicited for suggestions of online resources...


Special Call for the Journal of Applied Instructional Design

May 07 2020

Call for Proposals for the Special Issue on Universal Design for Online Learning opens May15th. D...

Special Issue Call COVID-19: Journal of Research on Technology in Education

Apr 21 2020

Submission Deadline: June 1st "Engaging Learners in Emergency Transition to Online Learning du...

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.

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