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July 19, 2017

[AECT] The Excitement Is Building

From Tuesday’s inbox…


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The Association for Educational Communications & Technology
320 W. 8th Street. Suite 101
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Office: 812-335-7675

July 17, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – July 17, 2017

Another newsletter from today.

July 17, 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.

SEEKING MENTORS FOR AECT LEADERSHIP INTERNS. The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is looking to create a Mentor pool for our emerging leaders identified through the AECT Leadership Internship Program. We invite you to apply to be a Mentor by filling out this short questionnaire. We anticipate being a mentor will take 1-3 hours per month.  The following resource will provide you with an introduction to what being a mentor for AECT is all about. AECT Intern Mentoring Guidelines. In addition, the LDC is sponsoring a workshop at the 2017 International Convention in Jacksonville titled Everything You Wanted to Know About the Mentoring Relationship* (*but were afraid to ask). This workshop is being offered on Tuesday, November 7 from 9am – 4pm. We suggest all those interested in being a mentor attend the workshop. Please send any questions about the mentoring program to the AECT Leadership Intern Coordinator Megan Murtaugh.

LEARNER ENGAGEMENT SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP. The SIG seeks to promote open, vibrant dialogue on the new implications technology has on learner engagement and innovative instructional strategies to increase learner engagement. The SIG encourages genuine, professional discussion among members of the group about all dimensions of learner engagement including learner-to-learner, learner-to-instructor, and learner-to-content interactions. To join the SIG, please visit our LinkedIn group and click the Ask to join button: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12051132.

GREAT SUMMER FUN AHEAD! The AECT Foundation is once again holding the annual fundraising auction at the Summer Board and Leadership Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday evening, July 17.  Don’t forget to bring your items for sale plus your Christmas gift lists. Expect lots of fun, laughter, and great finds while supporting the Foundation’s continued efforts in awarding scholarships, internships, fellowships, and leadership-training programs for AECT. If you can’t make it to the event, your monetary gifts will be welcomed or we can have someone join in the bidding in your name. Contact Ana Donaldson if you would like to participate virtually or make a contribution.

RICHARD B. LEWIS MEMORIAL AWARD. Do you know a school or system, public or private, you’d like to recognize for outstanding technology integration and media utilization programs? We’re seeking nominations for the Richard B. Lewis Memorial Award for Outstanding School Media and Technology. Nominations are due August 15, 2017. For more information, please visit AECT’s website or contact Leslie Blatt.  And you can follow SMT on Facebook.

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!

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

July 12, 2017

[AECT] Learner Engagement Special Interest Group

Also from Monday’s inbox…

Please join the Learner Engagement Special Interest Group! The SIG seeks to promote open, vibrant dialogue on the new implications technology has on learner engagement and innovative instructional strategies to increase learner engagement. The SIG encourages genuine, professional discussion among members of the group about all dimensions of learner engagement including learner-to-learner, learner-to-instructor, and learner-to-content interactions. 


Officers include President Kay K. Seo, University of Cincinnati (kay.seo@uc.edu), Technology Officer Matt Yauk, The Ohio State University (yauk.1@osu.edu), and Communication Officer Scott Gibbons, University of Cincinnati (gibbonsp@mail.uc.edu).

We look forward to your participation, contributions, and expertise in the SIG! 
 
To join the SIG, please visit our LinkedIn group and click the Ask to join button: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12051132  

 

 


The Association for Educational Communications & Technology
320 W. 8th Street. Suite 101
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Office: 812-335-7675

July 11, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – July 10, 2017

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

July 10, 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.

REMINDER! Applications for the OTP Graduate Student Scholarship are due July 12th. Please contact Jenny Bauman for details.

DID YOU KNOW? TechTrends has moved to #11 on Google Scholar’s Top 20 List of Journals in Educational Technology. This journal just keeps getting better!

RICHARD B. LEWIS MEMORIAL AWARD. Do you know a school or system, public or private, you’d like to recognize for outstanding technology integration and media utilization programs? We’re seeking nominations for the Richard B. Lewis Memorial Award for Outstanding School Media and Technology. Nominations are dueAugust 15, 2017. For more information, please visit AECT’s website or contact Leslie Blatt.  And you can follow SMT on Facebook.

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.

GREAT SUMMER FUN AHEAD! The AECT Foundation is once again holding the annual fundraising auction at the Summer Board and Leadership Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday evening, July 17.  Don’t forget to bring your items for sale plus your Christmas gift lists. Expect lots of fun, laughter, and great finds while supporting the Foundation’s continued efforts in awarding scholarships, internships, fellowships, and leadership-training programs for AECT. If you can’t make it to the event, your monetary gifts will be welcomed or we can have someone join in the bidding in your name.  Contact Ana Donaldson if you would like to participate virtually or make a contribution.

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 on Tuesday, 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!

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

July 7, 2017

Congratulations 2017 DDL Award Winners!

There are a couple of items here that are focused or relevant to K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning.

Dear DDL members,

Please join us in congratulating our 2017 DDL Award winners!

Here is the list of winners: https://tinyurl.com/2017-DDL-AwardWinners

Best,
Ayesha Sadaf
DDL Communications Officer

DDL Webpage: http://aect.site-ym.com/group/distance_learning
DDL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/100744850679/

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The Association for Educational Communications & Technology
320 W. 8th St. Ste 101
Bloomington, Indiana 47404

Office: 812-335-7675
Fax: 812-335-7678
Toll-Free 1-877-677-2328
aect@aect.org

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