Associations & Organizations for Instructional Technology
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:
- Define those disciplines and professional activities that make up educational communications and technology
- Accommodate, serve, & represent professionals in educational communications and technology
- Develop elements & attributes that enhance the professional stature of educational communications and technology
- 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
ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education
ISPI's mission is to improve the performance of individuals and organizations through the application of Human Performance Technology. Founded 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.
ListServs for Instructional Technology (TOP)
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.
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:
subscribe [name of list] [your first name] [your last name]subscribe EDTECH John DoeThe listserver program will then add you to the list.
Discussion on distance education. email@example.com.
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.
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