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Division/Affiliate/Committee Details - Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Culture, Learning and Technology
Description:
The purpose of CLT is to represent those members of AECT who are interested in issues at the intersection of culture, learning and technology. The function of CLT is to create a professional community for its members. CLT members have the opportunity to share professional experiences and learn from the experts in the field.
Details:
Name and Affiliation
The name of this organization shall be the Division of Culture, Learning and Technology (hereafter CLT) of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (hereafter AECT).

As a division of AECT, CLT is fully subject to the policies of the association. The division may be known hereafter as “CLT” or “CLT/AECT.”

Definitions
Culture

"Culture is a fuzzy set of basic assumptions and values, orientations to life, beliefs, policies, procedures and behavioural conventions that are shared by a group of people, and that influence (but do not determine) each member’s behaviour and his/her interpretations of the ‘meaning’ of other people’s behaviour" (Spencer-Oatey, 2008, p. 3)
“Culture should be regarded as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group, and that it encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs” (UNESCO, 2001).
UNESCO (2001). UNESCO Universal Declaration on cultural diversity. Paris: UNESCO.

Learning
Learning is a change in attitudes and skills as a result of experience, study or being taught. It may be formal or informal, intentional or incidental.

Technology
Technology is defined to include both process and product technology (Reiser, 2001a; 2001b). Product technologies include the tools and artifacts, or media, which most people readily recognize as technologies, while process technologies include the strategies, models, and methods that guide the design and development of instruction and use of product technologies.

Mission
The purpose of CLT is to represent those members of AECT who are interested in issues at the intersection of culture, learning, and technology.
The function of CLT is to create a professional community for its members. CLT members have the opportunity to share professional experiences and learn from the experts in the field. CLT will use online discussion, conferences meetings, and workshops.

Vision
The CLT Division focuses on intersections and syntheses of culture, learning, and technology with particular emphases on championing inclusiveness and equity for the entire spectrum of human identification from individual, organizational, and behavioral contexts. These contexts include self-identification as well as societal identification that may influence one’s experience with technology and learning.
Primary Contact:
Hengtao Tang
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