University of Houston Clear Lake Associate Professor of Instructional Technology Kathryn Ley will serve as division president of Distance Learning within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional association whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.
AECT is one of the most recognized associations of instructional and educational technology information. It is involved in the designing of instruction as well as in designing a systematic approach to learning. Membership includes 24 state and six international affiliates, which provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas. In addition the association produces two bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends.
Ley, most immediately, served as conference planner for the 63rd Annual AECT Conference, screening more than 130 proposals for the four-day October convention. She teaches graduate classes at UH-Clear Lake, and is the author of more than 25 journal publications. She has also presented at national and international educational and distance learning conferences for more than two decades. Ley earned a doctorate in Instructional Systems from Florida State University, a Master of Science in Environmental Management-Human Resources from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the UHCL faculty in 1999.
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