Call for Proposals Now Open for the 2024 Annual Conference

The 2024 ETC Program Committee welcomes you to submit a proposal to present at the 2024 Annual Conference, happening in Ames, Iowa from October 1-4. Seize the opportunity to contribute by submitting your proposals! This year's conference theme, "Bringing Innovation to Life," encourages innovative and visionary ideas, processes, and products. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 3, 2024. Don't miss out—submit your proposal now. 

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Our Mission

The mission of ETC is to provide leadership and a forum for information exchange to the providers of media content, academic technology, and support for quality teaching and learning at institutions of higher education. To learn more about ETC's mission, click here.

The Benefits of Membership

ETC primarily offers membership to any institution of higher education with support units for media, instruction, presentation, or information technologies as well as firms and corporations whose business is in support of the purposes and objectives of ETC. Retiree and student memberships are also available. 

Members receive a variety of networking opportunities to connect with other professionals in their field, including access to member pricing at yearly conferences and a members-only listserv. Members can also participate in industry roundtable discussions regarding current trends and changes in the industry. For more information about member benefits, click here.

Upcoming Professional Development

The Impact of Generative AI in Instructional Design

Wikipedia. YouTube. Google Translate. Even the Graphing Calculator. These tools disrupted the status quo for instruction, with academia recoiling in fear. ChatGPT 3.5's release in late 2022 disrupted academia just like the pandemic did - forcing faculty to look at their learning objectives and how they were teaching again. Generative AI (like ChatGPT) is a tool that is out in the world - students, faculty and we as AV/IT professionals all have access to it so in order to be able to use this tool we have to understand its limitations and address effective, efficient and ethical usage of it in our classrooms. Join the ETC Instructional Design Interest Group on Thursday, February 22 at 2 pm ET for the third installment of our Exploring AI in Higher Education series.

A small panel of students who have taken classes that encouraged the use of GAI will be available to answer questions about their usage of ChatGPT or Midjourney during the latter half of the hour.

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