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March 28, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – March 27, 2017

Another newsletter from yesterday.

March 27, 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!

AECT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION. We are pleased to announce the 2017 AECT Design and Development Competition for promising instructional design research by graduate students working with mentors in the Design and Development Division. AECT is specifically interested in promoting collaboration and mentoring within the professional community. Review the guidelines and the 2017 Problem Statement to prepare your Team’s Submission.

FOUNDATION NEWS. The Foundation has received the final articles of incorporation for our name change to: Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Foundation. We believe this better represents the purpose of the non-profit organization for charitable and educational purposes that has made a substantial commitment in support of AECT.  In addition to awarding scholarships, internships, and fellowships, the Foundation funds leadership-training programs for AECT for all of our members.

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM. 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 regarding registration will follow soon. To make your hotel reservation click here. If you need additional assistance booking your room, please call 888-421-1442.

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. Creating Reusable Learning Objects, by Joseph Frantiska, Jr. This brief examines and explores the reuse of learning objects to enhance students’ learning experiences. The author details the difficulties of reusing learning objects, or the Reusability Paradox, and how to create more flexible learning objects. The brief also proposes a methodology to minimize limitations and therefore maximize a learning object’s utility across a number of fields. 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
320 West 8th Street, Suite 101, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Toll Free: 877-677-AECT Phone: 812-335­-7675 Email:

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