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New Certificate in eLearning and Online Teaching

The Instructional Design and Technology Department is offering a new, 12 hour graduate certificate in eLearning and online teaching. The worldwide market for eLearning reached $35.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow to $51.5 billion by 2016. The Kansas Occupational Outlook Handbook ...

IDT Student Scholarship Fund Close to Endowment Level

In July 2011, a scholarship fund was established to benefit Emporia State University students currently enrolled in the Instructional Design & Technology program. Before we can begin awarding scholarships, the fund has to reach an endowment level with a balance of $10,000. After three...

New Faculty Member to Join IDT in January 2015

Dr. Insook Han will be joining the IDT family starting in January, 2015. Dr. Han will be coming to ESU from Seoul, South Korea, where she is currently an Assistant Professor at Hanyang Cyber University. She earned her doctorate of education in the area of Instructional Technology and Media ...

Transitions in the Emporia State IDT Program

It is hard to believe an entire summer has gone and we are over a month into the Fall Semester! First let me take a moment to express what a privilege and honor it is to serve the Emporia State University (ESU) Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Program students, faculty, staff, and ...

AECT President's Blog

Update from Baker University, Overland Park (KC Metro area)

I am into my second week as Professor and Director (add designer and developer) of the new Instructional Design and Technology Ed.D. program at Baker University's Graduate School of Education and the planning has already begun. I was delighted that the very first piece of mail received last week was the newest issue of TechTrends. This timely July/August 2014 issue of ...

Leaving ESU and moving to Baker University

Earlier this year, I announced that I will step down from the IDT department chair position at Emporia State University. The plan was to teach 3 master's level classes each semester, research, do some writing (and perhaps grants) and just fade away, like an old soldier (see General Douglas MacArthur, 1951) - http://youtu.be/M87s_I-c-Xw?t=7m42s That was the plan ..... until I was approached with...

Will it play in Emporia?

Will it play in Emporia? When discussing how tech will change higher ed, don’t forget small state schools. An interesting piece and title in Slate (especially interesting to those at Emporia State University) by Paula Krebs, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University. She makes some valid points about the importance of small ...

President's Farewell Message

As we begin our 2013 AECT International Convention in Anaheim, the end of my term as president of AECT approaches. This has been an eventful year for our association, its leadership, and most importantly its members. AECT could not exist without its many dedicated members who faithfully serve AECT each year. In an effort to update you on all the work that was carried out this year, I have ...