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, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 212–214 | Cite as

Expectations and Experiences of the AECT Leadership Internship Program

  • Jonlee S. Anderle
  • Tugce Aldemir
  • Jessica Resig
  • Ashley McArthur
  • Begüm Saçak
  • Bruce DuBoff
Column: History Corner

Introduction

Attendees at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Convention frequently see several graduate students wearing distinct medals around their necks throughout the convention. These students are the honored recipients of one of several AECT Leadership Internships. While many attendees know about the interns, not everybody knows the expectations of the programs nor the experiences of the interns. This year the AECT Leadership Development Committee plans to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the program formalization. This article highlights various aspects of the prestigious AECT Leadership Internship Program to provide the AECT community a snippet of history and information on the program and hopefully inspire future candidates and leaders.

History

The AECT Leadership Internship Program was formalized as an AECT program in 1978, but the mentoring efforts for future leaders in the field began well before the officially recognized start...

References

  1. Dousay, T. A., Grincewicz, A., Murtaugh, M. C., Walker, B., & Leary, H. (2017). AECT intern program history: An overview of program expectations and practice; 19762016. Unpublished report, Association for Educational Communications & Technology Leadership Development Committee, Bloomington, IN.Google Scholar
  2. Harrell, R. (2009). A brief history of the AECT internship program. TechTrends, 53(1), 16–17.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-009-0229-2.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Association for Educational Communications & Technology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonlee S. Anderle
    • 1
  • Tugce Aldemir
    • 2
  • Jessica Resig
    • 2
  • Ashley McArthur
    • 3
  • Begüm Saçak
    • 4
  • Bruce DuBoff
    • 5
  1. 1.University of WyomingLaramieUSA
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.University of West FloridaPensacolaUSA
  4. 4.Ohio UniversityAthensUSA
  5. 5.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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