The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of instructional designers, educators and professionals who provide leadership and advise policy makers in order to sustain a continuous effort to enrich teaching and learning. Seizing opportunities to raise awareness and leverage technology, our members may be found around the world in colleges and universities, in the Armed Forces and industry, in museums, libraries, and hospitals, and in the many places where educational change is underway. Our research and scholarly activity contribute to the knowledge base in the field of Learning. We are on the cutting edge of new developments and innovations in research and application.


AECT is the premier organization for those for those actively involved in the design of instruction and a systematic approach to learning. We provide an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas for our members and for target audiences. We are the national and international voice for improvement of instruction and the most recognized association of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology. We have 24 state and six International Affiliatesall passionate about finding better ways to help people learn.

Since 1923, AECT has been the professional home for this field of interest and has continuously maintained a central position in the field, promoting high standards, in both scholarship and practice with nine Divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that represent the breadth and depth of the field. We produce two bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends.


 Provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning.


 We seek to be the premier international organization in educational technology, the organization to which others refer for research and best practices.


  1. We value Leadership
    Our work is intended to communicate intellectual leadership among the disciplines associated with educational communications and technology.

  2. We value Collaboration
    We work with other individuals and organizations that share our vision, values and goals. Yet, we cherish our collective identity as well as a wide range of diversity encumbered within the individuals that constitute the AECT membership.

  3. We value Professional Standards
    We are committed to excellence. High quality artifacts, ethical conduct, and social consciousness are essential components of our scholarly community.

  4. We value Sustainability
    Our actions are dedicated to maintaining a level of service and rate of growth commensurate with the desires of our membership over time.

  5. We value Financial Stability
    We are responsible stewards of AECTs resources and finances.

Trey Martindale

Phillip Harris
Executive Director

Michael Grant
President Elect

Eugene Kowch
Past President

Joi Moore
Executive Secretary
Linda Campion
Executive Committee Board Representive

Phillip Harris
Executive Director

Larry Vernon
Director of Electronic Services

Terri Lawson
Human Resources & Administrative Services

Lois Freeland
AECT Convention Coordinator

Amy Chen
2019 AECT Board of Directors [ PDF version ]

Trey Martindale
Michael Grant
President Elect

Eugene Kowch
Past President
Xun Ge  
President Elect Designee

Joi Moore
Executive Secretary
Linda Campion
Distance Learning

Nancy Hastings
Organizational Training
& Performance
Christine Sorensen Irvine
Teacher Education

Tonya Amankwatia
Design & Development
Leslie Blatt
School Media &

E-Ling Hsiao
Research & Theory

Camille Dickson-Deane
Culture, Learning
and Technology

Stephanie Moore
AECT Foundation
Xiaoxue "Charles" Wang
International Division

Tugce Aldemir
Graduate Student
Abbas Johari
Professional Ethics

John Curry
Emerging Learning
Robert Doyle
International Affiliate

Samantha Blevins
Systems Thinking &

"AECT is my professional home. People from the very beginning have been accessible and keenly focused on their passions in the field"

Tonya Amankwatia, Regent University

"I came to this field later in life. I have been welcomed with support and enthusiasm from my AECT community"

Sharon Stidham, Virginia Tech

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