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Inadequate instructional technology

Evaluation of the project:  The assignment aims to introduce the student to associations that promote the use of instructional technology.   The impatient or overeager student might misread the instructions and find a society that promotes distance education...  not enough!   The association needs to be focused on instructional technology.   The goal is also to find an association that has a conference and a journal that could be places for a graduate student to publish in.   

My lack of attention to the purpose of the assignment led me to meet a very nice group of educators who focus on independent studies.   Not enough of a focus on InstructTech, although their annual conference has a track that routinely carries InstructTech issues.





British Journal of Educational Technology

Published on behalf of British Educational Research Association

Edited by:
Nick Rushby

ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking: 2010: Education & Educational Research: 11 / 177 
Impact Factor: 2.139

I found another asosciation that is NOT a direct Instructional Technology association




Educational Technology and Online Learning

ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers In Learning In Tertiary Education

  ASCILITE is a society for professionals in post-secondary computer-based education and training. The purposes for which the Society is established are:

  1. to assist and advance educational uses of computers and allied technology in Australian universities, institutes of technical and further education and post-secondary educational groups in the public service, industry and commerce;
  2. to create a professional association of those engaged in such educational use of technology and foster their professional interests and facilitate their professional development;
  3. to provide a forum for those interested in educational use of computer technology to stimulate discussion of relevant issues;
  4. to facilitate improvement of professional practice in the use of computer technology in tertiary education;
  5. to promote and encourage research and evaluation related to the educational use of computer technology in tertiary education; and

to promote co-operation and liaison with other groups and organisations which have complementary purposes and activities

E-mail: Info@ASCILITE.org.au
Telephone: +61 2 4221 4895
Facsimile: +61 2 4225 8312

Australian Council for Computers in Education

ACCE is an Australian body whose members are the State Computer Education Groups and the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACCE is affiliated with the International Society for Technology Educators (ISTE), International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and the Technology Education Federation of Australia (TEFA). This web site connects Australian teachers to their state professional associations and describes the activities and resources of the national body. Be an active member of your state association.

E-mail: veac@det.nsw.edu.au
Telephone: +61 2 9448 4558 
Facsimile: +61 2 9448 4560

The Australian Society for Educational Technology -

ASET is the national organisation for people with professional interests in educational technology. These pages will inform you about our society and its activities.

Educational Technology is defined by ASET as the design, development, implementation and evaluation of systems, methods and materials to achieve effective outcomes and improve the process of human learning.

The objects of the Society are:

  1. To foster thought, theory, research and standards of practice in the field of educational technology.
  2. To provide leadership in promoting the principles and practices of educational technology, its application and outcomes in various educational and training environments.
  3. To provide for a fellowship of persons with interests in educational technology and a forum to exchange, question and promote ideas or practices within the field of educational technology.
  4. To act as a clearing house for the collection and dissemination of information, ideas and research into educational technology.
  5. To support the publication of materials.
  6. To co-operate with international, interstate and local bodies with similar objects to those of the Society.

E-mail : asetnat@cleo.murdoch.edu.au 
Telephone : +61 2 9739 2142 
Facsimile : +61 2 9739 2281



Associations and Organizations for Instructional Technology

ListServs | On-line Newsletters

Associations & Organizations for Instructional Technology

This list does not include 

It has a group that Dr. Schlosser did not mention... ISLS which might not meet the definition of Instructional Technology...  

AECT WebSite

Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Mission is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process. Goals include a focus on leadership through an effort to:

  1. Define those disciplines and professional activities that make up educational communications and technology
  2. Accommodate, serve, & represent professionals in educational communications and technology
  3. Develop elements & attributes that enhance the professional stature of educational communications and technology
  4. Actively promote the improvement in learning environments through the use of educational communications and technology

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

"Founded in 1944, ASTD is the world's premier professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues. ASTD provides information, research, analysis and practical information derived from its own research, the knowledge and experience of its members, its conferences, expositions, seminars, publications and the coalitions and partnerships it has built through research and policy work.ASTD's membership includes more than 70,000 people, working in the field of workplace performance in 100 countries worldwide. Its leadership (see ASTD's Board of Directors) and members work in more than 15,000 multinational corporations, small and medium sized businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities."

International Society of the Learning Sciences

The International Society of the Learning Sciences is a professional society dedicated to the interdisciplinary empirical investigation of learning as it exists in real-world settings and how learning may be facilitated both with and without technology.

ISPI: International Society for Performance Improvement

ISPI's mission is to improve the performance of individuals and organizations through the application of Human Performance TechnologyFounded in 1962, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. ISPI represents more than 10,000 international and chapter members throughout the United States, Canada, and 40 other countries. They provide conferences, books, periodicals, and research. Members include: Performance technologists, training directors, human resources managers, instructional technologists, human factors practitioners, and organizational consultants. They work in a variety of settings including business, academia, government, health services, banking, and the armed forces.

ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education

ISTE is the largest teacher-based, nonprofit organization in the field of educational technology. Its mission is to help K-12 classroom teachers and administrators share effective methods for enhancing student learning through the use of new classroom technologies.   ISTE members truly are redefining the boundaries of the K-12 classroom. They form an ever-expanding network of dedicated professionals sharing classroom-proven solutions to the challenge of incorporating computers, the Internet, and other new technologies into their schools. ISTE provides conferences & workshops, publications and resources.

ListServs for Instructional Technology (TOP)
The following ListServs are dedicated to discussion on the use of technology in education. These are direct links to be able to subscribe. Here is a brief explanation of how to subscribe:
In general, most lists and e-journals can be joined by posting an email to the listserver address and writing the following in the first line of the actual posting:

subscribe [name of list] [your first name] [your last name]

Nothing else may be written within the message page. For example, if John Doe wanted to join the Education Technology list (EDTECH), he would email them the following:
subscribe EDTECH John Doe
The listserver program will then add you to the list.


Discussion on distance education. listserv@uwavm.u.washington.edu.


Education and technology list.


Education and technology list.


ITForum is an electronic listserv that discusses theories, research, new paradigms, and practices in the field of Instructional Technology. ITForum is sponsored by the Division of Learning and Performance Environments (DLPE) of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and the Department of Instructional Technology at The University of Georgia. It is open to anyone interested in instructional technology.


The World Wide Web in Education List.

On-line Newsletters (TOP)

Brandon Hall's email Dispatch Newsletter

It includes news, notes, announcements, advice and best practice information for e-Learning newcomers and old hands alike.

The eLearning Guild's E-Clips

Join the eLearning Guild community of practice (free membership) and to get the weekly email and access to the eLearning Developers' Journal. The Journal showcases the latest strategies and techniques for designers, developers and managers of e-Learning.

Online Learning e-News

VNU Learning's free e-newsletter.

TechLearn Trends

Sign up for a continual stream of updates on technology and learning from The MASIE Center including a regular emailed newsletter - TechLearn Trends.

Exploring IT Resources

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My effort to reach out to other organizartions.

I wish to reach out ...

I am a teacher of math and English as a second language.

I focus on ages 14-18

Most of my students have dropped out of school and are trying to complete their high school diploma

I have developed a series of techniques, learned from mentors, and I want to communicate what I've learned.

I am in a graduate program called Instructional technology and Distance education and a particular course about IT.  I have to find an association about Instructional Tecnology.   So Google sent me your address ...   your association appears to be an interesting long-lived society.  since 1941... congratulations!  70 years.

There is myopia and navel gazing in the USA.   we appear to look for solutions in Finland and perhaps Singapore but then we go back to doing things the same way as last year and as 10 years ago.

1.  How do your teachers persuade each other to try new techniques?
2.  Do you know a society of teachers who would allow a U.S. teacher like me to come to observe and learn your innovative ways?

I believe in sharing techniques.  the concept of copyright is slowing down transfer of information.  I invite you to see some of my youtube videos and then make suggestions.




I hope you have time to share some of these pages and then link me to innovative teachers in India.  I want to visit Pune (where I have some friends) and then make a tour of schools to learn about innovation ...   what can your teachers teach us in the USA to become better teachers?

I attach a cool book.   

Steve McCrea
Fort Lauderdale FL
skype   steveEnglishTeacher

I like the quote about filling a pail and lighting a fire.

the trick is... how do we light the fire?




The association started in 1992 and then there was a crisis…   the AACIS was focused on INDEPENDENT STUDY and one of the founders said:

From what I’ve heard, and you guys know so much more than I do about this, but I think independent study is really getting to be sort of archaic and the organization will die if it’s kind of left where it is. You have to go to the next step. Find something a little more all inclusive to bring in some others.  I don’t have any profound thoughts on it. I just think it’s time to change, probably. [Transcribed from an oral history session at the 2008 AACIS conference.]

Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning is a professional association for all those engaged in, or interested in, collegiate distance learning. The goal of the organization is to provide professional development opportunities as well as opportunities for collegiality and interaction.

ADEIL is a one-person, one-vote organization, with the primary emphasis of furthering the cause and understanding of independent study and providing service to the membership. It encourages personal commitment, cooperation, and sharing.

The association's primary activities include an annual conference as well as electronic and print communication between and among members. The preferred pronunciation of the acronym, ADEIL, is "a deal".

Only individuals can be ADEIL members. ADEIL has no institutional members. ADEIL does not accredit, evaluate, or endorse any institution, organization, or program providing independent study or distance education.


Evan Smith
136 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-3717
Fax: 573-884-9051
E-mail: smithev@missouri.edu


This year’s presentation topics include....

Authentic Images: Infusing Culture, Curiosity & Critical Thinking into the Virtual Classroom BrainHoney

Design, Implementation and Support of Virtual Lectures and Laboratories in an Online Histology Course

Developing and Teaching a Course Using Online Content "If students learn what they do...." ND CDE 5.0 (North Dakota Center for Distance Education) New Pathways and Opportunities in Realignment and Repositioning “How to Cheat Online and What to do About It”

Reviewing Courses for Quality

Six Themes of E-Connectivity in Online

Social Media is Cool but Waste of Time?

