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IDT Students will Compete in Final Round of AECT Design and Development Competition

Emporia State University will once again have a student team in the FINAL Round of the AECT Design and Development Competition! Milton Knopp and Julie La Combe, Instructional Design and Technology graduate students, will be representing ESU at the 2016 Association for Educational Communications ...

Two New Members Join the Instructional Design and Technology Faculty at Emporia State University

After an extensive faculty search, we are excited to announce two new additions to the Emporia State University Instructional Design and Technology Family. Yeol Huh and Sungwoong Lee will be joining the department as assistant professors this August. They will be teaching both undergraduate ...

IDT Professor, Harvey Foyle, Retires

Dr. Foyle began his career at Emporia State University as an adjunct professor in the summer of 1984 and fall of 1986 and became an assistant professor in 1987. He came to the Instructional Design and Technology Department in August of 2000 and has served in the Teacher Education Division, ...

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 ...

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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 ...