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June 13, 2018

Ultimate Conference Fight Club: Call for Contestants

This competition might be of interest to those academics and graduate students that attend AECT annually.

AECT Presidential Session: Ultimate Conference Fight Club

Call for Contestants
To be presented at:
AECT 2018 International Convention
Kansas City, Missouri
October 23 – October 27 2018

Dialogue Proposals!  This Presidential session will involve opportunities to discuss, in depth, differing views on issues in our fields.  Please consider identifying a colleague with whom you might have a diversity of viewpoints to engage in a dialogue with other members of AECT.  The session last year, which was based on the Carr-Chellman & Rowland text, Issues in Technology, Learning and Instructional Design: Classic and Contemporary Dialogues, took the form of a series of roundtables that brought together experts in our field (that’s you!) to discuss and dialogue about contemporary issues.  For many, it was their favorite session, it’s a unique opportunity to engage in deep discussion with leaders in the field.  Now’s your chance to get in on the fun.  If your idea is particularly compelling we might select it to be further developed for a future edition of the text.

So take a moment and think about the most compelling idea you have in your backpack and bring it out to discuss with others in the field.  Identify someone who might have a very, or even slightly different perspective on the issue and invite them to join you in the dialogue.

Please complete this information to propose a session.

  1. Name of participants (two minimum, four maximum):
  2. Title of Dialogue:
  3. Two paragraphs or less describing the positions you’ll be taking:
  4. Anything else you want reviewers to know about your proposed entry
Please return to alicarrchellman@uidaho.edu before July 15, 2018.

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June 12, 2018

[AECT] June 11, 2018 – News & Notes

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June 11, 2018

RESEARCH &THEORY DIVISION WEBINAR

The Research & Theory Division of AECT invites you to a professional development webinar with Dr. Scott Warren on Thursday, June 21 at 12 pm CT (10 am PT11 am MT1 pm ET). Dr. Warren will be discussing “New roles and qualitative research approaches to study complex educational systems”. We look forward to having you join us. Please register here.

OTP CONVENTION SCHOLARSHIP

The Division of Organizational Training and Performance invites graduate students to submit applications for scholarships to attend the 2018 AECT International Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Applications are due July 9th, and the winners will be announced July 26th at the Summer Leadership Conference! Click here for information and to apply.

SPECIAL ISSUE – INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DESIGNS FOR LEARNING

Do you design instruction for high-stakes/high-impact distance or online learning environments? This special issue of #IJDL sponsored by DDL is for you! Read more about high-stakes/high-impact contexts and design cases here . The deadline to submit a 250-word abstract is July 15 . Full/brief papers will be due September 15 with an anticipated issue release in February 2019. Have questions? Contact the special issue guest editor, Dr. Tonia A. Dousay  for additional information.

SMT LOGO COMPETITION EXTENDED

Calling all Designers! Please consider submitting a graphic design submission to the AECT School Media and Technology Division’s logo competition by August 25 , and share this opportunity with your students and/or design colleagues. Free one-year membership to AECT for the winner!  See  http://tinyurl.com/logo18smt.

REGISTER NOW FOR ONE OF THE CONVENTION WORKSHOPS!

We have a great line-up of workshops available before and after the convention for only $15 each.
A Magic-based Training Method for Facilitating Creative Thinking with Tong Li. After participating in this workshop, participants will form a deep understanding of the principles of magicians used to design and develop creative ideas and they will also be able to apply this method in a training or instructional setting.
Use of Online Community of Inquiry Syllabus Rubric for Course Developers and Collaboratorswith Gurupreet Khalsa and Sandra Rogers. In this session, participants will discuss how the Online Community of Inquiry Syllabus Rubric© (Rogers & Van Haneghan, 2015) can be used to pinpoint course development discussions (or self-review) on cognitive presence, social presence, and teaching presence for distance education instructors.
Visit https://members.aect.org/events/review/workshops.asp for more information about workshops.

TechTrends ANNOUNCEMENT

We’re pleased to announce TechTrends was accepted into the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), effective with Volume 62, Number 1 (January 2018). ESCI is an abstracting/indexing service launched a few years ago by Clarivate Analytics (previously Thomson-Reuters, previously ISI) whose other products include the Web of Science and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Acceptance into Clarivate’s ESCI is an excellent indicator of the journal’s continued success. Internal metrics show TechTrends is being increasingly cited and becoming more prominent in its field.

AECT PRIVACY STATEMENT

We’ve updated our Privacy Statement to support new EU data protection laws. Click here to learn more.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Address: 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
Toll Free: 877-677-2328 | Phone: 812-335-7675
Email:  aect@aect.org
News & Notes – June 11, 2018

Association for Educational Communications and Technology | 320 W. 8th St. Ste 101 | Bloomington, IN 47404-3745

June 5, 2018

[AECT] June 4, 2018 – News & Notes

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June 4, 2018

AECT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE TODAY!

