BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomington-based Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) announced a strategic partnership with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – Allied Command Transformation (ACT). The agreement provides NATO ACT with access to AECT's extensive catalog of videos and publications targeting those who deliver educational courses online.
"NATO has a very strong educational mission for our members," said Salih Cem Kumsal, NATO ACT's Staff Officer for training technologies management. "NATO's Allied Command Transformation leads NATO's Education and Training. We need strong partnerships in order to accomplish that mission."
NATO provides a growing catalog of 120 courses to its more than 20,000 members. Most of these courses are delivered online and accessed by members in the field.
"We are delighted to partner with NATO ACT on this important aspect of their mission," said AECT Executive Director, Dr. Phillip Harris. "Providing access to our many targeted materials – including journals, videos and our annual international convention – will enhance NATO's ability to achieve the educational aspect of their mission."
The initial partnership is for three years, with a focus on providing access to research summaries and selected topics in instructional design and learning effectiveness.
About the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
AECT is an international organization that values diversity of thought, culture and people whose activities are directed toward improving learning. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; and in any other places where educational change takes place. AECT members include instructional designers, researchers, professors and teachers, educational technologists, and other professionals united by a passion for improving teaching and learning. AECT members serve in many different settings including education, business and industry, non-profits, military, health care, and other environments.
About the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
NATO's purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its 29 members through political and military means. Allied Command Transformation is NATO's Warfare Development Command to enhance the Alliance' posture, military structures, forces, capabilities and doctrines to improve its military effectiveness.
AECT Media Consultant
SOURCE Association for Educational Communications and Technology