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August 14, 2018

[AECT] August 13, 2018 – News & Notes

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August 13, 2018

REGISTER TODAY!

If you haven’t registered for the 2018 AECT International Convention “Learning for All” in Kansas City, October 23-27, what are you waiting for? This year’s convention promises to be a “best ever” event. Register here! 

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? The School Media & Technology Division (SMT) is seeking nominations for the Richard B. Lewis Memorial Award for Outstanding School Media and Technology. Nominations are due August 15, 2018. Past applicants are eligible to reapply. For more information, please visit AECT’s website or contact Leslie Blatt.  And you can follow SMT on Facebook.

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 for details.

DELT AWARDS

The Division of Emerging Learning Technology Awards deadlines are drawing near. DELT sponsors two awards: the Immersive Learning Awards and the Mehnke Award. The Immersive Learning Awards has three categories: engaging linear, engaging non-linear, and engaging graduate student (linear or non-linear) submissions. The Mennke Award is a video production award given out by the AECT Foundation and is managed by DELT.  Click here for more information on the Immersive Learning Awards – deadline September 1, 2018.  Click here for more information on the Mahnke Award – deadline September 7, 2018.

CLT AWARD COMMITTEE CALLS FOR REVIEWERS
The CLT awards committee would like your help selecting recipients for the CLT awards. Please contact Holly Marshburn  with your interest and any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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 a Customizable Differentiated, Classroom Learning Environment with George Ober. Using multiple technologies differentiated to meet individual student learning styles increases engagement, provides continuous growth through formative assessment while accommodating “Learning for All”.
Teaching Kids to Code (and teachers too!) with Peter Rich. In this day-long workshop, participants will explore the fundamentals of programming multiple perspectives. This will include: unplugged lessons, micro:bits, robots, and eTextiles. The second-half of the day will feature hands-on lessons with block-based coding. Participants will create curricula and materials that can be used to integrate computing with core elementary topics.
A Magic-Based Training Method for Facilitating Creative Thinking with Tong Li. This workshop will introduce a magic-based method aimed to facilitate creativity in an interactive and engaging way. This method will engage participants in developing a creative mindset through a series of magic related activities. After participating in this workshop, participants will form a deep understanding of the principles magicians use to design and develop creative ideas and they will also be able to apply this method in a training or instructional setting.
Visit  https://members.aect.org/events/review/workshops.asp for more information about workshops.

HONG KONG AECT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Hong Kong AECT International Conference is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 International Conference, June 17-19, 2019 at Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong.  Complete details and the Call for Participation can be found here .

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 – August 13, 2018

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

August 9, 2018

[AECT] August 6, 2018 – News & Notes

A newsletter from Monday’s inbox (that was held until today due to the guest blog entries).

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August 6, 2018

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? The School Media & Technology Division (SMT) is seeking nominations for the Richard B. Lewis Memorial Award for Outstanding School Media and Technology. Nominations are due August 15, 2018. Past applicants are eligible to reapply. For more information, please visit AECT’s website or contact Leslie Blatt.  And you can follow SMT on Facebook.

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 for details.

HKAECT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

HKAECT International Conference is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 International Conference, June 1719, 2019 at Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong.  Complete details and the Call for Participation can be found here .

CLT AWARD COMMITTEE CALLS FOR REVIEWERS
The CLT awards committee would like your help selecting recipients for the CLT awards. Please contact Holly Marshburn  with your interest and any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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.
Mixed Methods Research Techniques: A Step by Step Approach for Instructional Design Researchers with Zahira Merchant. Learn how to decide if mixed methods approach is the correct paradigm to apply, to develop mixed methods research questions, explore the role of sampling, to compare and contrast the mixed methods approach with quantitative and qualitative research approach.
Is it Fair Use, or Not? Determining Copyright Compliance for Educational Fair Usewith Angela Rand. This workshop will offer guidelines to help participants determine educational fair use for digital images, distance learning, and educational multimedia.
Visit  https://members.aect.org/events/review/workshops.asp for more information about workshops.

eLEARNING AFRICA 2018

The program for eLearning Africa , the leading international conference and exhibition on educational and learning technologies for all the education, corporate and public sector, is nowavailable online . This International Conference will be held September 26-28, 2018 at the Kigali Convention Center Rwanda.

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 – August 6, 2018

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

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July 31, 2018

[AECT] July 30, 2018 – News & Notes

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

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July 30, 2018

AECT SUMMER BOARD BUILDING DAYS SUCCESSFUL!

AECT’s Summer Board Building Days took place July 26-27, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. The event was a huge success and we thank all of those in attendance for their participation!

2018 EARLY CAREER SYMPOSIUM

AECT’s Research and Theory Division will be hosting the 2018 Early Career Symposium, generously sponsored by AECT. The symposium will be held at the AECT International Convention on Tuesday, October 22 (half day) and Wednesday, October 23 (half day), in Kansas City, Missouri. The symposium will engage participants in focused career mentoring and networking. Applications are due July 31, 2018.  Complete details can be found here.

