From November 8, 2011 through November 12, 2012, Faculty members from the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education and representatives from the Title V-B Team attended the international convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, AECT, in Jacksonville, Florida.
The convention theme was "Celebrate 3.0: Design, Learn, Community." The thrust of the convention was to share scholarly findings in the field of educational communication and the application of potentially transformational technologies to facilitate the best practices in instruction, and encourage collegiality and the sharing or recent findings in the field of instructional technology and distance education. Faculty members included Dr. David Lewis, Dr. Anymir Orellana, Dr. Charles Schlosser, and Dr. Michael Simonson. Dr. Gary Scott Brown and Ms. Lili Steiner representing Title V-B also attended. Attendees were treated to a variety of presentations, discussions, papers, and workshops. Dr. Lewis presented "Performance Efficiency: A Metric and Research Methodology for Task Analysis." Dr. Schlosser and Dr. Simonson presented a description of the "Quarterly Review of Distance Education-AECT's Distance Learning Research Journal." The Instuctional Technolology and Distance Education (ITDE) Department from the Fischler School of Education hosted a reception for Faculty, alumni, and students in ITDE. Next year's international convention will be hosted in Louisville, Kentucky.