I really enjoyed teaching a new course this past summer, called IDT 7078 Seminar in IDT — Consulting and Project Management. The students produced some really interesting and useful projects, and you can see them all here. Essentially these are compiled resources around a topic area.
IDT 7078 Broad Areas and Topics – Google Docs
I conducted a series of interviews with experts in project management and instructional design consulting, and they are available here. Joe Thomas, Kevin Thorn, Jennifer Maddrell, Laura Wolf — all provided their perspectives on project management strategies, and working as a consultant.
IDT 7078 Consulting and Project Management – YouTube
Here is the newsletter for the Association for Talent Development, Memphis chapter. It includes a summary of our recent Elearning Panel event that I moderated.
ATD May/June 2015 Newsletter
Here is a new report from the E-Learning Guild. Must be a member to access the full report ($99).
Learning Technologies 2013: Where We Are Now : Research Library.
I really enjoyed being a part of the ASTD ALPS event today. During my brief announcement I mentioned some opportunities:
- The Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) graduate programs at the University of Memphis.
- The online Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology. 4 courses (ID part 1, ID part 2, Designing learning environments 1, and Designing learning environments 2. I don’t have a link to this at the moment, as we are re-working our website. But you can find all the course descriptions here, and the registration info here. The four courses are IDT 7070, 7080, 7090, and 7095.
- The online Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology. 10 courses.
- The online Doctoral degree in Instructional Design and Technology. 18 courses, including a dissertation.
- The E-Learn Memphis monthly networking and show and tell meeting (free) that you can subscribe to via email or RSS.
- Our jobs and news site, that you can subscribe to via email or RSS.
You can find more about our program and field, or see the (hopefully) useful resources I post at:
Linked In: treymartindale
Facebook page: treymartindaledotcom
Delicious bookmarks: delicious.com/martindale
University of Memphis profile: Trey Martindale
Here is a really nice video-based tutorial (and screencast) on how to create an effective screencast using Camtasia.
Creating a screencast.
Links and resources for my talk on April 9th, 2013 for the Memphis Chapter of ASTD.
What is Instructional Design?
- Wikipedia entry on ID
- What everyone ought to know about instructional design, from the Articulate-sponsored Rapid E-Learning Blog
- Don Clark’s summary of the practice of ID, including summaries of ID models
All-purpose Reference Sites
- IT Connections by Martin Ryder with the University of Colorado at Denver
- Instructionaldesign.org by Richard Culatta
- Encyclopedia of Educational Technology from San Diego State University
- The Instructional Design Knowledge Base, from George Mason University
- The EduTech Wiki, hosted by the University of Geneva
Theories and Models
- ID Models via IT Connections at U. Colorado Denver
- Theory Into Practice (TIP) Database
Career Preparation and Practice
- On the "Experiencing E-learning" site, Christy Tucker has written a series of articles about ID, and preparing and working as an instructional designer.
- The elearning coach explains the career of instructional design. It includes what instructional design is and what instructional designers do.
- More career outlook information from Melissa Venable, independent instructional designer
- My job search site at treymartindale.com
- Jobs in IDT from Melissa Venable, independent instructional designer
E-Learning General Sites
- The E-learning Coach (Connie Malamed)
- The Rapid E-Learning Blog, from Articulate, written by Tom Kulhman
"Library" Sites for Searching for Articles and Books
The EditLib from AACE. (Association for Advancement of Computing in Education). Mostly focused on educational technology for teachers.
Learning More about IDT
- Journal "table of contents" services
- Blogs like Articulate blog
- RSS feeds — I’ll briefly review mine.
- twitter lrnchat. Weekly twitter chat for e-learning professionals. Use hashtag #lrnchat
- Seven Things You Should Know About… series from Educause. Written mostly for higher education information technology staff about particular tools. So not really IDT, but useful.
From Upsidelearning.com, here is a list of 30 online resources that are mostly blogs for instructional designers and e-learning developers.
- rss feeds. Reeder. Note google reader is going away July 1. customized newspapers like paper.li and scoop.it
- Blogs — Blogger, WordPress.org, WordPress.com
- Wikis — MediaWiki, Wikispaces, PBworks
- Google Drive, Google Sites
- SkyDrive, Dropbox
- Evernote, Simplenote
- Audio production — Audacity
- Image editing — Gimp
- Course and Content Management Systems — Moodle, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla
Edudemic lists the 100 Web 2.0 tools that every teacher of 21st century should know to enhance classroom instruction. This list was prepared for K-12 teachers, but there’s something for everyone. Most of these are free.
Here is an article about the need to learn, re-learn, and continue to learn. The writer notes the growth of Udacity, Coursera, lynda.com, and other formal and informal (peer to peer) learning opportunities.
To Stay Relevant in a Career, Workers Train Nonstop – NYTimes.com.