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Young Researcher Award  

The Young Researcher Award is presented to the best paper reporting on a quantitative or qualitative study addressing a question related to educational technology. The winner paper will receive special consideration for publication in Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), the refereed scholarly research journal published by the AECT, Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

A cash award of $500 with a plaque of achievement will be presented at the Research and Theory/Design and Development Awards during the 2019 annual convention to be held October 21 - October 25, 2019 at Westgate Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.


An individual who does not hold a doctorate degree, or who received a doctorate not more than five (5) years prior to November 1, 2018. Co-authorship is acceptable provided that the Young Researcher applicant is the primary author.

The paper must be an original unpublished investigation dealing with research in educational technology. The paper must be a report of a specific research study. It must be 25-35 pages long, excluding references, and must conform to the Style Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed.

The selection of the winning paper will be the responsibility of the Young Researcher selection committee which was appointed by the board of the Research and Theory Division of AECT. Only research papers judged significant of the award will win. An award will not be made if none of the entries are deemed worthy.


Please send your manuscript in Microsoft Word or PDF format via email to Dr. Krista Glazewski at by May 15th, 2019.


Deadline for manuscripts is May 15th, 2019.


For additional information please contact Dr. Krista Glazewski at


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