I found another asosciation that is NOT a direct Instructional Technology association
ASCILITE is a society for professionals in post-secondary computer-based education and training. The purposes for which the Society is established are:
to promote co-operation and liaison with other groups and organisations which have complementary purposes and activities
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.
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:
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education
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: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:
On-line Newsletters (TOP)
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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.
Fort Lauderdale FL
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.]
CONVENTION: IN COLORADO
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
THEY HAVE HELD MOST OF THEIR MEETINGS IN THE MIDWEST AND MOUNTAIN STATES
ADEIL 2010: "Y'all Come Back" University of Mississippi, Oxford MS
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.)
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.
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
EDD 8008 >
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.