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Phase 1 Deadline Update: The Competition Coordinating Committee has decided to postpone the Phase 1 deadline so anyone impacted by COVID19 pandemic can still participate. The new deadline for Phase 1 is April 19th. Currently, there are no plans for changing other deadlines.  

The Design and Development Division of AECT is pleased to announce the 2020 AECT Design and Development Competition for promising instructional design research by graduate students working with mentors in the Design and Development Division. AECT is specifically interested in promoting collaboration and mentoring within the professional community.

The goals for this competition are to:

  • improve the professional practice of design and development in adult learning and performance-improvement settings;
  • promote collaboration among students, faculty, and practitioners;
  • mentor promising students by leaders outside their home institutions; and,
  • recognize innovative design-and-development approaches to adult learning and performance-improvement problems.

2020 Competition 

The Design and Development Competition Q&A Webinar was hosted in GoToMeeting on February 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST. If you were unable to attend, please click HERE to find a recording of that webinar. 

Phase 1 Questions Document

The deadline for Phase 1 Questions has passed. However, all teams can take advantage of the questions and answers from other teams. Please review this document HERE


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