Emerging Learning Technologies
AECT Board Representative

John Curry
Morehead State Unversity

Dr. John Curry currently serves as the AECT Board Representative for the Division of Emerging Learning Technologies and seeks a second term in that position.  He has been active in the division leadership prior to his current position and has served as the DELT Past-President, President, President-Elect, Communications Officer, has been the division conference planner, and has coordinated the division's Immersive Learning Award twice.  In addition, his service to the division played a role in the renaming and rebranding of the division from the old Multimedia Production Division to the current Division of Emerging Learning Technologies.

He is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Morehead State University and received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Utah State University.   His research interests include 1:1 integration strategies, emerging learning technolgies, instructional design, distance education, and best practices in student mentoring.  He recently completed a four-year longitudinal study of a 1:1 iPad implementation in a local high school.  In addition, he presents regularly at AECT on new, emerging, free, and open source tools for teaching and learning.  Some of his published articles include topics such as: social media in education, integrating technolgy into specific teaching areas, podcasting, and mentoring graduate students through professional organizations like AECT.  In 2015, his article on the MANIC discussion strategy won the First Place Application-Based Journal Article award from the Division of Distance Learning.

Dr. Curry has been an active member of AECT since he joined in 1999.  
Besides working in DELT, he has served the organization in various other capacities.  Dr. Curry is a member of the AECT Leadership Development committee, is on the TechTrends Editorial Board, and is the AECT Board representative to the Definitions and Terminology committee where he assisted in writing the new definition of the field.  He was recently chosen to  mentor one of the current AECT interns, and will chair the First Timer's Orientation subcommittee for the 2017 conference in Jacksonville.  He was also honored to be selected as a champion for the 2016 AECT Breakfast with Champions at the Las Vegas conference. Dr. Curry reviews proposals for multiple divisions of AECT, as well as articles for TechTrends, ETR&D, and the Journal of Computing in Higher Education.  

It would be a privilege to once again represent the Division of Emerging Learning Technologies as the AECT Board Representative.