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October 19, 2017

[AECT] 2017 Convention Hotel

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October 18, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – October 16, 2017

Another newsletter from Monday’s inbox.

October 16, 2017
www.aect.org

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

ALERT! The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville is looking forward to welcoming AECT for its annual convention. They have added additional rooms to our block, so be sure to use the hotel registration link to book your accommodations if you’ve not done so. Looking forward to seeing you in Jacksonville in a few weeks!

LOOKING TO SAVE? If you are looking to save on hotel expenses in Jacksonville and would consider a roommate, please let us know and we’ll try to match you up with another interested party. Email us at AECT.

3MT COMPETITION. AECT’s 3MT Competition has extended the deadline for the 3MT Preliminary Video Competition to October 22. Finalists will be chosen to present in person at AECT (November 102:45). This year’s Grand Prize is a TechSmith Camtasia license, and we also have fabulous book prizes from AECT and Springer. Graduate Student finalists will get swag including t-shirts from TechSmith!  Click herefor criteria and here for a link to the registration form. For any and all questions, please email Sylvia Rogers.

ARE YOU A LEADER? Are you a leader in AECT or in one of its divisions?  As a leader in an AECT division, your expertise is a valuable asset. The AECT Leadership Development Committee has prepared a special event for AECT and division leaders to engage in thoughtful conversation to learn what leadership looks like in our respective divisions. Join us Wednesday, November 8 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Conference Center A (3rd Level) for a lively discussion. Although this is a continuation of our work during Summer Leadership 2017, every AECT leader is welcomed. This interactive session will provide opportunities to meet other leaders and learn from them. We hope you can make time to attend this event. Please send any questions and your RSVP to M. Aaron Bond by October 31st.

DDL T-SHIRTS FOR SALE. DDL is excited to announce that we have t-shirts for sale with the new logo! With three styles and five colors available and domestic/international shipping, you can proudly represent the division and AECT where ever you go. All proceeds from sales will support DDL programming and awards, such as our co-sponsorship of the #AECTleads competition in Jacksonville. Visit https://teespring.com/get-ddl-shirt to order today!

BREAKFAST WITH CHAMPIONS. Come join us for this exciting event on Thursdaymorning in JAX. Tickets are still available for purchase [$5]. This AECT-sponsored continental breakfast convention tradition allows members to engage in conversations on research topics and interests with the top scholars and AECT leaders. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity. The following are a few of this year’s 31 champions: Rob Branch, Hakan Aydin, Trey Martindale, Barbara Lockee, Peg Ertmer, and Stephanie Moore.

AECT JOB CENTER. At the 2017 AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, we’ll continue to provide the Job Center to help you connect with other job seekers and potential job positions. The center will be set up with information about job openings, resources for improving your CV/Resume and cover letters, as well as a room where potential employers may conduct interviews. We will need a few volunteers to keep things moving. If interested, please complete the Job Center Volunteer Form to sign up for shifts. For more information please contact Jerry Hubbard.

NEW DEFINITION! Educational technology is the study and ethical application of theory, research, and best practices to advance knowledge as well as mediate and improve learning and performance through the strategic design, management and implementation of learning and instructional processes and resources.

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: aect@aect.org

October 16, 2017

[AECT] 2017 International Convention – IT’S ON!

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October 10, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – October 9, 2017

Another newsletter from yesterday.

October 9, 2017
www.aect.org

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

ALERT! The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville is looking forward to welcoming AECT for its annual convention. They have added additional rooms to our block, so be sure to use the hotel registration link to book your accommodations if you’ve not done so. Looking forward to seeing you in Jacksonville in a few weeks!

PLEASE REVIEW AND COMMENT. The AECT Strategic Planning Committee and the AECT Board of Directors invite your review and comment on the Draft Strategic Plan to guide our organization for 2018-2023. Please click here to offer feedback.The comment period opened September 22 and concludes October 12 in preparation for further Board discussion at the October 18 Board meeting.

BREAKFAST WITH CHAMPIONS. Come join us for this exciting event on Thursdaymorning in JAX. Tickets are still available for purchase [$5]. This AECT-sponsored continental breakfast convention tradition allows members to engage in conversations on research topics and interests with the top scholars and AECT leaders. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity. The following are a few of this year’s 31 champions: Tom Reeves, Curt Bonk, Ali Carr-Chellman, James Klein, and AECT presidential candidates Michael Grant and Shahron Williams van Rooij.

