812-335-7675

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 

Upcoming Events

24

Jan

2021

International Joint Conference on Information, Media and Engineering (IJCIME2020)

Conference location: Osaka University, Osaka, Japan Conference date: January 24-26, 2021

15

Feb

2021

Deadline to submit Design Cases for Learning, Design, and Technology

Call for Design Cases for AECT Publication 

During this year's virtual AECT conv...

18

May

2021

ADECT/AECT International Conference

ADECT/AECT International Conference:

 "The Innovative Educator – Brid...

14

Jun

2021

2021 AECT-INDIA SUMMER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

2021 AECT-INDIA SUMMER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Intersection of Education and Te...

Latest News

AECT Elections Now in Progress

January 13 2021

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

YUSRA LAILA VISSER RESEARCH FUND

January 12 2021

As you may be aware long time member Yusra Visser recently died and her parents have established the...

FREE ESTATE PLANNING

January 12 2021

On February 6, 2021, Attorneys Leonard and Mary Ann DuBoff of the DuBoff Law Group PC will offer a f...

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Announces 2020 Award Winners for Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Service

October 21 2020

The Association for Educational Communications (AECT) today announced the 2020 award winners for out...

Publications

Handbook of Research on Educational Communication

Jan 06 2021

Fifth edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communication is now available.

JAID Special Call for 'Informal Learning in Online Social Communities'

Nov 20 2020

The Journal of Applied Instructional Design has issued a special issue call for proposals on 'Inform...

Call for Design Cases for AECT Publication

Nov 19 2020

The AECT Major Reference Works Section on Case Studies in Learning Design and Instructional Technolo...

The Effect of Covid-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology

Sep 17 2020

AECT is a global organization whose mission is to nurture research-based design of effective teachin...

Educational Partners