Professional Organizations Related to ID&T

American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education  is a national voluntary association of higher education institutions and other organizations and is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality preparation and continuing professional development for teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning.

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA sponsors a very large annual conference each year for educational researchers and practitioners.

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
Founded in 1944, American Society for Training and Development is the world's premier professional association in the field of workplace learning and performance. ASTD sponsors an annual conference that focuses primarily on training, performance support and the business and industry applications of instructional and educational technology.

Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)
The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 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. AECT sponsors an annual conference for professional in K-12, higher education, business and industry.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Founded in 1981, the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education is an international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology. AACE sponsors the annual WebNet conference that focuses on the educational applications of the Internet and the annual ED-MEDIA world conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications.

Center for Educational Leadership & Technology (CELT)
The Center for Educational Leadership & Technology helps K-12 leaders develop and implement IT strategies and systems that truly align technology with the core mission of today's schools - achievement, accountability, and staff development.

EDUCAUSE: Transforming Education Through Technology
The mission of EDUCAUSE is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management.

ICEM: International Council for Educational Media
The International Council for Educational Media is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been active in the field of educational technology since 1950. Its seat and treasury are maintained in one or more of the member countries. It maintains operational relations with UNESCO and is an NGO affiliate.

Instructional Telecommunications Council (ITC)
The Instructional Telecommunications Council  provides leadership, information, and resources to expand and enhance distance learning through the effective use of technology. An affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges established in 1977, ITC represents nearly 600 institutions in the United States and Canada, and is a leader in advancing distance education.

International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI)
ibstpi® is primarily involved in research and development activities that lead to the development of standards in the areas of training, performance and instruction. ibstpi® develops, publishes and disseminates the standards, competencies and performance statements for several areas for instructors, training managers, instructional designers, etc. ibstpi® spearheads development of standards in emerging areas of human learning & performance. ibstpi® interfaces with industries and academia to usher in standards for practices in training, performance and instruction.

International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)
The International Society for Performance Improvement  is the leading association dedicated to increasing productivity in the workplace through the application of performance and instructional technologies.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The International Society for Technology in Education  promotes appropriate uses of technology to support and improve teaching and learning. Representing more than 40,000 educators, ISTE provides curriculum for learning about technology and integrating it into the classroom, research results and project reports, and leadership for policy affecting educational technology.

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)
The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning is a non-profit organization established in 1975 dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to share their knowledge and concerns regarding educational uses of computers and technology.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 190,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available.

Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA)
The Texas Distance Learning Association is a private, non-profit affiliate of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). TxDLA membership is open to all individuals, statewide, nationwide, and around the world, who are interested in promoting the implementation of effective distance learning.

United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association is a nonprofit organization formed in 1987. The association's purpose is to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training. The constituents we serve include Pre-K through grade 12 education, higher education, home school education, continuing education, corporate training, military and government training, and telemedicine.

Publications Related to ID&T

American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE)
American Journal of Distance Education is the internationally recognized journal of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education.

Educational Technology Magazine: The magazine for Managers of Change in Education
Educational Technology Magazine is the world's leading periodical publication covering the entire field of educational technology.

Educational Technology, Research and Development
Educational Technology Research and Development focuses on the design and development of learning systems and educational technology applications, including practical aspects of research as well as applied theory in educational practice.

Educational Technology and Society
Educational Technology and Society is a journal of the International Forum of Educational Technology & Society.  This journal focuses on issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems.

Electronic Journals in the Field of Education
(AERA SIG Communications Among Researchers): Links to electronic journals that are scholarly, peer-reviewed, full text and accessible without cost.

eLearn Magazine
eLearn Magazine is published by ACM, a not-for-profit educational association serving those who work, teach, and learn in the various computing-related fields.

International Journal on E-Learning
Led by an Editorial Review Board of leaders in the field of e-Learning, the International Journal on E-Learning is designed for the following audiences: researchers, developers, and practitioners in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education. IJEL is a peer-reviewed journal.

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning is a refereed e-journal to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education.

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH)
The Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary forum to present and discuss research, development and applications of multimedia and hypermedia in education.

Review of Educational Research
Review of Educational Research publishes critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education.

Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning is a juried publication of research, thought and experience in the field of education and human services.

Tech Trends is the official publication of AECT. This magazine is designed for practitioners in the educational communication and technology field.

Training magazine is a 50-year-old professional development magazine that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool.

Training and Development (T&D)
Training and Development is the official publication of the American Society for Training and Development.