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 Call For Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Feb. 18th, 2019

Upcoming Events




Deadline for 2019 Call for Proposals

February 18th is the deadline to submit your proposals for the 2019 AECT International Conventi...




Deadline to Vote in AECT Elections

AECT and Divisional Election - Now in Progress. 

Members again have the opportun...




2019 JFDL Symposium: Call for Papers

March 1, 2019
Call for Papers open for:
Pre-Convention Journal Symposium on Formative ...

Latest News

AECT and Divisional Election - Now in Progress.

January 30 2019

Members again have the opportunity to help define the direction and leadership of AECT. The election...

AECT Partners with NATO ACT to Deliver Educational Resources

January 22 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomington-based Association for Educational Commu...

Selected Presentations now on Vimeo

January 19 2019

13 recorded presentations including Keynote and Presidential sessions on now on Vimeo.


JAID Special Issue: Call for Proposals

Jan 29 2019

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

Special Issue in ETRD: Call for Papers

Jan 23 2019

'Learning Design and Technology Research and Practice' March 15, 2019 —outlines of proposed p...

2018 Annual Proceedings - Kansas City: Volume #1 and #2

Dec 21 2018

The 41st Annual Proceedings are now online.

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