We are pleased announce the AECT Design and Development Competition for promising instructional design research by graduate students working with mentors in the Design and Development Division. This competotoon is specifically interested in promoting collaboration and mentoring within the professional community.
Judges are called upon three times during the competition:
1.) to judge approximately 8-15 initial 1,500-word proposals, 2.) to judge up to six final 5,000-word papers, and 3.) to judge up to three presentations (20 minutes each) at the AECT national convention.
Mentor volunteers may come from either academic or corporate backgrounds but should have extensive, practical experience in design and development and be able to lead student teams to relevant instructional design theory and useful research in the field. Assigned mentor volunteers will come from a different institution than the students, working with them at a distance using available technologies.