AECT 2016


LT students present at annual AECT convention

I and Jennifer Englund, LT PhD students, presented at the October 2016 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual event draws over 1,000 educators, graduate students, and industry professionals whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.

I presented a research paper co-authored with Dr. Scharber, titled “Examining an Instructor’s Online Interaction and Participation in a Ning Online Discussion Forum”, in 2016 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas, NV. The interactive slides of this paper can be found at:

Jennifer, I, and two other AECT PhD students presented as panelists in a moderated panel session entitled “Debating an increase in ALT-AC positions in the university and their impact on AECT student lives.” The session sought to offer facts, myths, and personal experiences about alternative academic positions and engage participants in discussion about how graduate students are navigating the changing hiring and career landscape in higher education.


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