Discussion – Module 1


The New Definition of Educational Technology by the AECT

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a leading professional organization in educational technology and, as such, its leadership has strived to stay current with its definition of educational technology as the field continues to evolve. The AECT definition can be found in Chapter 1 of your course text. What do you believe is the relevance of this new definition for your role as a leader in educational technology? As you think about the ways Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 tools are changing the way you work with learners in the workplace, what terms and concepts might be incorporated into the next definition of the field that seem to be missing from the 2008 definition? Please provide citations from your readings and from any additional resources you discover.

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