The following is a listing of professional associations for Educational Technology and Music

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

“The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), founded in 1981, is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Information Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning, and its practical application. AACE serves the profession with international conferences, high quality publications, leading-edge Digital Library, Career Center, and other opportunities for professional growth.”


Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

AECT provides “leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.”


Association for Media and Technology in Education (AMTEC)

“AMTEC is a “Pan-Canadian community of educators, media producers, researchers, librarians and other professional staff who work to facilitate and improve learning, in all sectors of education, through the appropriate application and integration of educational technology.”



Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI)

“The mission of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) is to improve music teaching and learning through the integration of current and emerging technologies into the music learning environment. It does this by providing a forum for the scholarly presentation of pedagogical and technical information for music teachers in higher education.  ATMI seeks to engage both specialists and non-specialists in music technology, in an atmosphere that effectively disseminates information, encourages participation, cultivates collegial relationships, and engages practice.”


The College Music Society

“The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.”


Australian Council for Education Through Technology (ACET)

ACET is “a council of affiliated technology organizations. It exists to promote and improve the quality of technology education provided in Australia.”


British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA)

BECTA is UK “government’s lead agency promoting the use of information and communications technology.”


Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)   

“CNIE connects educators, administrators and practitioners in a bilingual, pan Canadian network. Our group promotes research and advances practice in both open and distance education and the use of educational technologies. CNIE addresses all educational contexts, including K-12, post-secondary, and private sector.”


Center for Technology in Learning (CTL)

The CTL was established by the Stanford Research Institute to consider “the issues of how to effectively use technologies to support learning.”


Computer Using Educators (CUE)

CUE “is a non-profit California corporation founded in 1978. Our goal is to promote the integration of technology in the classroom in all disciplines and at all educational levels from preschool through college.”


Consortium for School Networking (COSN)


COSN is “a national nonprofit organization, promotes the use of information technologies and the Internet in K-12 education to improve learning.”


Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO)

ECOO exists “to share and disseminate information and to advocate and promote the effective use of computers and associated technologies in the education process.”


Educational Software Cooperative (ESC)

ESC “…is a non-profit corporation bringing together developers, publishers, distributors, and users of educational software.”



Educause is “…a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.”


European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)

“The European Distance and E-Learning Network exists to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond.”


Institute for Learning Technologies (ILT)

Columbia University institute that seeks “to renovate education and society for the betterment of humankind by exerting educational leadership through innovative projects, seminal research, and enlightened counsel. It aims to nurture, in a sustained manner, the humane application of information technologies, expanding educational opportunity and achievement for all.”


Instructional Telecommunications Council (ITC)

“The Instructional Technology Council, ITC, provides exceptional leadership and professional development to its work network of eLearning experts by advocating, collaborating, research, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices and potential in learning technologies.”


International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

ISTE is “a nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology. We are dedicated to promoting appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching, and administration in K-12 education and teacher education.”


International Technology Education Association (ITEA)

“The largest professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through experiences in our schools (K-12).”


Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C)

Sloan-C is an institutional and professional leadership organization committed to providing workshops, publications, resources and collaborative space for higher education administrators and instructors.


World Association for Online Education (WAOE)

WAOE is a non-profit organization to develop, support, and evaluate online education for professional faculty in a worldwide community.



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