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
As Chair of the ICL Search Committee, I invite you to presentations by Dr. Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, a candidate for a faculty position in Instructional Design and Technology within the Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department in the College of Education.
Her research presentation and discussion is at 10:10 AM, and her teaching presentation and discussion is at 11:15 AM, on Tuesday, April 26th in Ball Hall 320.
Here is the full interview schedule for her time in Memphis.
Here is a page about the candidate (brief biography and planned presentations).
Her website with her CV and related work is at amandaszapkiw.com.
IDT students are invited to stay for a complimentary lunch with the candidate at noon in Ball 320.
We are very pleased with the high quality of applicants for the IDT faculty position. At this time we plan to bring three finalists for on-campus interviews from among the 68 applicants for the position.
At this time we are no longer accepting applications for the IDT faculty position. We received 68 applications. The search committee is now planning to invite finalists for a campus interview. Thank you for your interest.
Dear IDT student,
You should follow this blog, to see announcements like below. Very handy to be able to read past abstracts (methodology, etc.) from all COE dissertations (including IDT).
A few years ago I convinced our College of Ed. staff that a blog would be more effective for announcing defenses than our traditional practice of tacking up paper announcements on a bulletin board by the Dean’s Office. They were initially resistant. Turns out the web is not a passing fad. In other words, if it isn’t on the web, it didn’t happen.
Next logical step — broadcasting proposal defenses and final defenses via videoconference. I’m going to try to make this happen, but you should be demanding it (respectfully, of course). These are supposed to be public events — at least the presentation part. Unfortunately they are usually attended only by the student’s committee. A healthy department/college/faculty has broader participation in scholarly events than we currently have.
Congratulations to Dr. Kris King on completing his dissertation about the training (and lack thereof) of substitute teachers in a rural school system. His announcement and abstract are here. Kris is an instructional designer for Mississippi State University.
Update on Feb 25, 2016
This job is now available on WorkforUM (the official place to apply).
If you aspire to improve your skills in integrating technology into instruction, the second summer term begins July 9th, and you can enroll up through that day. The regular term lasts 5 weeks and “teacher” term lasts 3 weeks.
IDT is offering these three courses, all of which are part of the K-12 Technology Integration Certificate.
IDT 7061 Technology Integration in the Classroom with Dr. Grant. Computers and technology in the instructional process, including problem solving using computer tools; technological applications for the classroom; uses for technology in different content areas.
IDT 7062 Introduction to Computer-Based Instruction with Dr. Martindale. IDT 7062 provides students with opportunities to apply instructional design principles to the creation of technology-enhanced instructional environments. Emphasis is on the use of multimedia software to create instructional environments.
IDT 7064 School Change and the Internet with Dr. Mims. Issues, processes, and strategies relative to changes occurring with design, implementation, and evaluation of Internet technologies in instructional environments.
For more information, visit http://memphis.edu/idt/k12_certificate.php