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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 ...

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 ...

AECT President's Blog

Reflections on the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) - Kansas City 2014 Conference

Yesterday, I attended the day-long Kansas City ATD 2014 Conference in Overland Park, KS. Being my first ATD-KC conference, here are some of my observations through the lens of someone who has spent many years in higher education: 1. Corporate training and development professionals seem to be keenly interested in finding ways to create a healthier, happier workplace. Paul White's keynote, ...

Coming Soon: Baker University Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology

After 3 months of research, focus group meetings, conversations with friends, colleagues, and former students, I am pleased to announce that we are closing-in on the creation of Baker University's new and innovative Ed.D. degree in Instructional Design and Performance Technology (IDPT). Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology - The online Ed.D. degree in ...

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...