Thursday, February 12, 2009


The first Organization I chose was the Association for Educational Communications and Technology(AECT).

Their statement.."The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed towards improving instruction through technology. AECT members may be in found colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway. AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction."

Improving instruction through technology is why we are in this class. This organization seems to epitomize what we strive toward in terms of technology in the classroom. 

Another organization I found helpful was the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

their statement...

"The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), founded in 1981, is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Information Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning, and its practical application.AACE serves the profession with international conferences, high quality publications, leading-edge Digital Library, Career Center, and other opportunities for professional growth."

These guys seem to embody what we are in the classroom for. I said that about the previous organization but I am not saying that just to blow smoke. They use e-learning research, digital libraries, conferences and publications to help their followers. They are two top-notch "with-it" organizations that are there to help. 

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