I would like to encourage you to read through the slate of awards that the Research and Theory Division of AECT will be hosting this year. Overall, the awards receive few submissions. So, if you feel that you fit one of the categories, I would highly recommend you submit for one of the awards. This is great recognition for you and your university’s program. The deadline for most of the awards is June 1st, 2012. However, check the individual awards and contact Zeni Colorado with the email at the bottom for more info.
Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award
This award is presented to honor the most outstanding doctoral research proposal in educational technology, as selected by a jury of researchers from the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). For more information, go to http://bit.ly/yv42II.
Outstanding Service Award
This award recognizes outstanding service and commitment to the Research and Theory Division. Awardees are nominated by the Research and Theory Board and recognized at the Awards Luncheon at the annual convention.
Outstanding Research and Theory Division-Sponsored Accepted Proposal
This award is given annually to honor a Research and Theory Division-sponsored convention proposal that demonstrates quality research and contributes to the educational communications and technology field. All accepted Research and Theory sponsored concurrent proposal presentations will be considered. The recipient will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon at the annual convention. Awardees are nominated by the Research and Theory Division Convention Planner and confirmed by the board.
Research and Theory Division Outstanding Journal Article Award
An outstanding published article that demonstrates rigor in research on an important aspect of the educational communications and technology field. Articles nominated must have been published in the last three years in a regularly published journal relevant to our field, and should be relevant to the broad field of instructional design. Additionally, articles nominated should bring insights to either empirical research or theory development in instructional design. Anyone may submit a nomination; however, To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member AECT in good standing at the time of nomination. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/ybnJAI.
Research and Theory Division Outstanding Book Award
The Research and Theory Division established this award for the best book-length publication in educational communications and technology. To be considered for the Award, a book must be concerned with the field of educational communication and technology through research or scholarly inquiry, must have a research base, and must have a copyright date of the past two years in the year in which the award is to be given. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member AECT in good standing at the time of nomination. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/zlulZ8.
All calls for applications or nominations will be posted at the following sites:
- Research and Theory Division Blog http://aect-rtd.blogspot.com/
- Research and Theory Division Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/122159224476409/
All inquiries and applications for these awards should be submitted by email to Zeni Colorado at email@example.com.