Homecoming (Homestaying): A Return to Learning through Innovation
Opening Panel: Digital Transformation’s Impact on Learning
Digital Transformation is the phenomenon where technology use completely changes the way that operational processes are performed in organizations. This year’s International Convention brings a panel of internationally respected learning leaders to share their experiences with Digital Transformation in universities, in the defense industry, and in the development of ed tech software and solutions. What impact will Digital Transformation for Learning have on Instructional Design? What impact will Instructional Design have on Digital Transformation for Learning?  Moderated by AECT Interim Executive Director Ellen Wagner, this panel is not to be missed.
Jim Goodell
Co-Author of Science of Remote Learning and Author/Editor of The Learning Engineering Toolkit (2022)
Karen Vignare
Vice President of Digital Transformation for Student Success and Executive Director of the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
J.J. Walcutt
President/CEO of Clay Strategic Designs; scientist, innovator, and learning engineer that specializes in strategic development and reform across education, military, and government
Ellen Wagner
Interim Executive Director at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Meet the researchers who "wrote the book" on instructional design. Put the big ideas into your practice.
Network. Explore. Re-energize.
peer-reviewed sessions
professional development workshops
Chicago, IL
and Virtual
November 2-6, 2021
Conference Committee
Alison Carr-Chellman
Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton
Dr. Alison Carr-Chellman is the incoming AECT president. She has served as a leader in higher education over the past several decades, previously at the University of Idaho and Penn State University. She studies systems theories, diffusion of innovations, gaming to learn, instructional design, educational technology, and virtual learning. She is an international speaker and has a TED talk with more than 1.3M views on gaming for learning and culture change.
Tonia Dousay
Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, University of Idaho
Dr. Tonia Dousay is a K-20 educator and researcher, encompassing K-12, higher education, and continuing education. As a Google Certified Innovator with 20 years of distance learning design and education project management experience, she designs and studies a variety of learning environments and activities with emergent and established technologies, focusing on instructional and multimedia design, creativity and collaboration, learner engagement, and distance learning.
"For the past 20 years, I've never missed an AECT convention. The friends and the people around here, many my mentors, have always been there for me. They have always been here to support me as I've made my journey from graduate student to tenured professor."

Charles Wang
Professor of Educational Technology
Florida Gulf Coast University
Join us for the AECT21 Convention!
In-person and virtual options available.
"From the moment I walked into my first AECT conference, I was welcomed by people who wrote my textbooks and were very influential in our field. It felt like home immediately. And now I've joined divisions and have leadership roles in those divisions. AECT is very special to a lot of people."

Lauren Bagdy
Doctoral Candidate
Florida State University

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