Distance Learning
President Elect Candidate

Jason Huett
University of West Georgia

Dr. Jason B. Huett is the Associate Dean of Online Development and USG eCore. He is also a tenured Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Design at the University of West Georgia (UWG). He speaks and presents internationally on a topics concerning distance education and online learning. He is a member of noted editorial boards, and serves as a consultant for several virtual schools, universities, and the State of Georgia.

He was a featured researcher at the 2006 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention in Dallas, Texas and has published numerous articles—including award-winning publications—in journals such as The American Journal of Distance Education, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, The Information Systems Education Journal, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, and TechTrends. He also has several book chapters in print and has edited a book: Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century: Visions of the Future with a new book The Next Generation of Distance Education: Unconstrained Learning due out in 2012.
Jason is currently a contributing editor for the new Journal of Applied Instruction Design, and he also co-chaired the 2010 AECT Summer Research Symposium which focused on distance education. He was lead designer on a new online doctorate in School Improvement that launched its first cohort in summer 2011 and has aided in the design of numerous online programs and classes from 6th grade through the doctoral level.  Recently, he authored a strategic plan to advance online teaching and learning at UWG that received unanimous support from the Faculty Senate.

His other research interests include online communications, distance learner motivation, online collaborative learning, instructional design for online environments, standards for distance education, competency-based approaches to distance learning environments, and K-12 online learning.
Jason lives with his wife, three children, and an over-grown clown of a Boxer pup named “Bogart” in Carrollton, GA and is a self-professed science fiction junkie and tech geek. The personalized license plate on his car reads "KHAAAAAN!"

Jason’s goals for the DDL presidency are to increase division membership and to help AECT expand its reach and appeal by developing a more robust virtual presence, by incorporating a greater use of social networking and collaborative knowledge-building technologies, and by partnering more closely with our flagship journal—The Quarterly Review of Distance Education.