The 2014 International Convention of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology
was held in Jacksonville, Florida, this November. LT and STEM students Jolie Kennedy, Sonny Andzenge, Josh Ellis, Engin Karahan, and Tasneem Awar, along with LT instructor Angel Pazurek presented their scholarship among other leaders in the field of educational technology. Supporting this year’s conference theme of “Learning, Design, and Technology,” their session topics included designing online learning environments, the impacts and implications of TPACK, and using online spaces for new teachers’ development of reflective practice. AECT is a premier international organization that provides leadership in the ed tech field by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning. Highlights of this year’s conference included many social events for networking and community building along with dynamic keynote speaker Johannes Cronje from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa, who discussed connected learning and rhizonomic organization of content.