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TechTrends

Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning A publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Charles B. Hodges

ISSN: 8756-3894 (print version)
ISSN: 1559-7075 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11528

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“Celebrating the Practice of Distance Learning,” a special issue of TechTrends, will be sponsored by AECT’s Division of Distance Learning. The issue will feature articles on practical applications and best practices of distance education.

Special Issue Co-Editors 

Anthony A. Piña
Sullivan University System
apina@sullivan.edu
Linda L. Campion
East Carolina University
campionl16@ecu.edu
Submissions should emphasize the practice of distance education. Articles are sought which will provide readers with practical and applicable ideas, strategies and techniques on topics related to distance learning. Articles should be written to align with the TechTrends mission of “linking research and practice to improve learning.” Topics may include—but are not limited to—the following:
• Strategies and techniques for engaged online teaching
• Student-instructor and/or student-student interaction
• Curriculum and program development
• Instructional design and course development
• Online collaborative/group learning
• Online student services
• Development and support of online faculty and online students
• Leadership and management
• Other topics appropriate to distance education
Expected publication date: September 2017

Submission Information 

Please submit a brief overview (approx. 500 words) of proposed article to Anthony Piña (apina@sullivan.edu) and Linda Campion (mellishl@ecu.edu) for initial review. If accepted for review, you will be directed to a TechTrends portal for this special issue where you will submit your manuscript and receive style guidelines.
Manuscript submissions will normally be 3000-5000 words in length (10-15 pages) with an abstract not exceeding 150 words. Manuscripts will follow the style guidelines for TechTrends and will utilize APA formatting throughout.
All manuscripts undergo blind peer review. We will also ask authors of accepted articles to serve as reviewers for other submissions. When you submit your overview, please indicate whether you are willing to serve in this capacity.

Important Dates 

• November 11, 2016 - Overview of proposed article due
• December 30, 2016 – Submission of manuscripts due
• February 14, 2017 - Decisions made; feedback sent
• March 29, 2017 - Revisions due
• April 19, 2017 - Feedback on revised manuscripts
• May 12, 2017 - Final revisions due

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    TechTrendsis a leading publication for professionals in the educational communication and technology field. As such its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field, to provide a means by which practictioners can be kept current on the latest developments in the design, manufacture, and use of communications materials and devices; and to provide a vehicle for communication among the members of AECT to share information.

    TechTrends considers manuscripts of the following types:

    • Reports of innovative and/or exemplary practice.
    • General articles discussing matters of concern to practitioners.
    • Critical reviews of important literature, materials, and devices related to the field.
    • Summaries of research translated into practical application.
    • Reports of developmental programs and trends of national and international significance.
    • News of the latest products, both materials and devices, for use in the field.
    • Articles of use to managers and various specializations within the general educational communications and technology field.

    TechTrends is a peer-reviewed publication, and submitted manuscripts are reviewed without bias by a panel of consulting editors and other professionals with expertise in the topics

    TechTrendsis a leading publication for professionals in the educational communication and technology field. As such its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field, to provide a means by which practictioners can be kept current on the latest developments in the design, manufacture, and use of communications materials and devices; and to provide a vehicle for communication among the members of AECT to share information.

    TechTrends considers manuscripts of the following types:

    • Reports of innovative and/or exemplary practice.
    • General articles discussing matters of concern to practitioners.
    • Critical reviews of important literature, materials, and devices related to the field.
    • Summaries of research translated into practical application.
    • Reports of developmental programs and trends of national and international significance.
    • News of the latest products, both materials and devices, for use in the field.
    • Articles of use to managers and various specializations within the general educational communications and technology field.

    TechTrends is a peer-reviewed publication, and submitted manuscripts are reviewed without bias by a panel of consulting editors and other professionals with expertise in the topics

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