Culture, Learning and Technology's Description

The Culture, Learning, and Technology division is composed of AECT members who are concerned with issues relevant to the intersection of culture, learning, and technology. In addition, CLT provides its members with a professional community, opportunities to share professional experiences, and learn from experts in the field. We define Culture, Learning, and Technology in the following ways:

  1. Culture as it relates to and is defined in multiple disciplines and professions with particular emphasis on championing inclusiveness and equity for the entire spectrum of human identification from individual, organizational, and behavioral contexts. These contexts include self-identification as well as societal identification that may influence one's experience with technology and learning.
  2. Learning that is situated in varied environments and involves relevant learning theories; and
  3. Technology that demonstrates innovative techniques that support learning environments that illuminate elements of culture and learning.

We seek proposals that explore relationships between culture, learning, and technology in education, politics, economics, science, the arts, business, and all other segments of society. Our only requirement is that all proposals explicitly address culture, learning and technology.

We welcome proposals that present the findings of empirical research as well as conceptual/theoretical pieces that address the conference theme:

Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals. We encourage proposals that address what may be traditionally underrepresented groups or populations. Proposers should attempt to address this theme in their proposals, highlighting where the proposal addresses this theme.

For each conference, CLT accepts proposals for five types of presentations: Concurrent sessions, roundtables, poster presentations, panel discussions, and new 50-minute Inspire Sessions.

  1. Our 50-minute Inspire Sessions are high energy, innovative, and interactive sessions with a focus on acquiring skills. Sessions should concentrate on how to implement into practice learning interventions. They should be culture-focused and technology-based.
  2. Concurrent sessions involve research proposals - qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods - and should reflect completed empirical research that involves the collection and analysis of data and/or meta-analysis of existing published research.
  3. Roundtables and poster sessions may present practical applications of research in various settings or discussion of concepts relevant to the field. Some presenters choose one of these formats for completed research.
  4. Our Panel discussions are usually professional development sessions that may focus on navigating graduate education or developing a career in the many places that require the development of instruction. We are open to other ideas for panel sessions as well.

Please see the 2019 “Invitation to Present” and Call for Proposal page for the unique themes attached to each type of proposal for the 2019 Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, be sure to read the Submission Guidelines and Effective Proposals information available from the links on the same page.
For questions regarding proposals for Culture, Learning and Technology please contact:
CLT - Conference Planner: Deepak Prem Subramony (