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Official #AECT16 Hashtags

In preparation for the Association for Educational Communications and Technologies 2016 International Convention in Las Vegas, I would like to remind you of the official hashtag for the conference and introduce the official hashtag for the Research and Theory Division:

  • Conference Hashtag: #AECT16
  • R&T Division Hashtag: #AECTRTD

Please follow updates about the division sessions and events using the hashtag.

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#AECT16 R&T Division Webinar [Convention Highlights]

Please join the AECT Research & Theory Division for a Webinar!
2016 AECT Convention Highlights
Thursday, September 15, 12:00 Noon – Eastern
Register Here: bit.ly/2016RTD

 

Here is a copy of the slide deck for the webinar: 

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Apply Now: #AECT16 Early Career Symposium

If you are an advance doctoral student or an early career faculty, I strongly recommend applying to the AECT 2016 Early Career Symposium. I participated in 2012 and it was a wonderful experience. For me, it was a great way to meet other graduate students and early career faculty (network). I also enjoyed interacting with the mentors (they shared their experiences in academia and provided advice). This are the intended outcomes of the early career symposium:

  • Mentoring of doctoral students into the social/professional network as partners in ideation, prototyping, idea execution, and knowledge curation;
  • Supporting early-career faculty and doctoral students in developing viable short- and long-term cyberlearning research agendas;
  • Providing specific feedback and guidance to early-career faculty and doctoral students about their research agendas (e.g. how to build a research agenda, pursue funding, and maintain successful collaborations);
  • Expanding and strengthening the cyberlearning community by creating a community of researchers committed to designing the next generation of learning technologies and increasing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments.

For more information or to apply: http://www.aect.org/events/mentor/CareerSymposium.asp?clientid=

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Sneak Preview: #AECT16 Research & Theory Division Highlights

Yesterday, I purchased my plane ticket to Las Vegas (to attend the AECT 2016 International Convention later this year).  This reminded me that I wanted to share a sneak preview of the AECT Research & Theory Division (RTD) sessions. As you know (if you read my blog posts regularly), I have the pleasure of serving as the AECT RTD Convention Planner as well as the Featured Research (FR) Sessions planner. The peer review process for all the sessions was earlier this year (it was not an easy process). The AECT RTD had a large number of good submissions and, at the same time, it had a limited number of allotted presentation hours (plus we had very rigorous reviewers). Now that the review process is completed and all accepted authors have been notified, all planners put together division highlights for the conference printed program. Below are the sneak preview or “highlights” for the AECT RTD and Featured Research Sessions. The full AECT16 schedule will be available in a few months.

Featured Research Sessionshttps://cloudup.com/cZomjap6oqL

Research and Theory Highlightshttps://cloudup.com/cs6T_t6JAID

For more info about the conference, visit the AECT 2016 website: http://www.aect.org/events/convhotel/

 

 

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#AECT16 Call for Featured Research Papers

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The Sessions
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
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.

Funding
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 eromerohall@ut.edu.

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#AECT16: Call for Proposal & Reviewers: Now Open [Submissions Due by February 1, 2016]

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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 proposalshttp://www.aect.org/events/call/

To submit a proposalhttp://bit.ly/1NxNJbu

To volunteer as a reviewer for the R&T Divisionhttp://goo.gl/forms/oOthKp4vQf

Hope to see you in Las Vegas!

Enilda Romero-Hall
R&T Division President-Elect

Assistant Professor
College of Social Science, Mathematics, and Education
The University of Tampa
Department of Education | Plant Hall, Room 439
(813) 257-3372
eromerohall@ut.edu | https://enildaromero.com/

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#AECT Research & Theory Division Board — Elections [Submit Nominations or Self-Nominations Now]

All,

The AECT Research & Theory Division will have the following openings for next year’s AECT election. If you are interested in any of the following positions, please feel free to send me an email at ehsiao@valdosta.edu or elinghsiao@gmail.com before 11/27 (Fri). Thanks.

– President Elect
3-year term: President-Elect –> President –> Immediate Past President

– Professional Development Coordinator
1-year term. Main tasks include: PD webinar, early career symposium, etc.

– Professional Development Coordinator Elect
2-year term. Main tasks include: PD webinar, early career symposium, etc.

– Featured Research Coordinator
1-year term. Main tasks include: an involvement in the submission, review and selection process for featured research sessions, etc.

– Communications Officer
1-year term. Main tasks include: social media management, e-mail communication, etc.

– Secretary
1-year term. Main tasks include: meeting minutes, newsletters, etc.

– Member at Large
1-year term. Main tasks include: support assigned tasks (e.g., PD webinar…), etc.

– Graduate Student Representative
1-year term. Main tasks include: support assigned tasks (e.g., PD webinar…), etc.

E-Ling Hsiao
AECT RTD – President
ehsiao@valdosta.edu