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November 29, 2016

[AECT] News & Notes – November 28, 2016

Another newsletter from yesterday’s inbox…

November 28, 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.

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.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ENDORSEMENT. Does your institution offer a specialized certificate program? AECT has a procedure for endorsing certificate programs. The AECT endorsement can validate designated programs and may provide a competitive advantage to the sponsoring institutions. For more information, see the AECT homepage or contact AECT Executive Director Phil Harris for details.

TEACHER EDUCATION FOCUS. The 2017 International Teacher Education Conference (ITEC) will be held September 6-8, 2017, at the Harvard University Faculty Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s not too early to begin thinking about your participation in this AECT-co-sponsored event. For information go to the ITEC website.

HANDBOOK DEADLINE EXTENDED. The deadline to respond to the Call for Proposals for the 5th edition of Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology has been extended to January 15, 2017. For details click on the website link.

UP FOR A 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.

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE. Through a Routledge/AECT partnership, members may now obtain a 20% discount on selected Routledge publications. Click the link on theAECT homepage for details.

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
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