Some are Enrolled and Some are Employed: Servant-Leadership in a Distance, Online, and Independent Learning Environment

The Teach Mississippi Institute: An Online Alternate Route for Teachers Seeking Licensure in Mississippi

Welcome to the Roller Coaster: Department of Education Requiring Authorization for Distance Offerings

Adobe Connect



Discover New Paths
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO
October 20-22 , 2011

Previous Conferences:

ADEIL 2010: "Y'all Come Back" University of Mississippi, Oxford MS
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AACIS 2009: "Gone with the Wind" Montgomery Al, November 5-7, 2009
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AACIS 2008: "Follow the road to Independent Study" St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 6-8, 2008
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AACIS 2007: "Independent Study - At The Junction" Ogden, Utah, Nov. 1-3, 2007.
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AACIS 2006: "Y'all Come: Catch the Future of Distance Learning" Tunica, MS, Nov. 2-4, 2006.
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AACIS 2005: "Harvesting the Promise of Distance Learning: Emerging Trends and Practices" Champaign, Illinois, November 3-5, 2005
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AACIS 2004: "Navigating the Winds of Change" Bellingham, Washington, Nov. 4-6, 2004
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AACIS 2003: "Distance Learning: Pioneering the Future" Sioux Falls, SD, October 23–25, 2003
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AACIS 2002: "Independent Learning: Branding the Educational Frontier" Reno, Nevada, November 14-16, 2002
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AACIS 2001: "Independent Study: Traditions & Transformations" November 8-10, 2001, Athens, Ohio
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AACIS 2000: "The Future of Independent Study in the New Tech Age" November 9-11, 2000. Austin, Texas
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AACIS 1999: "Independent Study Challenges of the New Century" November 4-6, 1999. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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AACIS 1998: "Bridging The Distance" November 5-7, 1998, Davenport, Iowa
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AACIS 1997: "Creating New Traditions" Athens, GA

AACIS 1996: "Reflecting the Times—A Time for Reflecting" Minneapolis, MN

AACIS 1995: "A Peak Experience" Estes Park, CO

AACIS 1994: "Networking + Sharing = Growth + Development" Penn State, PA

AACIS 1993: "Planning for Success" Columbia, MO

AACIS 1992: "Quality Assurance in Independent Study" Chapel Hill, NC



On Sep 26, 2011, at 3:02 PM, Smith, Evan S. wrote:



The membership count is 60 paid members, but (1) not all registrations are in for the October conference and (2)  the cumulative list from several years past totals 193. This number will vary according to conference location/attendance, host institution’s connections with other states or countries, travel budgets, retirements, and other factors.


Professional benefits include:


·       Board of Directors opportunities (officers, at-large members, committee formation)

·       Incorporation (state of Iowa due to factors such as affordable fees, location of longtime members)

·       Awards (some monetary)/recognition (see website)

·       Acquaintance with others’ successes and “lessons learned” via:

o   Informal discussions

o   Formal presentations, archived on website (PPT, etc.)

o   Hands-on attitude—practitioner-oriented

·       Professional Development Credit  http://www.coloradomesa.edu/online/gic4adeil.html

·       Collegiality in general

·       Individual membership (one can often belong with or without one’s colleagues’ joining)

·       Annual surveys that facilitate benchmarking

·       Exposure to high school/K-12 online programs (one of the reasons we dropped ‘collegiate’ from our name, even though that term normally mean college-hosted)

·       Excursions, often to scenic and historic parts of the host area, incl. Vancouver trip when “AACIS” was in Bellingham, WA (2004)

·       Conference organization by host with program planning by president-elect—sharing of workload

·       Listserv on which many ask others how they do or plan to do new tasks

·       Possible blog as part of newsletter

·       Silent auction—souvenirs, donations to organization

·       Occasional donations by Board to needy areas (Katrina-hit states, etc.)


Dear Steve:


ADEIL, formerly AACIS, is not regionalized. It is derived from independent study (IS) or independent learning (IL) programs, often non-Eastern but otherwise not localized; in recent years, after much discussion, we added distance education (DE) to its name to reflect, e.g.:


·       Changes in institutional organization nationally, perhaps globally.

·       Changes in technology, including synchronous cohort learning, which DE connotes to many.

·       International scope, hence dropping an ‘A’ for ‘American,’ just as UPCEA was once NUCEA where the dropped N = ‘national,’ not to mention other acronyms such as UCEA (ca. 1996), NUEA (est. 1915).


The 1992 date actually refers to a Chapel Hill conference (independent study workshop) when AACIS was still an idea. The first AACIS conference was here at MU in 1993.


The evolution is complex but can be summarized by basing practices on an existing fall Independent Study Division workshop under then NUCEA, when the format was largely paper with occasional audio or video cassettes. As technology grew, the organization changed.


I hope this helps.





Evan S. Smith, Ph.D.

University Coordinator

Mizzou Online (Formerly CDIS)

University of Missouri

136 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-4200

[p] 573-882-3717 [f] 573-884-9051



President, ADEIL, 2011

Vice President, NUDC, 2010-2012