Online Resources

During EME 5053, we had the opportunity to work as a group to complete a group project. Our group compiled resources specific to educational technology in higher education settings. These resources are listed below, along with a downloadable copy of the entire document in .pdf format at the bottom of this page:

Professional Organizations

Association for Educational communications and Technology (AECT)
provides 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. This Association has become a major organization for those actively involved in the designing of instruction and a systematic approach to learning. It provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas for its members and for target audiences; it is the national and international spokesperson for the improvement of instruction; and, it is the most recognized association of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology. More information is available at

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) is an international, educational and professional not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology. Offers its members professional recognition by participating in AACE sponsored international conferences, enhances members knowledge and professional skills through interaction with colleagues from around the world, members can learn from colleagues’ research and studies by receiving AACE’s journals and books, and able to receive discounts on multiple journal subscriptions, and conference registration fees. More information is available at

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to expand educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development and innovative uses of technology. CAST's internship program provides interns with opportunities to supplement academics with real-world, career-building experiences. CAST internships empower interns to pursue their own interests while developing their knowledge of UDL, and building relationships with people actively working in the field of education. More information is available at

Center for Children and Technology (CCT) is a not-for-profit founded by Bank Street College of Education to address the issue of technology and learning. CCT investigates the roles technology plays in improving teaching and learning. Center staff conduct basic, applied, and formative research and technology development in collaboration with educational, corporate, and research institutions. The work covers a broad range of activities, from prototype design of technology applications, to professional development for teachers, to strategies for ensuring equitable access to technology resources. More information is available at

Center for Technology in Learning (CTL) was established by the Stanford Research Institute to consider the issues of how to effectively use technologies to support learning. SRI bridges the critical gap between research universities or national laboratories and industry. They claim to move R&D from the laboratory to the marketplace to create high value and real innovation. The platforms they build today are designed to meet tomorrow’s needs. For example, an artificial intelligence project for DARPA led to the development of Siri for Apple’s iPhone. More information is available at

Consortium for School networking (COSN) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the use of information technologies and the Internet in K-12 education to improve learning. Individuals with an interest in educational technology issues, such as recent retirees, graduate students, or ed tech consultants can also become members. This membership category is not available to those who are currently working for school districts, educational service agencies, charter or private schools, state departments of education, or other businesses. More information is available at

Education Development Center, Inc., (EDC) is a global not-for-profit organization that leverages technologies to improve learning opportunities by employing thoughtful instructional design that remains committed to the development of content knowledge and skills. We contribute to the knowledge base in this emerging field through careful prototyping, field testing, and research. Our goal is to help teachers, administrators and policymakers have access to and make informed decisions about the best possible tools and resources to meet their learning goals. More information is available at

EDUCAUSE is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE and its members contribute to thought leadership on major issues, help clarify the current environment, document effective practices, and highlight how emerging trends and technologies may influence the evolution of IT in higher education. Membership is open to institutions of higher education, corporations serving the higher education information technology market, and other related associations and organizations. More information is available at

IEEE Computer Society Learning Technology Task Force (LTTF) contributes to the field of learning technology and serves the needs of professionals working in this field. The IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT) has initiated a number of activities to promote research and development of Advanced Learning Technologies. These activities foster collaboration among academic and professional communities. More informatiuon is available at

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a not-for-profit professional organization with a worldwide membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology. They are dedicated to promoting appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching, and administration in K-12 education and teacher education. More information is available at

Professional Journals

Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) 

ISTE's Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) features blind, peer-reviewed articles that report on original research, system or project descriptions and evaluations, syntheses of the literature, assessments of the state of the art, and theoretical or conceptual positions that relate to instructional uses of educational technology. International in scope and thorough in its coverage, JRTE defines the state of the art and future horizons of learning and teaching with technology in educational environments. JRTE is published quarterly.

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Campus Technology Magazine

Campus Technology magazine is published monthly in an interactive digtal / PDF format, as well as via an app for interactive reading on iPad. CT is the most trusted publication covering education-technology on higher-education campuses and universities. 

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Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning

This is a leading international journal in the field of open, flexible and distance learning. Open Learning is widely subscribed to and read throughout the world by those in specialist distance education institutions, and also by those using distance, flexible and technology based forms of learning in conventional education and training contexts. Readers are drawn from all levels of education and training both in the private and public sectors and from academic, administrative and technical functions.

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Educational Technology Research and Development

Educational Technology Research and Development is the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology.

The Research Section assigns highest priority in reviewing manuscripts to rigorous original quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies on topics relating to applications of technology or instructional design in educational settings. Such contexts include K-12, higher education, and adult learning (e.g., in corporate training settings). Analytical papers that evaluate important research issues related to educational technology research and reviews of the literature on similar topics are also published. This section features well documented articles on the practical aspects of research as well as applied theory in educational practice and provides a comprehensive source of current research information in instructional technology.

