AECT Standards




AECT Standard 1 (Content Knowledge): Candidates demonstrate the knowledge necessary to create, use, assess, and manage theoretical and practical applications of educational technologies and processes.
1.1 Creating – Candidates demonstrate the ability to create instructional materials and learning environments using a variety of systems approaches. (p. 81) EDTECH 513 – Presentation (using Haiku Deck)
1.2 Using – Candidates demonstrate the ability to select and use technological resources and processes to support student learning and to enhance their pedagogy. (p. 141) EDTECH 513 – Introduction Video (using Animoto)
1.3 Assessing/Evaluating – Candidates demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate the effective integration of appropriate technologies and instructional materials. EDTECH 501 – School Summary Evaluation
1.4 Managing – Candidates demonstrate the ability to effectively manage people, processes, physical infrastructures, and financial resources to achieve predetermined goals. (p. 178) EDTECH 501 – Tech Trends: File Accessibility in LMS Sites
1.5 Ethics – Candidates demonstrate the contemporary professional ethics of the field as defined and developed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. (p. 284) EDTECH 501 – Code of Professional Ethics in Educational Technology
AECT Standard 2 (Content Pedagogy): Candidates develop as reflective practitioners able to demonstrate effective implementation of educational technologies and processes based on contemporary content and pedagogy.
2.1 Creating – Candidates apply content pedagogy to create appropriate applications of processes and technologies to improve learning and performance outcomes. (p. 1) EDTECH 506 – Design Challenge #4 – Butterfly Life Cycle Using Shapes
2.2 Using – Candidates implement appropriate educational technologies and processes based on appropriate content pedagogy. (p. 141) EDTECH 506 – Pecha Kucha
2.3 Assessing/Evaluating – Candidates demonstrate an inquiry process that assesses the adequacy of learning and evaluates the instruction and implementation of educational technologies and processes (p. 116-117) grounded in reflective practice. EDTECH 504 – Research Paper
2.4 Managing – Candidates manage appropriate technological processes and resources to provide supportive learning communities, create flexible and diverse learning environments, and develop and demonstrate appropriate content pedagogy. (p. 175-193) EDTECH 512 – Online Course


2.5 Ethics – Candidates design and select media, technology, and processes that emphasize the diversity of our society as a multicultural community. (p. 296) EDTECH 513 – Digital Story (using Adobe Spark)
AECT Standard 3 (Learning Environments): Candidates facilitate learning (p. 41) by creating, using, evaluating, and managing effective learning environments. (p. 1)
3.1 Creating – Candidates create instructional design products based on learning principles and research-based best practices. (pp. 8, 243-245, 246) EDTECH 506 – CARP Examples
3.2 Using – Candidates make professionally sound decisions in selecting appropriate processes and resources to provide optimal conditions for learning (pp. 122, 169) based on principles, theories, and effective practices. (pp. 8-9, 168-169, 246) EDTECH 513 – Worked Example (using Camtasia)
3.3 Assessing/Evaluating – Candidates use multiple assessment strategies (p. 53) to collect data for informing decisions to improve instructional practice, learner outcomes, and the learning environment. (pp. 5-6) EDTECH 505 – Evaluation Report
3.4 Managing – Candidates establish mechanisms (p. 190) for maintaining the technology infrastructure (p. 234) to improve learning and performance. (p. 238) EDTECH 505 – Evaluation Report
3.5 Ethics – Candidates foster a learning environment in which ethics guide practice that promotes health, safety, best practice (p. 246), and respect for copyright, Fair Use, and appropriate open access to resources. (p. 3) EDTECH 502 – Copyright Scavenger Hunt
3.6 Diversity of Learners – Candidates foster a learning community that empowers learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities. (p. 10) EDTECH 503 – Inclusively Designed PDFs
AECT Standard 4 (Professional Knowledge and Skills): Candidates design, develop, implement, and evaluate technology-rich learning environments within a supportive community of practice.
4.1 Collaborative Practice – Candidates collaborate with their peers and subject matter experts to analyze learners, develop and design instruction, and evaluate its impact on learners. EDTECH 506 – Job Aide
4.2 Leadership – Candidates lead their peers in designing and implementing technology-supported learning. EDTECH 513 – Static Multimedia Instruction (using Clarify-It)
4.3 Reflection on Practice – Candidates analyze and interpret data and artifacts and reflect on the effectiveness of the design, development and implementation of technology-supported instruction and learning to enhance their professional growth. EDTECH 506 – Infographic
4.4 Assessing/Evaluating – Candidates design and implement assessment and evaluation plans that align with learning goals and instructional activities. EDTECH 535 – Research Study
4.5 Ethics – Candidates demonstrate ethical behavior within the applicable cultural context during all aspects of their work and with respect for the diversity of learners in each setting. EDTECH 506 – Instructional Comic
AECT Standard 5 (Research): Candidates explore, evaluate, synthesize, and apply methods of inquiry to enhance learning (p. 4) and improve performance (pp. 6-7).
5.1 Theoretical Foundations – Candidates demonstrate foundational knowledge of the contribution of research to the past and current theory of educational communications and technology. (p. 242) EDTECH 535 – Digital Learning and New Generation
5.2 Method – Candidates apply research methodologies to solve problems and enhance practice. (p. 243) EDTECH 535 – Research Study
5.3 Assessing/Evaluating – Candidates apply formal inquiry strategies in assessing and evaluating processes and resources for learning and performance. (p. 203) EDTECH 504 – Research Paper
5.4 Ethics – Candidates conduct research and practice using accepted professional (p. 296) and institutional (p. 297) guidelines and procedures. EDTECH 551 – Grant Proposal

NOTE: Parenthetical page references are to Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary (2008, A. Januszewski & M. Molenda, Eds., Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.)