aect summer international research symposium

June 14(Monday) to June 16(Wednesday), 2021, Kovalam, Kerala, India

Session Strands/Tracks

  • Emerging Technologies for learning
  • Online/Blended Learning
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)/Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
  • Culture, Equity, and Access
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Session Types

  • Digital Poster Session – (100 word abstract)
  • Research Presentation – (500 word abstract and 20 minute presentation)
  • Research Study – Full Paper (1000 word abstract and 30 minute presentation)
  • Workshop – (1000 word abstract and 2 hour presentation)

Summer International Research Symposium

Theme - Intersection of Education and Technology for Learning Design

Due to circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we believe it to be in the best interest of our community to postpone the 2020 AECT INDIA Summer International Research Symposium, originally scheduled for June 16 – June 18, 2020.

The decision to postpone our meeting was not an easy one to make, but we believe this is the right decision because our priority lies with the health and safety of our colleagues around the globe.  The new dates are June 14, 2021 to June 16, 2021.

If you feel your presentation will no longer be relevant for presentation next year or you already know you will be unable to travel for the symposium, please let us know by emailing to

Conference Registration

If you have already registered, we will refund the registration fee, or we can keep the registration for next year. Please send an email to

Hotel Reservation

If you have already reserved the room, please contact the Kovalam Uday Samudra Beach Hotel directly to cancel the reservation.

Since 1923, The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) has provided international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning.

AECT’s Summer International Research Symposium will be held in Kovalam, India  from Monday, June 14, 2021 to Wednesday, June 16,2021 in collaboration with Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) and Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)


Since all the presentations that have already been reviewed, accepted, and planned for presentation, we recommend that you list your presentation on your CV by including the following details:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation type
  • Presenters names
  • Symposium details (accepted for presentation at the 2020 AECT INDIA Summer International Research Symposium which was canceled due to COVID-19).

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Shironica Karunanayaka
Dr. Shironica Karunanayaka
Dean of the Faculty of Education
Shironica Priyanthi Karunanayaka, is a Professor in Educational Technology and the current Dean of the Faculty of Education at ...
Dr. Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko
Dr. Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko
Director of the NeurAL Lab
Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Director of the NeurAL Lab in the School of ...

Registration Fee Details

Participants from Indian subcontinent or South Asian countries will pay the registration fee as the domestic participants (Rs.7000)
Registration Fee Details
International attendees/presenters $350 (USD)
International Students $150 (USD)
Domestic Presenters/Attendees Rs.7000 (INR)
Domestic full time student presenters/Attendees Rs.2500 (INR)
Participants from Industry (Domestic) Rs.10,000 (INR)
Registration Fee includes Participation in conference, Program book, Lunch and tea/coffee on all conference days. For international participants Additional dinner with Cultural program