Research Survey from William Sugar on ID Roles

The purpose of this questionnaire is to evaluate the impact (if any) the instructional designer archetypes described in The Many Hats of an Instructional Designer game (Sugar & Betrus, 2002) on your current instructional design practices. Specifically, this questionnaire asks you to consider the impact of the following instructional designer archetypes, including Instructional Designer as ArchitectInstructional Designer as ArtistInstructional Designer as CounselorInstructional Designer as Craftsperson,Instructional Designer as Engineer,Instructional Designer as Manufacturer, Instructional Designer as PerformerInstructional Designer as Problem-solver, and Instructional Designer as User.

I would like to invite you to complete this questionnaire:  https://ecu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JaVAa122gSBMot  Given your experience as a professional instructional designer, your participation will significantly enhance this study. Your responses will provide valuable information on the impact of these instructional designer archetypes on one’s instructional design processes and experiences.  Please complete this survey by Tuesday, April 25th.

I anticipate that it would take one ~20-30 minutes to respond to these questions. All responses will remain anonymous during this study. You may stop at anytime during this survey. If you have any questions or need further information about this study, please contact Dr. William Sugar (sugarw@ecu.edu).

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William Sugar, PhD

Professor

East Carolina University

Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education

Instructional Technology program area

 

Greenville, NC 27858

252.328.1546 (office); 252.328.9371 (fax)

sugarw@ecu.edu

AECT 2016 International Convention – LAST DAY for Early-Bird

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ONE DAY REMAINING
Ends Today May 18 – 11:59 PM EST.
The 2016 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas is not to be missed. The theme is “Learning from Las Vegas.” Convention dates are October 17-21. Discover the latest in theory, research, and practice related to our field and network with colleagues from around the world. Each annual convention is bigger and better than its predecessor. AECT expects more than 1,000 scholars, researchers, and practitioners to converge on the exciting desert oasis that is Las Vegas this coming October. If you take part in no other professional development activity this year, then this is the one you need to attend. It is an experience like no other.

$85 per night room charge (the lowest
AECT convention hotel rate in decades).

Flying to Vegas remains amazingly
inexpensive from most destinations
around the world.

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AECT 2016 Call for Proposals

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3 Minute Thesis at AECT 2015

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3 Minute Thesis at AECT 2015

Hello Graduate students and AECT members,

The AECT Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is hosting the third annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) at this year’s convention in Indianapolis!

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. http://threeminutethesis.org/

Join GSA on Thursday, November 5th for the preliminary round of the 3MT Competition at 6:30 PM at Hyatt Regency. A select panel of AECT faculty and professionals will judge the contestants, and the top scoring individuals will advance to the finals, to be held on Friday, November 7th at 3:30 – 4:30 PM.
Judges will select the Grand Prize Winner, who will take home e-learning authoring software, Articulate Storyline 2 and a Runner-up for the prize of Camtasia/Snag-it bundle. Audience members will vote on a People’s Choice Winner, who will be awarded the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology.

Entry into the competition is limited to the first 20 graduate students.
Register at http://bit.ly/3mt2015 by September 30, 2015.

Need inspiration? Check out the last year’s winner, Daisyane Barreto’s video at http://bit.ly/daisy3mt!

See the flyer for more details.

We look forward to hearing from many contestants. Contact Eunbae Lee at elee with questions and comments.

Regards,

The GSA 3MT Planning Committee

Eunbae Lee, Sylvia Rogers, Daisyane Barreto, Holly Marshburn & Jason Engerman

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ATD Newsletter Needs Writers

From: Fair Josey           kfwicker@memphis.edu

ATD Memphis (formerly ASTD) is looking for local elearning and training professionals to submit brief articles to their monthly newsletter.

Recommendations include reviews of elearning tools, book reviews, brief research-based articles, and entries on best practices in the training and development field.

If interested, send your inquiries to newsletter@td.org

2015 AECT Call for Proposals

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Now Accepting Proposals for the 2015 AECT International Convention.

Accelerate Learning: Racing into the Future

2015 AECT International Convention
Indianapolis, Indiana
November 3 – November 7 2015

AECT’s mission includes “promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings.” The AECT international convention provides an opportunity for the sharing of research and experiences as we strive to advance our field and develop future leaders within the profession.

You are invited to present at the 2015 AECT International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana and to share your expertise and knowledge with your peers and those emerging in our field. The broad applications of our profession within a variety of dynamic settings (including global ones), challenge us to modify and expand our approaches to instructional design, learning, and how we define our community. Major shifts in learning, scholarship, research, and social networking continue to precipitate a need for sharing, discussion, and leadership to identify the opportunities these shifts present to us as professionals. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of the newest technologies and teaching/ learning techniques in the field. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers at the 2015 convention in Indianapolis!

