This editorial was recently published (online first). It will be available on print in the next issue of TechTrends introducing the articles that showcase “innovation in research methodology in the instructional design & technology field.”
Our publication titled “Social Media Use by Instructional Design Departments” was recently published under ‘early release’ by the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology #openaccess
Romero-Hall, E., Kimmons, R., & Veletsianos, G. (2018). Social media use by instructional design departments. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(5), 86-98. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.3817
Please consider joining us during this Research and Theory Division panel session at the AECT 2017 International Convention:
University of Tampa
Emporia State University
University of Virginia
University of Melbourne
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Pennsylvania State University
See you in Jacksonville. Hope you can join us!
TechTrends Special Issue
Research and Theory Division (RTD)
The Research and Theory Division of AECT is sponsoring a special issue of TechTrends related to current innovative research methodology in the instructional design and technology field. We welcome proposals in which researchers are rigorously using innovative methods of data collection and analysis as part of an investigation that helps further advance knowledge on the field.
Special Issue Co ‐ Editors
Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
University of Tampa
E-ling Hsiao, Ph.D.
Valdosta State University
Fei Gao, Ph.D.
Bowling Green State University
Submissions should align with the RTD mission to promote the development and advancement of theory; promotes, presents, and disseminates research and scholarship that encompasses multiple perspectives; advocates the study of social and cultural issues in the field; supports, fosters, and mentors emerging scholars. The division provides a professional community for AECT members with an interest in research and theory. The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible innovative methods of data collection and analysis:
- Educational data mining
- Learning analytics
- Social network analysis
- Advanced statistical modeling
- Network anthropology
- Eye tracking
- Other physiological measures
- Integrative approaches to ‘mixing’ qualitative research
- Person-centered analyses
- Interactional ethnography
- Art-based data analyses
- Appreciative inquiry
- Concept mapping research
- Visual analysis
- And other innovative research methodologies
Expected publication date: September 2018
Articles should follow the writing style guidelines for Tech Trends. Submissions should be 4000-‐5000 words in length (10 ‐15 pages) and abstracts should not exceed 150 words. Use APA formatting throughout.
Please upload a PDF file with your name, institution, and email address as well as a brief overview (approx. 500 words) of the proposed article using the following link: http://tiny.cc/TechTrendsRTDSpecialIssue for initial review. If accepted for review, you will be directed to a Tech Trends portal for this special issue where you will submit your full article per the schedule below.
We kindly ask authors to also serve as reviewers for the submissions. Reviewers will also be requested from the overall AECT RTD membership. Thank you.
- August 7, 2017 ‐ Call for Proposals posted
- September 15, 2017 ‐ Proposals due: http://tiny.cc/RTDSpecialIssue_Dropbox
- October 16, 2017 ‐ Notify accepted proposals
- January 29, 2018 – Full submissions due AND start peer review process
- March 16, 2018 – Reviews due
- April 27, 2018 – Notify authors of review decisions
- June 1, 2018 – Final and reviewed papers due
Here is a link to my latest publication: http://rdcu.be/qiVq
[This is a view only version. Unless you have a personal or institutional subscription to the journal]
The purpose of the present investigation was to better understand graduate students’ use of the content shared in the social media channels of their programs and the perceived impact that their participation in these social media spaces has on the graduate students’ transformation as professionals. Seventy-seven instructional design and technology (ID&T) graduate students completed an electronic questionnaire. The results revealed that although graduate students use social media for personal purposes, they are not always followers or members of the social media spaces of their ID&Tprogram. However, those who follow the social media of theirID&T program found tremendous benefits from the experience. These benefits range from feelings of belonging to acommunity of ID&T professionals, to career opportunitiesfor networking, and cross country interactions.
On each of the three days of concurrent sessions at the Las Vegas Convention (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) one 60-minute session will be devoted to presentation and discussion of two Featured Research papers. These sessions will be highlighted in the program. Each presenter will have 15-20 minutes to present their paper, followed by five minutes of critique, comment, and synthesis by a noted discussant and five minutes of question-and-answer by audience members.
Nature of the Studies
Featured Research papers will report on a COMPLETED RESEARCH study that has not been published in a journal nor previously presented at a conference. The paper should describe an EMPIRICAL STUDY that used primarily quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods. In all cases, a study must involve the collection of data. Literature reviews, papers describing theories unaccompanied by supporting data, and other non-data-based papers will not be considered for this type of session. A study must have been conducted and the data analyzed at the time a proposal is submitted.
Submission Deadline:February 1, 11:59PM (EST), 2016. You must submit your proposal using the online submission form. Read the guidelines for electronic submissions. Be sure to select the submission group, ‘Featured Research’ to submit your paper.
Enter your proposal in the online proposal form, following the directions provided. After you submit your proposal, you will receive electronic notification that it has been received. The peer review process begins shortly after the submission deadline.
Notification of Acceptance as a Featured Research Paper
Authors of accepted Featured Research papers must submit their full papers to their discussant/facilitator by midnight September 1, 2016. Authors who fail to submit their paper by this deadline will not be allowed to present their paper at the conference and will not appear in the convention program as a Featured Research paper. Papers not accepted for Featured Research may be forwarded to an appropriate division for consideration.
Presenters are required to assume responsibility for all costs associated with the presentation, including convention registration, travel, lodging, handout materials.
Questions regarding proposals submitted as a Featured Research should be directed to Enilda Romero-Hall at email@example.com.
Invitation to Present and Review
You are invited to present at the 2016 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada and to share your expertise and knowledge with your peers whose ideas, directions, and discoveries are emerging in our field. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of the newest technologies and teaching/learning techniques in the field. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers at the 2016 convention in Las Vegas!
This year’s convention theme is Learning from Las Vegas. The goal of the convention is for all participants to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their lives and their professional skills. Of particular interest this year is a focus on creativity; creativity in teaching, research, and in design as it is applied to the field of educational technology. We are creating in our research and in the development of new knowledge; sharing that new knowledge is central to the AECT Convention.
To read the full call for proposals: http://www.aect.org/events/call/
To submit a proposal: http://bit.ly/1NxNJbu
To volunteer as a reviewer for the R&T Division: http://goo.gl/forms/oOthKp4vQf
Hope to see you in Las Vegas!
R&T Division President-Elect
College of Social Science, Mathematics, and Education
The University of Tampa
Department of Education | Plant Hall, Room 439
firstname.lastname@example.org | https://enildaromero.com/