The AECT Leadership Development Committee is excited to invite applications for the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program to coincide with the 2018 AECT Convention in Kansas City, MO. We need your help to identify and recognize outstanding individuals with leadership potential in educational technology and in the broader field through the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program.  Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements on the AECT websiteThe deadline for submission is 11:59 PM ET on June 4, 2018Contact Megan C. Murtaugh for additional information at 239-560-8301 or aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

REGISTER NOW FOR ONE OF THE CONVENTION WORKSHOPS!

We have a great line-up of workshops available before and after the convention for only $15 each.
5 Star Course Design: Hands on Evaluation & Re-Design for Educational Transformation with Max Cropper and Joanne Bentley. Learn to evaluate your existing course and redesign a new course using Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction.
K-12 Digital Game-based Learning: Designing Open and Affordable Digital Learning Games with Miguel (Miko) Nino. In this instructional design practice workshop in teacher education, participants will explore the instructional design principles behind digital game-based learning and how they can be used to design and develop digital learning games.
Visit https://members.aect.org/events/review/workshops.asp for more information about workshops.

2018 AECT SUMMER RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Registration is open for the 2018 AECT Research SymposiumA New Focus for Learning: Educational Technology Beyond Content July 16-17, 2018 at the Indiana University Student Memorial Union & Biddle Hotel in Bloomington, Indiana.  Register today!   Hotel reservations can be made by calling the IMU Biddle Hotel at 800-209-8145 and use the Block Code AECT2018.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY

AECT and Routledge are excited to announce the Key Issues in Learning Design and Technology series. Books published in this series may be individual books or edited volumes that translate cutting-edge research from developments in instructional design and technology into approachable, cross-disciplinary volumes for academic professionals and students. Each book in this series is poised to provide expert perspectives and principles on evolving areas of research, from personalized learning to data and analytics to visual design and beyond. To learn more about the possible topics and proposal guidelines, visit https://sites.google.com/view/ldtseries/home . Questions about this opportunity may be directed to the series co-editors, Linda L. CampionCindy S. York, or Tonia A. Dousay.

RESEARCH &THEORY DIVISION WEBINAR

The Research & Theory Division of AECT invites you to a professional development webinar with Dr. Scott Warren on Thursday, June 21 at 12 pm CT (10 am PT11 am MT1 pm ET). Dr. Warren will be discussing “New roles and qualitative research approaches to study complex educational systems”. We look forward to having you join us. Please register here.

TechTrends ANNOUNCEMENT

We’re pleased to announce TechTrends was accepted into the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), effective with Volume 62, Number 1 (January 2018). ESCI is an abstracting/indexing service launched a few years ago by Clarivate Analytics (previously Thomson-Reuters, previously ISI) whose other products include the Web of Science and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Acceptance into Clarivate’s ESCI is an excellent indicator of the journal’s continued success. Internal metrics show TechTrends is being increasingly cited and becoming more prominent in its field.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Address: 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
Toll Free: 877-677-2328 | Phone: 812-335-7675
Email:  aect@aect.org
News & Notes – June 4, 2018

Association for Educational Communications and Technology | 320 W. 8th St. Ste 101 | Bloomington, IN 47404-3745 

May 30, 2018

[AECT] May 29, 2018 – News & Notes

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May 29, 2018

HURRY! EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 31ST!

Registration is available for the 2018 AECT International Convention to be held in Kansas City,MO, October 23 – October 27, 2018.  Register now to get the early discount  – deadline is May 31, 2018.

SPECIAL 2-DAY PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM

The 2nd Annual Symposium: Research on Design Thinking will be held October 2223, 2018 in conjunction with the 2018 AECT Annual Convention in Kansas City, MO. Deadlines and additional information can be found here.

REGISTER NOW FOR ONE OF THE CONVENTION WORKSHOPS!

We have a great line-up of workshops available before and after the convention for only $15 each.
Creating Interactive Websites Using WordPress in an Authentic Context with Albert Ritzhaupt and Max Sommer. This workshop will engage participants in building interactive websites to 1) establish an ePortfolio for a researcher’s or designer’s digital identity, and 2) create an interactive eBook using the content management system, WordPress.
Serious Game Design and Development with Ali Alshammari. This workshop covers information related to playing, designing, and developing serious games for educational purposes. This workshop is BYOD!
Visit https://members.aect.org/events/review/workshops.asp for more information about workshops.

2018 AECT SUMMER RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Registration is open for the 2018 AECT Research SymposiumA New Focus for Learning: Educational Technology Beyond Content July 16-17, 2018 at the Indiana University Student Memorial Union & Biddle Hotel in Bloomington, Indiana.  Register today!   Hotel reservations can be made by calling the IMU Biddle Hotel at 800-209-8145 and use the Block Code AECT2018.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY

AECT and Routledge are excited to announce the Key Issues in Learning Design and Technology series. Books published in this series may be individual books or edited volumes that translate cutting-edge research from developments in instructional design and technology into approachable, cross-disciplinary volumes for academic professionals and students. Each book in this series is poised to provide expert perspectives and principles on evolving areas of research, from personalized learning to data and analytics to visual design and beyond. To learn more about the possible topics and proposal guidelines, visit https://sites.google.com/view/ldtseries/home . Questions about this opportunity may be directed to the series co-editors, Linda L. CampionCindy S. York, or Tonia A. Dousay.

