Research & Theory Division Professional Development Program
2021 AECT Early Career Symposium
What is it?
AECT’s Research and Theory Division will be hosting the 2021 Early Career Symposium, generously sponsored by AECT. The symposium will be held at the annual AECT International Convention on Tuesday, Nov 2 (12:30 PM-6 PM, EST time) and Wednesday, Nov 3 (9:30 AM-12:30 PM), 2021 virtually. The symposium will engage participants in career building mentoring and networking.
Selected attendees will be assigned with one mentor and network with other attendees. Participants can attend all sessions of the symposium for free. The symposium will waive/reimburse each participants’ convention registration fee.
The intended outcomes of the Early Career Symposium include:
mentoring of early career faculty and advanced doctoral students into the social/professional network as partners in idea-making,
supporting early career faculty and advanced doctoral students in developing viable technology-oriented research agendas,
providing specific feedback and guidance to early-career faculty and doctoral students about their research agendas (e.g. how to build a research agenda, pursue funding, and maintain successful collaborations),
expanding and strengthening the cyberlearning community by creating a community of researchers committed to designing the next generation of learning technologies and increasing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments.