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IDT Professor, Jane Eberle, Retires

Dr. Jane Eberle joined the ranks of Professor Emeritus Faculty at Emporia State University (ESU), when she retired this past January. Dr. Eberle joined the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Department in the Teachers College as an Assistant Professor in 2003. She taught ...

Instructional Design and Technology Alum, Travis True, Wins International "Making IT Happen" Award

Emporia State University, Instructional Design and Technology alum, Travis True was honored with the coveted Making IT Happen award for his contribution to the successful integration of technology in education. The Making IT Happen award is provided by the International Society for ...

IDT Program at Emporia State Recognized Among the Best

The Instructional Design and Technology program at Emporia State University has been recognized as one of the best online programs of its kind in the nation. The university recently was notified by OnlineColleges.net that the program, housed within The Teachers College, had been ranked 13th of ...

Transitioning to Summer

Congratulations Spring 2015 Graduates! We had a wonderful time celebrating with the accomplishments of our Spring 2015 IDT Graduates! Please join us in wishing our graduates well on our Facebook page . There are lots of photos for you to help you participate in the celebration.

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Course Description 2 - IDT 9001 - Baker University Ed.D. in IDPT

In this edition of the blog, I am revealing the course title and description for yet another core course in our Ed.D. in IDPT program - IDT 9001 Design Principles for Instructional Design and Performance Technology. Understanding and applying design thinking, message design, and even some visual literacy are increasingly important skills in IDPT. I tried to pull together those ...

Course Description 1 - IDT 9000 - Baker University Ed.D. in IDPT

On February 13, the Baker University Board of Trustees approved our Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology (IDPT) program, curriculum, and syllabi. The next step will be to submit our program to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and then secure a site visit date from HLC . As ...

Update: Baker University Online Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology

Things are moving along with our new program proposal for an online Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology (IDPT). Once the standards and course of study were identified, I plunged into writing syllabi for each of the courses (that's a lot of syllabi writing). We then began obtaining necessary approvals through the Baker University curricular change/approval process within ...

Is it time for us to take back our field? A question for AECT members.

The Trend I read with interest today's announcement that William & Mary has hired its first associate provost of e-learning initiatives . This is a disturbing trend; not that universities are adding high-level online/e-learning administrative posts. I am happy that universities are showing more support for and feeding the e-learning cash cow. And, I certainly don't question the ...