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March 21, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – March 20, 2017

And another newsletter from yesterday.

March 20, 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.

MEMBER INPUT SURVEY 2017. At this time the AECT Leadership is interested in hearing member feedback and input to consider adjustments to our organizational actions and activities. This survey will remain available until March 31, 2017. Your responses will be aggregated with all others and will not be individually identified. Please help us out!

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY? AECT has been contacted about academic travel abroad and we are seeking your input. We’ve been asked to explore interest in spending a week in Cuba focusing on education opportunities and issues.  Proposed dates would be January, March, or May of 2018.  If this type of member benefit is of interest to you please contact President Brad Hokanson ( or Executive Director Phil Harris ( to express your interest. (We realize that cost will be a major issue.)

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.

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 30, 2017. The symposium will be held July 22-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida (room rate starting at $79). Details can be found on the AECT website. Of course, the journal is open to receive manuscript submissions at any time. Instructions for authors, aims and scope, editorial board, and other information is provided on the journal homepage.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The AECT Summer Board Leadership Meeting will be held July 24-25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida, with a great room rate starting at $79. Details will follow.

REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! The 2017 AECT International Convention early-bird registration is now available. Member registrations and nonmember registrations can save $150. Deadline is May 31, 2017.  See the AECT website for registration and hotel information.

AECT/SPRINGER BOOKS & BRIEFS. Learning Technologies and Globalization: Pedagogical Frameworks and Applications, by Nada Dabbagh, et al. This brief describes the evolutionary and global impact of the techno-social transformation on learning technologies in terms of emerging pedagogical frameworks and applications. It provides examples of such applications in higher education, K-12, and the workplace, across the globe. Check out all the AECT/Springer Books & Briefs titles available.

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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Toll Free: 877-677-AECT Phone: 812-335­-7675 Email:

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