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August 10, 2016

[AECT] News & Notes – August 8, 2016

From Monday’s inbox…

August 8, 2016

NEWS&NOTESThe purpose of each weekly issue is to provide information and to engage members in the diverse opportunities and activities of your association.

HANDBOOK HAS MAJOR IMPACT. What’s the payoff for contributing to AECT’sHandbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology? For one thing, the Fourth Edition is one of the top 25% most downloaded ebooks in the relevant Springer collection in 2015 with a whopping 420,673 chapter downloads since the Handbook was published in 2013. Write for AECT publications and get read! Get your member copy  of the Handbook online.

SYMPOSIUM OPPORTUNITY. The 2016 AECT Early Career Symposium sponsored by the National Science Foundation is now accepting applications. The symposium will reimburse each participant $350 for transportation, two nights at the convention hotel, and the convention registration fee. Click on the link for more information. The deadline is September 2.

REGISTER TODAY!  If you haven’t registered for the 2016 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas, October 17-21, what are you waiting for? This year’s convention promises to be a “best ever” event. Save money by registering early. Use the registration website and look for all the information you need.

IJDL CALL FOR PAPERS. The International Journal of Designs for Learning is calling for submissions for a special issue on Makerspace Design Cases.  Makerspaces are informal workshop environments where people gather to create prototypes or products in a collaborative setting. For details about the call for papers, see the AECT News section of the AECT website.

FOUNDATION NEWS. The AECT Summer Leadership meeting brought together the ECT Foundation with current and future leaders of AECT. The Foundation’s fun-filled auction raised $4,100. All AECT members benefit because the funds go toward awards, internships, and leadership development. 

Bookmark the AECT website and make it your go-to place for information about your professional association. Check in often. There’s always something new!


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