The FedEx institute of Technology presents Mark West, project officer for UNESCO, and Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives for Discovery Educational Media as they talk about the future of technology and education.
The half-day seminar will be held at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis the morning of Thursday, September 19th (8 am- 12 noon). Find additional information in the flyer.
On September 26-27, the Instructional Design and Technology program at The University of Memphis will host an optional graduate retreat for students and alumni that focuses on academic advising, professional development, and networking. View the flyer.
There is no charge to attend the event, though housing, football games, and museum tours will incur an expense. View the program. RSVP at https://bit.ly/2Vwchls. We look forward to visiting with you in person and helping you reach your professional goals. Contact Dr. Craig Shepherd with any questions.
The West Cancer Center has intern opportunities for students interested in corporate education and training.
Learning and Development Intern
Director of Learning and
Position Summary:will be responsible for the assisting in the design, delivery and
continuous improvement of training programs; assists with learning needs
assessments, and evaluation of organizational learning outcomes.
Essential Duties and
to the creation of learning materials including: e-learning, interactive
videos, and class handouts.
with Learning & Development Specialist to monitor class schedules and
instructors with lesson preparation by getting materials ready and set up
training materials in collaboration with lead instructors.
with data collection related to needs assessment of the organization.
employee compliance, attendance, and post learning evaluations
The intern will become proficient in various
types of learning platforms including: PowerPoint, Camtasia, Captivate,
Learning Management Systems, and Turning Technologies.
Interested Candidate should email: Dr. Robert Koch Director – Learning & Development West Cancer Center firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: This is an unpaid intern position that is re-appointed each semester.
We are excited to announce that one of our students was honored at yesterday’s College of Education Awards Ceremony. It’s an annual event and reception held on the university’s campus. The IDT Outstanding Graduate Student Award is given to a student who has demonstrated an outstanding record in coursework, research, service, and/or the promotion of the IDT program.
This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Instructional Design & Technology is:
Katie M. Sharpe
Katie is a third year doctoral student, has defended her dissertation, and will be graduating in May. Please join us recognizing Katie Sharpe for her exceptional work.
Welcome to Katie Frulla and Pooja Garg, IDT’s new graduate assistants this year.
From Memphis, Katie has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Memphis. She has a master’s degree in education from Christian Brothers University and is a licensed for both K-6 and 7-12. She taught elementary and middle school for a number of years before transitioning into IDT. She is currently an Instructional Designer at Nike as well as an IDT doctoral student. As a mom of three, Katie stays busy.
Pooja is from India and came to Memphis in 2017. She has a master’s degree in computer science and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Education Psychology. Her hobbies include dancing, cooking, and reading novels.
Dr. Shepherd joins the ICL/IDT department this year. He grew up in Salt Lake City where he spent his free time exploring the outdoors. Because of this, he has a deep love for hiking and camping. Dr. Shepherd earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Brigham Young University before pursuing a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology at The University of Georgia. Following graduation, Dr. Shepherd along with his wife and three kids moved to Laramie, WY where he took a job at the University of Wyoming. While there, he examined how to improve distance education and develop a sense of community and affiliation among faculty, students, and alumni. The Shepherd family welcomed a fourth child into their family two years ago. Dr. Shepherd’s wife is from Knoxville and the family is excited to be in Tennessee. Fun Fact: Dr. Shepherd has traveled to all 50 states in the United States (all but Hawaii by car). He loves road trips. Welcome, Dr. Shepherd!