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[AECT] News & Notes – June 12, 2017

A second newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

June 12, 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.

SUMMER BOARD AND LEADERSHIP MEETING. Plans are being finalized for the 2017 Summer Board & Leadership Meeting, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida, July 24-25, 2017. If you haven’t already registered, please do so. Details regarding registration and hotel reservations are available on the AECT website.

NEW CALL FOR ETS V2 PROPOSALS. Do you have a passion for a new technology or tech ‘toys’ with promise for learning? Do you want to have a little funwhile learning about the most novel new learning technologies exciting AECT members? Planners have tweaked the design of the Emerging Technology Showcaseso that AECT Jacksonville Convention participants can access their practitioner’s side to think about, meet and question over 60 hot-tech advocates hosting many roundtables in two large sessions! Explore the possible! Click here to see the Calland Click here to find the submission portal to submit your individual (or team) ETS2 Proposals: Due, June 15, 2017. Fun!

2017 EARLY CAREER SYMPOSIUM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. AECT’s Research and Theory Division will be hosting the 2017 Early Career Symposium this year sponsored by AECT. The symposium will be held as a half day online conference October 28th and at the annual AECT International Convention onTuesday, November 7 (half day 1-6 PM starting with lunch) and Wednesday, November 8 (half day, 7:30AM – noon, ending with lunch together with the AECT Board), 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida. The symposium will thus engage participants in a day and a half of focused career mentoring and networking. Learn how to apply!

NEW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP. The AECT Executive Committee has approved a new special interest group – Learner Engagement. The leadership team consists of Kay K. Seo (University of Cincinnati), Scott Gibbons (University of Cincinnati), and Matt Yauk (Ohio State University). For more information, please contact Kay K. Seo.

SUMMER JOURNAL SYMPOSIUM 2017. Registration is available for the 2017 Summer Journal Symposium which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida, July 22-25. Details regarding registration and hotel reservations are available on the AECT website.

JOURNAL OF FORMATIVE DESIGN IN LEARNING. Journal of Formative Design in Learning, a publication of AECT, published its first few papers. All the papers in Volume 1 (2017) and Volume 2 (2018) are freely available to anyone during those two years. Simply visit the homepage and click on Online First Articles to access the article. The journal’s content is available to all AECT members via the AECT website. We welcome you to submit your next paper to this journal to experience its fair, balanced, timely, and helpful peer review. Accepted papers are published quickly (within 2-3 weeks) and enjoy wide dissemination, including free availability in the journal’s first two years. The homepage contains a link (Submit Online) to the journal’s Editorial Manager website, as well as instructions for authors, aims and scope, Editorial Board, and more. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Robert Kenny with any general inquiries about the journal.

KANSAS CITY PLANNING UNDERWAY. Dr. Trey Martindale (President Elect Designee) will be leading the Convention Planning Team to Kansas City for a site visit June 18-19, 2017.

NEW AECT/SPRINGER PUBLICATION. New Ecology for Education — Communication X Learning, Selected Papers from the HKAECT-AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium, Ma, W.K.W., Chan, C.K.A., Tong, K.-w., Fung, H., Fong, C.W.R. (Eds.) This book gathers the best papers from the HKAECT-AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium. Revealing the complex interactions between communication and learning, which are represented by the symbol “X” in the title, it provides a platform for knowledge exchange on the new ecology for education in the digital era. It also equips readers to handle complex issues in both communication and education, and clarifies the difference between practitioners and academics in communication and in education. Additional information can be found here.

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!

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