CLT AWARD COMMITTEE CALLS FOR REVIEWERS
The CLT awards committee would like your help selecting recipients for the CLT awards. Please contact Holly Marshburn  with your interest and any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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? The School Media & Technology Division (SMT) is seeking nominations for the Richard B. Lewis Memorial Award for Outstanding School Media and Technology. Nominations are due August 15, 2018. Past applicants are eligible to reapply. For more information, please visit AECT’s website or contact Leslie Blatt.  And you can follow SMT on Facebook.

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 for details.

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 Text Adventures, Branching Narratives, and Case-Based e-Learning Tools with Twinewith Lucas Jensen. This workshop will survey the evolution of text-based adventure games and branching narratives, with a particular focus on the free, open source, HTML-based game engine Twine.
Globally Connected Teaching and Learning: What, Who, Why, and How with Carine Ullom, and Steven Foulke. Globally Connected Teaching and Learning (GCTL) is the umbrella term for the myriad ways to connect students across the globe and engage them in meaningful cross-cultural and collaborative learning experiences. Participants will learn how to implement GCTL at their institutions.
Visit  https://members.aect.org/events/review/workshops.asp for more information about workshops.

eLEARNING AFRICA 2018

The program for eLearning Africa , the leading international conference and exhibition on educational and learning technologies for all the education, corporate and public sector, is nowavailable online . This International Conference will be held September 26-28, 2018 at the Kigali Convention Center Rwanda.

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 – July 30, 2018

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July 27, 2018

2018 AECT Leadership Development Intern Selection

Congratulations to these young scholars!

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Dear AECT members,

The intern programs within AECT recognize the outstanding junior members of our community. The AECT Leadership Development Internship program recognizes emerging leaders in our field and provides opportunities for these skills to further develop as graduate students and new professionals transition into careers in educational communications and technology. The Earl F. Strohbehn is to be awarded to a graduate student and the Lee W. Cochran may be awarded to graduate students or new professionals. The Jenny K. Johnson International Internship recognizes a non-US citizen graduate student or new faculty member who exemplifies the international education dedication. For more information about these internship awards, visit aect.org/internprogram

As the AECT Leadership Intern Coordinator, it is my honor to recognize the following individuals who have been selected as the 2018 AECT Leadership Development Intern class.

Earl F. Strohbehn Intern: Lucas Vasconcelos, Graduate Student at University of Georgia
Lee W. Cochran Intern: Sean Jackson, New Professional at Mason County High School
Lee W. Cochran Intern: Lin Zhong, New Professional at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Jenny K. Johnson International Intern: Miaoting Cheng, Graduate Student at University of Hong Kong

Megan C. Murtaugh

AECT Leadership Intern Coordinator

aect-intern-chair@aect.org

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Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
Toll Free: 877-677-2328 | Phone: 812-335-7675
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July 24, 2018

[AECT] July 23, 2018 – News & Notes

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

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July 23, 2018

FOUNDATION AUCTION

It is almost time for the AECT Foundation Auction. This upcoming Thursday night during Summer Board Building Days we will once again ask you for financial support. If you will be joining us in Kansas City we are asking you to bring auction items and your credit cards or cash. Also, if you can’t be with us your donations are greatly appreciated. I will be glad to bid for you(ana.donaldson@cfu.net) to find the perfect treasure for you. All proceeds go to the AECT Foundation to support awards and interns.

2018 EARLY CAREER SYMPOSIUM

AECT’s Research and Theory Division will be hosting the 2018 Early Career Symposium, generously sponsored by AECT. The symposium will be held at the AECT International Convention on Tuesday, October 22 (half day) and Wednesday, October 23 (half day), in Kansas City, Missouri. The symposium will engage participants in focused career mentoring and networking. Applications are due July 31, 2018.  Complete details can be found here.

CLT AWARD COMMITTEE CALLS FOR REVIEWERS
The CLT awards committee would like your help selecting recipients for the CLT awards. Please contact Holly Marshburn  with your interest and any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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? The School Media & Technology Division (SMT) is seeking nominations for the Richard B. Lewis Memorial Award for Outstanding School Media and Technology. Nominations are due August 15, 2018. Past applicants are eligible to reapply. For more information, please visit AECT’s website or contact Leslie Blatt.  And you can follow SMT on Facebook.

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 for details.

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.
Culturally Responsive Instructional Design in the Online Environment with Amy Grincewicz. The purpose of this workshop is to promote culturally responsive instructional design in online courses by having participants develop culturally responsive online course materials.
Mentoring Programs in Organizations: Feasibility, Design, and Evaluation Planning with Lisa Giacumo, Tonia Dousay, Aurora Seguinot Cruz and D’Jeane Peters. Mentoring programs are getting a lot of attention right now in organizational learning and development circles. This workshop will introduce you to the frameworks and tools that can help you determine feasibility and support effective mentoring program design and maintenance.
Visit  https://members.aect.org/events/review/workshops.asp for more information about workshops.

eLEARNING AFRICA 2018

The program for eLearning Africa , the leading international conference and exhibition on educational and learning technologies for all the education, corporate and public sector, is nowavailable online . This International Conference will be held September 26-28, 2018 at the Kigali Convention Center Rwanda.

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 – July 23, 2018

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

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