Committee on Educational Technologies

The AAPT Committee on Educational Technology promotes and supports the use of technology in any form both as the subject of inquiry and as a tool to facilitate learning, eliminate inequity, and inspire curiosity in the physics classroom as well as any effort to identify and eliminate barriers in the use of technology.


2017 Committee of the Year

They developed and disseminated several online documents for other Committees, including a Google doc for workshop and session sponsorships to be used prior to Programs 2, and materials to assist Area Chairs in their work. These initiatives assist AAPT beyond the work of the Committee, assisting in the planning of meetings. They have also experimented with innovative session formats in an effort to enhance session attendance, and have addressed the timely issue of computational methods. They have also established ongoing, strong collaborations with other committees.

Mission Statement


Committee Member List



  1. Identify new developments in educational technology and new applications of educational technology to physics teaching and learning;
  2. Communicate these new developments and applications to the AAPT membership through a variety of means, including print and electronic publications, workshops, and sessions at national and regional meetings;
  3. Conduct competitions, as appropriate, to recognize, promote, and reward worthwhile contributions to the uses of educational technologies for physics education; and
  4. Coordinate with other area committees, organizations, and institutions in the development and dissemination of new ideas for the use of various educational technologies in physics education.