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Leaving ESU and moving to Baker University (a note from Dr. Childress)

Earlier this year, I announced that I will step down from the IDT department chair position at ESU. 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) - ...

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 by Paula Krebs, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University. She makes some valid points about ...

See China this Summer! Study Abroad Opportunity with Stipend and Free Accommodations

The Teachers College and the Office of International Education (OIE) is offering an exciting three-week study abroad opportunity to all ESU graduate and undergraduate students in China (Guangzhou), this coming summer 2014. Students who participate in the study abroad will be offered a stipend ...

ESU IDT Team Presents Winning Instructional Design Solution at International Competition

Anaheim, CA – For the 5th consecutive year, a team from Emporia State University’s Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) master of science program was chosen as a finalist in the PacifiCorp International Design and Development Competition, sponsored by Pacific Power and the ...

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 ...