ERIC Number: EJ1071565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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AECT and the Next Generation: Mentoring Graduate Students through Professional Organizations
Curry, John H.; Czarapata, Paul; Friskney, Doyle; Hale, Paige; Hill, Kate; Miller, Christopher T.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v59 n5 p25-30 Sep 2015
This article details the experience of one Educational Technology program's efforts to use the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) as an integral part of the mentoring experience for its graduate students. Outlined is how the program has held the resident doctoral seminar at annual AECT conferences and at the Summer Leadership meetings. In addition, anecdotes written by four different students detail their experiences being mentored within the AECT organization and how it has impacted them as new professionals within the field of Educational Technology.
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Educational Technology, Professional Associations, Doctoral Programs, Seminars, Conferences (Gatherings), Meetings, Summer Programs, Professional Development, Student Experience, Learning Experience, Leadership Training
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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