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Mission Statement

To support the examination of theory and application of contemporary communication technology as related to human communication studies, pedagogy, and other functions.


NCA approved the HCTC at the November, 1998 NCA Annual Convention.  It was the resulting effort of the work of Karen Krupar, Clark Germann, Mary Mandeville, Frank Dance, and Dennis Wingall.

Division status was acheived by the HCTD at the November, 2002 NCA Annual Convention. We had grown, in 2002, to over 400 members, making us one of the larger divisions in NCA. 

Paper Admission Philosophy

HCTD invites submission of panels and papers on technology related issues that foster research, learning and performance in areas that address the challenges faced by communication educators who work with technology.  The Division is especially interested in technology as it relates to areas of computer mediated communication, intellectual property rights, ethics, teaching and learning, security, accessibility, accountability, globalism, distance education, and training and development. Details of this year's paper submission process can be found in the 2003 NCA Submission Guidelines.

Authors of papers that have been accepted for presentation at the NCA Annual Convention are encouraged to submit their final manuscripts to EJournal (http://ejournal.hctd.org) for consideration.

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January 28, 2003