The Development Section publishes research on planning, implementation, evaluation and management of a variety of instructional technologies and learning environments. Empirically-based formative evaluations and theoretically-based instructional design research papers are welcome, as are papers that report outcomes of innovative approaches in applying technology to instructional development. Papers for the Development section may involve a variety of research methods and should focus on one or more aspect of the instructional development process; when relevant and possible, papers should discuss the implications of instructional design decisions and provide evidence linking outcomes to those decisions.

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TechTrends - Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

TechTrends is a leading publication for professionals in the educational communication and technology field. As such its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field.

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Computers & Education: An International Journal

Computing and communication technology continue to make an ever-increasing impact on all aspects of cognition, education and training, from primary to tertiary and in the growing open and distance learning environment. The journal is an established technically-based, interdisciplinary forum for communication in the use of all forms of computing in this socially and technologically significant area of application and will continue to publish definitive contributions to serve as a reference standard against which the current state-of-the-art can be assessed.

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British Journal of Educational Technology

The British Journal of Educational Technology provides readers with the widest possible coverage of developments in international educational and training technology. BJET is a primary source for academics and professionals in learning technology.

Articles cover the whole range of education and training, concentrating on the theory, applications and development of learning technology and communications. There is a particular interest in the application of new information and communications technologies. 

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Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

The Journal of Computer Assisted Learning is an international peer-reviewed journal which covers the whole range of uses of information and communication technology to support learning and knowledge exchange. It aims to provide a medium for communication among researchers as well as a channel linking researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. JCAL is also a rich source of material for research students in areas such as collaborative learning, knowledge engineering, open, distance and networked learning, developmental psychology, and evaluation. Research themes are treated in a way which will maximize their influence on theory and practice in the learning sciences, in education, vocational training, and professional development.

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Journal of Educational Technology and Society

Educational Technology & Society seeks academic articles on the issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems. The articles should discuss the perspectives of both communities and their relation to each other:

Educators aim to use technology to enhance individual learning as well as to achieve widespread education and expect the technology to blend with their individual approach to instruction. However, most educators are not fully aware of the benefits that may be obtained by proactively harnessing the available technologies and how they might be able to influence further developments through systematic feedback and suggestions.

Educational system developers and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers are sometimes unaware of the needs and requirements of typical teachers, with a possible exception of those in the computer science domain. In transferring the notion of a 'user' from the human-computer interaction studies and assigning it to the 'student', the educator's role as the 'implementer/ manager/ user' of the technology has been forgotten.

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Educational Technology Research and Development

The Research Section assigns highest priority in reviewing manuscripts to rigorous original quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies on topics relating to applications of technology or instructional design in educational settings. Such contexts include K-12, higher education, and adult learning (e.g., in corporate training settings). Analytical papers that evaluate important research issues related to educational technology research and reviews of the literature on similar topics are also published. This section features well documented articles on the practical aspects of research as well as applied theory in educational practice and provides a comprehensive source of current research information in instructional technology.

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Professional Conferences

To view upcoming professional events, view the conference calendar.

FDLA: Florida Distance Learning Association


When: Sept 11-13, 2013

Where: Orlando, FL

Registration Fee: $150-$300

Theme: In the Cloud and Beyond: Building Community and Expanding Distance Education.

From the host: “The format of this event allows attendees to learn about relevant topics from many different points of view. Sessions will be targeted to the K-12 audience, higher education, and virtually all distance learning stakeholders. The moderate size makes it possible for attendees to actively participate. This conference is an opportunity to share ideas, learn about distance learning programs and products, and gain a better understanding of the field. It provides participants with a wonderful opportunity to establish new relationships and contacts with others involved in distance learning. Sessions tracks include Online Faculty Showcase and Best Practices, Instructional Design and Development, Distance Learning Administrators and K-12 Virtual Schools.” (ref:

FAEDS: Florida Association of Educational Data Systems


When: Sept 22-25, 2013

Where: Orlando, FL

Registration Fee: $125-$300

Theme: Leading the Change: Personalizing the Learning Environment

From the host: “A State association founded in 1964, FAEDS is the oldest Florida professional association dedicated to the advancement of educational technology.”


