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February 13, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – February 13, 2017

From the inbox earlier today (I suspect this may be a slower blogging week, at least it is starting out like that).

February 13, 2017

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


INTERNET RULES IN THE NEWS. Questions about future Internet rules have been popping up in the news recently. AECT published a policy brief on “Net Neutrality” in 2015. Now would be a good time to review it and other AECT policy briefs.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. AECT members are invited to submit a nomination for the office of President-Elect. The individual elected in January 2018 will serve as President-Elect (2018-19), President (2019-20), and Immediate Past President (2020-21). For a detailed description see the Call for Nominations on the AECT website. Nominations must be submitted to Kay Persichitte (chair of the Nominations Committee) at no later than March 1, 2017.

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM TAKING SHAPE. A symposium is planned to allow interested writers to participate in a peer-review process related to submissions to the new Journal of Formative Design in Learning. The journal has issued a call for papers, with a deadline for abstracts of March 3, 2017. The symposium will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, July 22-23, in conjunction with the AECT Summer Leadership Meeting. Details can be found on the AECT website.

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT. Be sure to take an active role in shaping the future ofyour professional association. The voting period for AECT and Division elections continues. Check your email for balloting details.

PROCEEDINGS HOT OFF THE PRESS. The proceedings of the 2016 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas are now available in two volumes. Research and development topics compose the first volume; instruction and training the second. Members can access the digital publications on the AECT website. Take advantage of this member benefit—and access proceeding from previous annual conventions as well.

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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