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April 18, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – April 17, 2017

Another newsletter from Monday’s inbox.

April 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.

REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE! Registration is now available for the 2017 Summer Journal Symposium and Summer Board & Leadership Meeting 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.

OTP WEBINAR. Diversity Training and Approaches to Organizational Change with Diverse Employees, led by Ashley McArthur, Tuesday, April 18th at 2:00 PM ET(1:00 PM CT). This webinar will focus on diverse organizations; methods to create more effective diverse organizations, and training for employees within diverse organization. Directions to connect via Zoom Meeting: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, https://zoom.us/j/8128701328, or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,8128701328# or +16465588656,8128701328#. Or by telephone, dial: +14086380968 (US Toll) or +16465588656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 8128701328.

EITT2017. Educational Innovation Through Technology, founded at Tsinghua University and sponsored by the Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET), invites your participation, December 7-9, 2017, in Osaka, Japan. With the theme of Innovation through Creativity, Connectivity, and Culture, this international forum welcomes original papers from technology and education. Accepted papers will be published through IEEE CPS and will be indexed through Ei (Compendex). Paper abstract registration due May 8, 2017. More information available at http://sicet.org/eitt/.

ACM SEEKS NEW EDITOR. The Association for Computing Machinery’s Education Technology online magazine, eLearn, is in search of a new Editor-in-Chief (currently held by Ali Carr-Chellman). You’re encouraged to apply. The full announcement including duties and more can be found here.

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.

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

April 13, 2017

DDL Logo Contest

Note that you still have a couple of days left to submit your idea.

Dear DDL Members,

April 15 is quickly approach, and that means…submissions for the DDL logo competition are due soon! Maybe you’re working on filing taxes and need to procrastinate. Or maybe it’s that time of the semester filled with reading dissertations and scheduling defenses, and you want to procrastinate. Either way, we do have scholarly evidence that procrastination can help fuel creativity. So, why not put it to work for you? You could win $100 if your design is selected!
?*? Grand prize: $100
?*?? Deadline: April 15, 2017
?* ?Eligibility: Designers do not have to be an active member of AECT or DDL
?* ?Submission: Upload a single page PDF with three versions for a logo, short banner, and long banner, to http://bit.ly/aectddllogo. Make sure your name and email address are on the page.
?* ?Disclaimer: The selection committee reserves the right to modify the selected design as necessary.
?* ?Final selection: The contest winner will be required to provide hi-res files of the three individual versions.

?See http://bit.ly/2kt9AtH for more information?

-td-
Tonia A. Dousay
DDL President

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

April 12, 2017

[AECT] Internship Program – Now Accepting Applications

This may be of interest to some of the graduate students that follow this blog.

Hi All Members!

The AECT Leadership Development Committee is excited to invite applications for the Leadership Internship Program to coincide with the 2017 AECT Convention in Jacksonville, FL. All interns will be expected to arrive at the convention by Sunday afternoon, November 5, 2017 and to stay until 12:00 PMSaturday, November 11, 2017.

We are searching for the future leaders of AECT.  Who are they?  They are the new professionals and current graduate students within our membership.  We need your help, AECT members, to identify and recognize outstanding individuals with leadership potential in educational technology and in the broader field through the AECT Leadership Internship Program. The program is open to new professionals in K12 and higher education as well as those in industry.  Additionally, current part- and full-time graduate students in the field of education are also welcomed to submit an application for consideration.

Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements athttp://www.aect.org/events/intern. AECT members interested in sponsoring an applicant should provide their contact information to the individual for inclusion in his or her application materials. Once an application is submitted, the online system will notify sponsors with instructions on how to complete the process. Please note that the application process places a heavy emphasis on past and current leadership experiences with a specific focus on personal goals for growth within AECT and the professional field.  All pieces of the application must be completed prior to submission in order to be considered. The deadline for submission to the internship program is a firm June 5, 2017.

Please submit all application materials via the AECT website at the URL above. Additional correspondence regarding the Leadership Internship Program can be directed to the Leadership Internship Program Coordinator, Megan C. Murtaugh, at 239-560-8301 or aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

 


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

 

April 11, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – April 10, 2017

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

April 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.

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 tbelcher@onet.rti.org. 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.

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

April 10, 2017

Reminder – DDL Call for Award Nominations

I’d encourage all of the K-12 distance, online and blended learning practitioners and programs to apply for these awards.

Dear DDL Members,

The AECT Division of Distance Learning needs more nominations for the 2017 DDL Awards sponsored by the division for the following awards:
– DDL-AECT Crystal Award
– DDL Distance Education Best Practices Award
– DDL Distance Education Book Award
– DDL Journal Article Award
– DDL Burmeister Outstanding DDL-sponsored AECT Presentation Award

More information about each of the awards, including award coordinators, evaluation criteria, and how to submit nominations, can be found on the DDL website:
http://aect.site-ym.com/members/group_content_view.asp?group=67629&id=117561

Please consider nominating a colleague, a student, or yourself for one or more of the DDL awards. It is a great opportunity to be recognized for your work and your contribution to the field. Nominations and accompanying materials must be received by June 1, 2017.

Winners will be recognized at the DDL Membership Meeting during AECT International Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida on November 6 – 11, 2017.

Best,
Larisa Olesova
DDL Award Manager

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

************************************************************
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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