Wireless EdTech Conference 2013


When: October 7-9, 2013

Where: Chicago, IL

Registration Fee: TBD

Theme: The future of education is wireless

From the host: “Join an elite lineup of speakers from across the nation representing districts, campuses, industry and policy that will be sharing their expertise on wireless learning in a mobile society. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to learn from presentations, engage in discussions, and add your own voice to the collective education experience of everyone involved. Collaborate across a diverse group of stakeholders, including leaders in business, nonprofits, startups, K-12, higher education, mobile developers and government agencies. Those interested in having an active role in the conversation can do so by contributing insights during the breakout sessions, participating in our polls and taking advantage of the networking times to meet new colleagues and share ideas – because learning from colleagues offers the best chance of success. Instructional technology topics at the Wireless EdTech Conference include presentations on how states, colleges and universities, and districts leverage mobile and wireless to transform teaching and learning.” (Ref:


AECT: Association for Educational Communications and Technology


When: October 29-November 2, 2013

Where: Anaheim, CA

Registration Fee: $400-$625

Theme: Innovate! Integrate! Communicate!

From the host: “Over the last year there has been a renewed interest among the general public in using technology for training and education. Fueled by high profile projects such as the Stanford AI class, MITx, and the Khan Academy, many organizations have been rushing to implement technology enhanced learning and instructional systems. Not surprisingly, just as has happened several times before when the pendulum of popular opinion has swung toward greater use of technology for learning, more than a few of these organizations are rushing to embrace ill-conceived and poorly researched strategies and techniques that have consistently failed in the past. We know better! The membership of AECT is in a unique position to shape the future of learning and instruction. We are a nexus for research and communication about educational technology.” (ref:


WLSA: Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance 


When: November 1-3, 2013

Where: Baltimore, MD

Registration Fee: Students: $235; Government: $525; General Admission: $825

Theme: Wireless Health 2013

From the host: “Wireless Health 2013 will again offer an outstanding set of peer‐reviewed papers and abstracts, interactive workshops, demonstrations, and world‐renowned invited speakers November 1-3 at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. This will mark the first time the WLSA and its prestigious Steering Committee will locate the conference on the East Coast. The Wireless Health Conference attracts top thinkers and developers in academia, business and in the policy arena. We will share knowledge across disciplines, and will include an outstanding set of peer-reviewed papers, interactive workshops, industrial and academic application demonstrations, and world renowned invited speakers.”

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FETC: Florida Educational Technology Conference


When: Jan 28-31, 2014

Where: Orlando, FL

Registration Fee: $140-175 day pass/ $240-$290 all days; plus $100-225 per workshop

Theme: not specified

From the host: “FETC is the content-rich conference that brings education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum—from kindergarten to college—through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies. FETC offers a wealth of information for all education professions—teachers, principals and deans, district administrators, curriculum media specialists, designers, technology directors and others.” (ref:


ITC: Instructional Technology Council


When: February 15-18, 2014

Where: Orlando, FL

Registration Fee: $425-$525

Theme: eLearning 2014

From the host: “eLearning 2014 is the friendliest and most comprehensive annual distance learning conference you will find for eLearning practitioners. It is the one place where you will learn who is doing what, what technologies they are using, what works, and what doesn't.

Exchange your great ideas with colleagues from across the country and around the world. Learn about new and successful educational strategies, technologies that work, and special techniques for teaching at a distance. eLearning 2014 will feature pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, and vendors exhibiting the latest eLearning technologies and services, and nearly 70 one-hour concurrent sessions.” (ref:


CoSN: Consortium for School Networking


When: March 19-22, 2014

Where: Washington, DC

Registration Fee: $979 for non-member educators includes three days of professional development (includes conference, choice of pre-conference event(s), such as CoSN/UNESCO International Symposium or two workshops or the 2014 Capitol Hill Advocacy Summit, as well as one ticket to the Thursday evening dinner and event.

Theme: Continuously connected. Constantly learning.

From the host: “The CoSN 2014 Annual Conference is designed for education leaders to better understand their changing roles in creating the new face of learning.” (ref:


The Digital Education Show Asia 2014


When: May 27-28, 2014

Where: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Registration Fee: $325-$1750

Theme: Asia’s most important digital education event.

From the host: “Digital Education Show Asia is an education technology trade expo and conference seeking to gather Asia's leading educators, learning designers and solution providers at one single platform in 2 days.

If your end in mind is to meet and educate senior level educators on the tremendous benefits of your solutions, then Digital Education Show Asia is the event for you to improve brand equity and establish a foothold in Asia.” (ref:


ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education 


When: June 28-July 1, 2014

Where: Atlanta, GA

Registration Fee: $150 (guest)-$448 (non-member full price)

Theme: Connected learning. Connected world

From the host: “For more than three decades, ISTE’s Annual Conference and Expo has been the premier forum in which to learn, exchange ideas and survey the field of education technology. The event attracts upwards of 18,000 attendees and industry representatives—including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policy makers. Attendees enjoy world-class keynotes, hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats, and a massive expo hall.” (ref:

Nick F,
Nov 16, 2013, 11:56 AM