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 Architect, Instructional Designer as Artist, Instructional Designer as Counselor, Instructional Designer as Craftsperson,Instructional Designer as Engineer,Instructional Designer as Manufacturer, Instructional Designer as Performer, Instructional 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.
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William Sugar, PhD
East Carolina University
Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education
Instructional Technology program area
Greenville, NC 27858
252.328.1546 (office); 252.328.9371 (fax)
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ATD Memphis (formerly ASTD) is looking for local elearning and training professionals to submit brief articles to their monthly newsletter.
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From: Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning <jmaddrell>
|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.
Dr. Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning
Dr. Jill Stefaniak, Old Dominion University