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April 10, 2017
U.S. DOL O*NET DATA COLLECTION. The U.S. Department of Labor O*NET Data Collection Program, through Research Triangle Institute (RTI), has reached out to AECT seeking members who might be willing to provide expertise on the Instructional Designers and Technologists occupation. If you have at least 5 years of experience with the occupation, have been active within the last 6 months, are based in the U.S. and are interested in filling out 5 questionnaires (90 mins time total) and receiving $40.00 and a Certificate of Appreciation from DOL, please email email@example.com. Please submit your name, mailing address, daytime phone, email address, # of years of experience (as a practitioner, supervisor, trainer or teacher) in the occupation in order to be considered. A random sample of individuals will be selected for participation. Please respond by no later than April 17th.
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.
ETR&D CALL FOR SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS. Educational Technology Research & Development typically has one special issue each year. The two major sections of the journal alternate in managing that process. The Development Section will manage the special issue to be published in 2018. This is an initial call for proposals. A proposal should contain the names, CVs, and contact information of guest editor(s), the title of the special issue, the focus, scope and rationale for the special issue, and likely authors and/or a process for recruiting authors who can deliver good papers in a few months. Deadline is April 30, 2017 and proposals should be sent to Mike.Spector@unt.edu. Please see the complete call for full details.
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.
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.
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.
AECT/SPRINGER BOOKS & BRIEFS. Studies of ID Practices: A Review and Synthesis of Research on ID Current Practices by William Sugar. This brief provides a comprehensive analysis of cutting edge research studies on contemporary instructional design practices. Written for instructional designers, instructional technologists and researchers in the field, it provides state of the art, practically focused information and guidelines for designing curriculum and professional ID practice. The author compares professional instructional design practices with the competencies established by the International Board for Training, Performance, and Instruction to evaluate and investigate their effectiveness and increase the efficiency of the entire instructional design process. Check out all the AECT/Springer Books & Briefs titles available.
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