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.

2023 AECT Convention

Proposals for the 2023 International Convention are now under review,

Upcoming Events




'Leading through Transition: Tips and Strategies'
Tuesday, April 9, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm E...




STC will be hosting a virtual book club this spring! Pick up a copy of Switch: How to Change Things ...




Deadline is April 12th to submit papers for 
EdMedia + Innovate Learning which...




April 16th, 2023 is the deadline to submit papers for:
International Malaysian Educational Te...

Latest News

AECT 2023 Early Career Symposium.

April 09 2023

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN UNTIL MAY 1OTH AECT's Research and Theory Division will be hosting the ...

March 03 2023

Now Accepting applications for the 2023 AECT Internships.

March 04 2023

The Trends in Instructional Design and Technology Database is now available to all AECT members and ...

March 07 2023

Tuesday, April 9, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 'Leading through Transition: Tips and Strategies' ...


2023 JFDL Symposium: Call for Papers

Feb 01 2023

June 15th is the deadline to submit your paper for: Journal Symposium on Formative Design and Desig...

Feb 24 2023

The editorial board of the Journal of Formative Design in Learning (JDFL) is pleased to announce tha...

Feb 01 2023

TechTrends Special Issue: Authentic Learning Experiences via Distance Learning Special Issue: For...

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

Dec 21 2018

The 41st Annual Proceedings are now online.

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