Societies Merge to Form New
The International Council for Computers in Education (ICCE) and the International Association for Computing in Education (IACE) recently merged to form the new International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The new organization is expected to have more than 40,000 members.
The newly formed ISTE will seek to "improve the quality of education through technology by providing support for computer-using educators, facilitating international sharing of information and resources, encouraging research, innovation, and organizations."
ISTE membership includes elementary and secondary classroom teachers, computer-curriculum cordinators, administrators, school policy officials, college and university professors, directors of school district data processing, and individuals or private companies in development and distribution of educational technology products and services.
ISTE will publish The Computing Teacher Journal, Update Newsletter, The Journal of Research on Computing in Education, and several other periodicals and monographs. ISTE will retain membership in the American Federation of Information Processing Societies and the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals. It has applied for category C membership in UNESCO, will expand its international activities to include sponsorship of regional and national educational computing conferences, and plans to continue conducting workshops, seminars, and learning activities of interest to its membership and geographic affiliates.
For additional information on the organization, contact ISTE at 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403; (503) 686-4414.