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November 15, 2016

[AECT] News & Notes – November 14, 2016

Another newsletter from yesterday’s inbox…

November 14, 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.

JACKSONVILLE IN 2017. Be a vital participant in the AECT International Convention next year in Jacksonville, Florida, by proposing a session. The theme is “Leading Learning for Change.” Start planning now and look for the call for session proposals to be posted soon on the AECT website. The call will open December 6, 2016.

NEW AECT JOURNAL. Journal of Formative Design in Learning, an official publication of AECT, will publish Volume 1 (2 issues) in 2017. Editor-in-Chief Robert Kenny ( invites authors to submit their manuscripts for peer review via the submission site

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Division elections go live in January. Would you like to have a leadership role? The AECT Divisions are key to the association’s success. Contact your Division president and find out how you can become one of AECT’s future leaders. Check the Divisions section of the AECT website for more information.

NEW STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE. The AECT leadership team has formed a new strategic planning committee. Do you have ideas to share as this group looks to revise and update the AECT Strategic Plan? If so, get in touch with the committee chair, Kay Persichitte, at

NEW CHALLENGE. The White House and the U.S. Department of Education have launched the EdSim Challenge with $680,000 in cash prizes and sponsor prizes from IBM, Microsoft, Oculus, and Samsung. The Challenge calls for concepts for educational simulations, using the latest virtual and augmented reality technology, that will help students prepare for the high-demand jobs of the future. Check out this opportunity.

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!

Association for Educational Communication and Technology
320 West 8th Street, Suite 101, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Toll Free: 877-677-AECT Phone: 812-335­-7675 Email:

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