Several scholars and researchers from the University of Phoenix returned this past weekend from the AECT International Convention at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida held from November 7-11, 2017. Entitled “Leading Learning for Change,” the convention was extremely successful for all who attended. In fact, the University of Phoenix proved to be quite a positive contributor to the conference as the university was represented in more than 14 presentations, 1 panel discussion, and 1 book signing event with Routledge.
University of Phoenix presenters included: Patricia Akojie, Lequisha Brown-Joseph, Fern Entrekin, Barbara Fedock, Michael Green, Rita Hartman, David Heflich, Michelle Hill, Karen Johnson, Elizabeth Johnston, Mansureh Kebritchi, Andrew Lawlor, Sandra Nunn, Jan Otter, David Proudfoot, Patricia Shopland, Patricia Steele, and Mary Stout. Contributors to the research and presentations unable to attend included: John T. Avella, Debra Bacon, David Cook, Sally Evans, Susan Ferebee, Barbara Hanson Foyil, Marcia Hill, Marianne Justus, Therese Kanai, Jean Plough, Cassandra Smith, and Patrick Turner.
One of the key highlights of the conference was when University of Phoenix scholars Andrew Lawlor and Susan Ferebee were awarded the 2017 McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award through AECT’s Culture, Learning, and Technology Division. This was the second year in a row that University of Phoenix scholars have won this award after Sandra Nunn, Lequisha Brown Joseph, and Michelle Susberry Hill received the award in 2016. Another key highlight was the booksigning event sponsored by Routledge for the editors and authors of the various book chapters for the book “Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice”. Co-authors for Chapter 9, Sandra Nunn, Lequisha Brown-Joseph, and Michelle Hill participated and enjoyed signing their book chapter for attendees. Following this event, University of Phoenix scholars had a group dinner together to share conversation, share a few laughs, and begin planning for new research projects for the 2018 AECT Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri from October 23-27, 2018. Kansas City, here we come!!