Association for Educational Communications and Technology
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a fantastic professional organization for instructional designers, instructional technologists, educational technology support staff, instructors, and education researchers. Why? Because they do fun stuff like ‘Breakfast with Champions’ and ‘Game Night’ besides all of the academic stuff. I learned about it from my professors in my doctoral program who promoted AECT and their educational technology standards to their students. Their 2019 international convention will be held in Las Vegas, NV from October 21st-25th at the Convention Center. This year’s convention theme is Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals. Let me know if you plan to attend so we can network and attend sessions and events together.
I’m excited to share that the following three presentations were accepted! I’m really happy to be able to lead an Inspire! session, which is a new format to provide 50-minute professional development without the extra cost. I invite you to attend my sessions below.
Host: Design and Development (D&D) Division
Magis Instructional Design Model for Transformative Teaching, Dr. Rogers
Wed, Oct 23, 10:00 to 10:20am, Convention Center, Pavilion 6 (Note: I’m first in this concurrent session.)
Description. The Magis Instructional Design Model endeavors to transform teaching online through the lens of critical pedagogy to place the human in a real-world context as much as possible through learning experiences and reflection. The goal being transformative learning experiences instead of transmissive ones that use the antiquated banking model of education. The model includes instructional strategies from the cognitive and affective domains. The Author asks for input and feedback on this model.
Host: D&D: Instructional Design in Context – Service
Roadmap to Reentry Resources in Mobile County to Prevent Recidivism Service Project, Dr. Rogers, Dr. Demetrius Semien, & Aubrey Whitten
Wed, Oct 23, 2:20 to 2:50pm, Convention Center, Ballroom C (Note: We go second in this session.)
Description. Would you like to start a service project? Consider creating a Google Map of service providers that meet a strong need in your community (food deserts, homeless shelters, or the previously incarcerated). Presenters will share their service project developing a reentry map of service providers to combat recidivism in their community. Learn to plot locations, draw pathways, and add information to a Google Map. Participants will also share what they are doing in their communities.
Host: Culture, Learning, and Technology (CLT) Inspire!
Safeguard Your Online Persona by Using Various Techniques and Technologies, Dr. Rogers
Oct 25, 9:00 to 9:50am, Convention Center, Conference Rm 1 (Note: Workshop format so bring your devices!)
Description. Have you googled yourself lately? What does the Internet search reveal about you? With each hashtag, blog post, tweet, and online project, you are building your online reputation whether you want to or not. In the absence of professional branding, your online persona brands you. Learn to curate your online personal data (e.g., Google Alert for keywords, GoCardigan to cleanse tweets, & reverse search images) and leave with an action plan.
For AECT members, I’ll place my presentation and paper on the conference online portal. For my blog readers, I’ll post my presentations to SlideShare and then embed them here once their finalized. (Forthcoming!)
In closing, the sessions at AECT are really good. The organization’s special interest groups are dynamic. Conference-goers are very open to making new friends and learning, and this includes the big names in the field. You may find yourself sitting beside David Wiley, Curt Bonk, Lloyd Rieber, Amy Bradshaw, or George Veletsianos!