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AERA 2020 Fall Program Chair Letter

There is no doubt that this is a year none of us will ever forget. Though our 2020 conference was cancelled (and some of us created digital posters to remember our hard work), now is the time to connect, collaborate, and grow as a SIG, as we prepare for our digital conference in spring 2021. Despite the challenges that lie ahead, I am honored to serve as your program chair, to help us reimagine the conference experience. The uniqueness of our SIG is that our membership spans many disciplines and this brings a wide-reaching level of creativity to the educational technology and instructional design communities. I am looking forward to highlighting some of the issues near and dear to us throughout this next year.

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Chester Tadeja again for his efforts to prepare for our 2020 conference. He worked tirelessly to plan a collaborative business meeting with TACTL, tailored around your interests. If there are issues you think we should bring up or highlight over this next year, I welcome your ideas. Your input and voice is always welcome!

Strong leadership is more important now than ever before. Please consider nominating yourself or another colleague to lead the SIG next year. Our communications chair, Shonn, will be sending you the Google form to nominate yourself or other faculty. If you haven’t already, please join our Facebook group and engage with us on Twitter @aeraSIGIT. I encourage you to visit, share your thoughts and ideas and connect with others of like mind, share publications, calls for manuscripts, employment opportunities, etc.

I hope you had a great summer and that your fall is off to a strong start. Reach out with questions anytime. We are in this together!

Lauren Eutsler, Ph.D.
SIG-IT #52 Program Chair
University of North Texas
Assistant Professor
Teacher Education and Administration
lauren.eutsler@unt.edu

 
 
SIG Purpose
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The purpose of SIG-IT is to encourage, promote, and support research on the design and development of instruction and the media technologies that aid in its implementation.

 
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