AECT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE JUNE 4th

The AECT Leadership Development Committee is excited to invite applications for the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program to coincide with the 2018 AECT Convention in Kansas City, MO. We need your help to identify and recognize outstanding individuals with leadership potential in educational technology and in the broader field through the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program.  Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements on the AECT websiteThe deadline for submission is 11:59 PM ET on June 4, 2018Contact Megan C. Murtaugh for additional information at 239-560-8301 or aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

RESEARCH &THEORY DIVISION WEBINAR

The Research & Theory Division of AECT invites you to a professional development webinar with Dr. Scott Warren on Thursday, June 21 at 12 pm CT (10 am PT11 am MT1 pm ET). Dr. Warren will be discussing “New roles and qualitative research approaches to study complex educational systems”. We look forward to having you join us. Please register here.

TechTrends ANNOUNCEMENT

We’re pleased to announce TechTrends was accepted into the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), effective with Volume 62, Number 1 (January 2018). ESCI is an abstracting/indexing service launched a few years ago by Clarivate Analytics (previously Thomson-Reuters, previously ISI) whose other products include the Web of Science and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Acceptance into Clarivate’s ESCI is an excellent indicator of the journal’s continued success. Internal metrics show TechTrends is being increasingly cited and becoming more prominent in its field.

IVLA CONFERENCE

The International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA), an AECT Affiliate organization, announces its 2018 conference, to be held in Chicago November 1-4, 2018. It will be a celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary. The conference theme is Viewing the Past, Picturing the Present, Designing the Future: Celebrating 50 Years of Visual Literacy. Please join us in this celebration by submitting a proposal. The conference website is: http://ivla.org/conference/. The submission deadline is May 31, 2018.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Address: 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
Toll Free: 877-677-2328 | Phone: 812-335-7675
Email:  aect@aect.org
News & Notes – May 29, 2018


Association for Educational Communications and Technology | 320 W. 8th St. Ste 101 | Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
 

May 28, 2018

Call For Presentation: ICEM-AECT: Research In Social Network Analysis, Learning Analytics

Note this up-coming deadline.

Call for Presentations

ICEM Graduate Students Panel Presentations in Emerging Technologies: Research in Social Network Analysis, Learning Analytics, Educational Text Minding, Data-Driven Instructions, & Adaptive Learning

An active professional community should observe and facilitate the contributions of graduate students.  ICEM-USA has long history of support for graduate students’ professional and personal growth. ICEM-USA is committed to build and support a learning community for ICEM graduate students.

Goals

  1. This panel discussion is a collaborative session that provides a forum for graduate students from all over the world to share their research and practices in emerging technologies at AECT 2018 conference, Kansas City, MO., U.S.A.
  2. Up to FIVE panelists will be selected.  Each student would have 5-10 minutes (vary from the numbers of participants)  to present their current research or practices on the annual emerging technology theme.
  3. An ICEM-USA professional member will facilitate this panel discussion while ICEM-USA professional members will serve as commentators at the end of the discussions to support graduate students panelists to continue and improving their professional growth in the theme topics.


Theme for 2018: Research in Social Network Analysis, Learning Analytics, Educational Text Minding, Data-Driven Instructions, & Adaptive Learning

  • Any topics in the annual theme
  • The topics can be research based, practices, technology demonstration, case study etc.


Eligibility:

  • Any graduate students who study anywhere on earth at the time of submitting the proposals.
  • If the proposal is accepted, the participants are required:
    • to agree to present at the AECT annual conference
    • to register for the AECT annual conference.
    • to join as an AECT student member
  • Because of budget concerns, ICEM, the sponsor to this session, will not be able to reimburse costs associated with this session.


Selection Criteria


Submission

  • Proposal Due Date: July 22, 2018
  • Author Notification: July 31, 2018
  • Proposal: One-page in length.  E-mail to Chih-Hsiung Tu at: Chih.Tu@nau.edu
  • Presentation date/time at the AECT conference: To be announced when the AECT conference program is published.
  • All student presenters are invited to attend ICEM-USA membership meeting. Date/Time to be announced
  • All presenters are invited to attend the International Division & ICEM Dinner and followed by the Auction (free for all): See AECT 2018 program for the cost, date and time.
  • Location to be announced.


Please forward any correspondence to Chih-Hsiung Tu Ph.D., ICEM-U.S.A. Deputy, at Chih.Tu@Nau.edu.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology | 320 W. 8th St. Ste 101 | Bloomington, IN 47404-3745

 

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