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Emporia State University IDT Blog

ESU Collaboration Results in STEM Teacher Training Grant

Dusti Howell, Ph.D., will serve as the SMASH Project Director Emporia, KS – Emporia State faculty were notified late last week they were successful in obtaining a nearly $200,000 grant. Faculty in The Teachers College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were notified they ...

2014 AECT International Convention Proves Productive for IDT Faculty and Students

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IDT Scholarship Fund Closes in on Endowment Level

It was less than a month ago when we first posted that we were getting close to endowment level on our scholarship fund. As of today, we are less than $400 away from reaching our endowment level of $10,000. If you would like to help us reach our goal balance, please go to ...

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 ...

AECT President's Blog

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 ...