DDL T-SHIRTS FOR SALE. DDL is excited to announce that we have t-shirts for sale with the new logo! With three styles and five colors available and domestic/international shipping, you can proudly represent the division and AECT where ever you go. All proceeds from sales will support DDL programming and awards, such as our co-sponsorship of the #AECTleads competition in Jacksonville. Visit https://teespring.com/get-ddl-shirt to order today!

ARE YOU A LEADER? Are you a leader in AECT or in one of its divisions?  As a leader in an AECT division, your expertise is a valuable asset. The AECT Leadership Development Committee has prepared a special event for AECT and division leaders to engage in thoughtful conversation to learn what leadership looks like in our respective divisions. Join us Wednesday, November 8 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Conference Center A (3rd Level) for a lively discussion. Although this is a continuation of our work during Summer Leadership 2017, every AECT leader is welcomed. This interactive session will provide opportunities to meet other leaders and learn from them. We hope you can make time to attend this event. Please send any questions and your RSVP to M. Aaron Bond by October 31st (BOO!).

AECT JOB CENTER. At the 2017 AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, we’ll continue to provide the Job Center to help you connect with other job seekers and potential job positions. The center will be set up with information about job openings, resources for improving your CV/Resume and cover letters, as well as a room where potential employers may conduct interviews. We will need a few volunteers to keep things moving. If interested, please complete the Job Center Volunteer Form to sign up for shifts. For more information please contact Jerry Hubbard.

RTD WEBINAR. The Research & Theory Division is excited about the next webinar, The Study of Learning Engagement: A Focused Mind in a Media Multitasking world.Mark your calendars for October 19th at 1-2 PM Eastern Time! Dr. Lin Lin, Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas will discuss media multitasking and its implications for learning. You’ll find the registration link here.

NEW DEFINITION! Educational technology is the study and ethical application of theory, research, and best practices to advance knowledge as well as mediate and improve learning and performance through the strategic design, management and implementation of learning and instructional processes and resources.

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: aect@aect.org

October 3, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – October 2, 2017

Another newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

October 2, 2017
www.aect.org

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

PLEASE REVIEW AND COMMENT. The AECT Strategic Planning Committee and the AECT Board of Directors invite your review and comment on the Draft Strategic Plan to guide our organization for 2018-2023. Please click here to offer feedback.The comment period opened September 22 and concludes October 12 in preparation for further Board discussion at the October 18 Board meeting.

NEW DEFINITION. Educational technology is the study and ethical application of theory, research, and best practices to advance knowledge as well as mediate and improve learning and performance through the strategic design, management and implementation of learning and instructional processes and resources.

BREAKFAST WITH CHAMPIONS. Come join us for this exciting event on Thursdaymorning in JAX. Tickets are still available for purchase [$5]. This AECT-sponsored continental breakfast convention tradition allows members to engage in conversations on research topics and interests with the top scholars and AECT leaders. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity. The following are a few of this year’s 31 champions: Marcy Driscoll, David Merrill, Charlie Reigeluth, Sharon Smaldino, and David Wiley.

AECT JOB CENTER. At the 2017 AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, will continue to provide the Job Center to help you connect with other job seekers and potential job positions. The center will be set up with information about job openings, resources for improving your CV/Resume and cover letters, as well as a room where potential employers may conduct interviews. We will need a few volunteers to keep things moving. If interested, please complete the Job Center Volunteer Form to sign up for shifts. For more information please contact Jerry Hubbard.

3MT COMPETITION. AECT’s 3MT Competition has extended the deadline for the 3MT Preliminary Video Competition to October 7. Finalists will be chosen to present in person at AECT (November 10 at 2:45). This year’s Grand Prize is a Techsmith Camtasia license, and we also have fabulous book prizes from AECT and Springer. Finalists will get swag including t-shirts from Techsmith! Click here for criteria and here for a link to the registration form. For any and all questions, please email Sylvia Rogers.

RTD WEBINAR. The Research & Theory Division is excited about the next webinar, The Study of Learning Engagement: A Focused Mind in a Media Multitasking World. Mark your calendars for October 19 from 1-2 PM Eastern Time! Dr. Lin Lin, Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas will discuss media multitasking and its implications for learning. You’ll find the registration link here.

2017 AECT CONVENTION REGISTRATION. Register now for the 2017 AECT Convention, Leading Learning for Change, November 7 – 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Don’t wait, register now! 

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: aect@aect.org

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