This year’s convention theme is Accelerate Learning: Racing into the Future. This convention serves as a celebration of our profession as AECT represents the practicing professional, the emergent professional, iconic contributors to our field, and the contemporary leaders of our field. AECT divisions and affiliates emphasize the research and practical applications of instructional design, distance learning, multimedia development, school media, teacher education, systemic change, and training and performance across an increasingly diverse professional community. Join us once and you will join us again!

Click here to learn more and submit your proposal soon!

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Designers for Learning: A new Call for Volunteers is now open. Deadline Jan 2, 2015

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A new Call for Volunteers is now open! The deadline to apply is January 2, 2015.

Call for Volunteers: We are excited to announce the Call for Volunteers for a 15-week service-learning project facilitated by members of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and in partnership with Designers for Learning, a nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteer service-learning opportunities for instructional design students who seek to gain experience creating instruction and other types of performance improvement solutions for nonprofits and other social enterprises. We are now accepting applications from students who are enrolled in college instructional design programs and would like to volunteer as part of a 6-person cohort for the upcoming spring 2015 semester. The service-learning project will be managed by three GSA members, including Jason Engerman (Penn State University and GSA President), Wendy Gentry (Virginia Tech), and Paige Hale (Morehead State University).

Project Description: As outlined in the project description, this is the third iteration of a service-learning project focused on the design of open educational resources for adult basic education. While the long-term goal for this project is to develop an online platform with resources to support the missions of many organizations, those selected to participate on this service-learning project will be volunteers of Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based outreach to homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. Grace Centers of Hope provides a full recovery and rehabilitation campus for homeless men, women, and children, including a one-year residency program for those recovering from drug, alcohol, or other challenging issues. Clients in the residency program who have not earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) are required to take in-house adult basic education classes to prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test in order to stay in the program. Continuing the work of service-learning projects that concluded in 2014, volunteer instructional designers selected for the upcoming 2015 cohort will design and develop instructional resources aimed at preparing adults for their high school equivalency exams, as well as college or new careers.

Why Should Students Apply? By applying to join this cohort of 6 instructional designers, you will have the opportunity to engage in an instructional design service-learning project. This project will help you to hone your design and virtual project management skills, and to gain experience for your resume, CV, or design portfolio. This service-learning project may also enable you to fulfill course, internship, or service requirements within your enrolled college program, and to publish materials as a member of an instructional design team. In addition, your team of volunteer designers will help our nonprofit partners as they assist adult learners who are preparing for high school equivalency exams. Designers selected for the project who successfully meet all project requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion in May 2015.

Application Process: Please see http://studio.designersforlearning.org/call-for-volunteers-spring2015/ for information about the Call for Volunteers, including application instructions. Applications are due on or before January 2, 2015, and the volunteer selection will be announced January 16, 2015.

Comments or Questions?
Please forward this Call for Volunteers announcement to other students or faculty, and contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time, skills, and knowledge to this important need.
Dr. Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning

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Designers for Learning: A new Call for Volunteers is open

From: Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning <jmaddrell>

Our next service-learning Call for Volunteers is now open! View this in your browser.
Call for Volunteers: We are excited to announce the Call for Volunteers for the next 15-week service-learning project facilitated by Designers for Learning, an organization that coordinates volunteer service-learning opportunities for instructional design students who seek to gain experience creating instruction, training programs, and other types of performance improvement solutions for nonprofits and other social enterprises. We are accepting applications from students who are enrolled in college instructional design programs and would like to volunteer as part of a 12-person cohort for the upcoming fall 2014 semester.

Project Description: As outlined in the project description, the focus of this service-learning project is the design of open educational resources for adult basic education. While the outcome of this project will support the missions of many organizations, those selected to participate on this service-learning project will be volunteers of Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based outreach to homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. Grace Centers of Hope provides a full recovery and rehabilitation campus for homeless men, women, and children who have been abused or addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, including a one-year residency program for adult male and female clients recovering from drug, alcohol, or other challenging issues. Clients in the Grace Centers of Hope residency program who have not earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) are required to take in-house adult basic education classes to prepare for the General Educational Development test in order to stay in the program.

As a follow up to the pilot service-learning project that concluded this spring, Grace Centers of Hope has asked Designers for Learning to facilitate another volunteer service-learning project focused on the design of instructional materials and learning activities to meet the parameters of the College and Career Readiness standards, the basis of the General Educational Development test. The request for help includes instructional resources for adult learners, as well as instructors and volunteers who work as tutors. Volunteer service-learners selected for the fall 2014 cohort will design and develop open educational resources to prepare adults for their high school equivalency exams, as well as college or new careers.

Application Process: Please see the application instructions on the Call for Volunteers at http://studio.designersforlearning.org/call-for-volunteers/. Applications are due on or before August 15, 2014, and the volunteer selection will be announced September 1, 2014.

Comments or Questions?
Please forward this Call for Volunteers announcement to other students or faculty, and contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time, skills, and knowledge to this important need.

Project Co-facilitators

Dr. Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning

Dr. Jill Stefaniak, Old Dominion University

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