Thursday, 16 July 2009

Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award

The ECT Foundation's Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award is presented to honor the most outstanding doctoral research proposal in educational technology, as selected by a jury of researchers from the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

The awardee receives a cash award of $500 with a plaque of achievement presented during the awards ceremony at the 2009 annual convention to be held October 27-31, 2009 at Galt House Hotel and Suites (, Louisville, Kentucky.

Criteria: Submitted proposals may follow acceptable formats of individual schools but must include at least:
1.The definition of the problem including a statement of significance.
2.A review of pertinent literature.
3.Research hypothesis to be examined.
4.Research design and procedures including statistical techniques.
Applicants must be presently enrolled in a doctoral program in educational technology and have obtained committee acceptance of their proposal.

Intention Statement:The winner will be expected to sign a statement of the effect that he/she will complete the proposed doctoral study in accordance with the sponsoring university's graduate school policies (including any time limitations) or be required to return the award received.

Deadline:Deadline for nominations is August 28th, 2009.

Submission Procedure:Prepare a cover letter that briefly discuss the background of your research project and include both yours and you advisor's contact information. Your proposal must be within 2000 words. The title page and the references are not included in this word count. Make sure that you address the criteria for this award in your proposal.

Please send your cover letter and proposals to AECT Research and Theory Division Past President Jared Danielson

Please click Here to download a complete document for more details.

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