Instructional Design & Technology Programs

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Instructional Design & Technology

Masters Project Call for Clients

The faculty of Emporia State's Instructional Design and Technology program would like to invite you to participate as a client for the Masters Projects.

Our goal is to give our students a real-world experience while applying the Instructional Design (ID) process, as well as exposing them to potential clients and employers.  

Spring 2019 Masters Presentations

Past clients have included:

  • Emporia State University (various departments and individuals)
  • University of Kansas, Center for Public Partnership and Research
  • Leadership Emporia
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Bartlett International Consulting Group
  • AIB International
  • National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF)
  • Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
  • SchwindTEC
  • Strategic Knowledge Solutions, Inc. (SKS)

As a client, you will:

  • Write up a Request for Proposal (RFP) outlining your instructional/training need and the instructional problem it addresses (see additional requirements below).
  • Participate on the student’s project committee as a client, giving feedback throughout the semester and working with a student on the Instructional Design and Development process and timeline established at the beginning of the project. This includes:
    • Agreeing to a project timeline and helping the student meet due dates
    • Giving information to help the student analyze your audience and content
    • Serving as the Subject Matter Expert (SME)
    • Helping the student find an audience to pilot or fully implement the instructional solution as well as evaluate the instructional solution (through pilot or implementation)
    • Attend the Masters Project Presentations on Friday, December 13, 2019 in the Visser Hall Atrium at Emporia State University, in Emporia, KS
    • Serving as a reference for the student as a past client if requested.

As your Instructional Designer, the student will:

  • Use the ID process to design, develop, and implement (pilot or full implementation) an instructional solution to address your need
  • Consult with you throughout the process
  • Present a finished instructional solution complete with pilot test results and recommendations by the end of the semester

If you are interested, please contact Zeni Colorado-Resa with your intention to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) as soon as possible. 

RFPs are due by 11:59PM CST on Friday, August 16, 2019. Your submission of an RFP does not guarantee your proposal will be assigned to a student. This will depend on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the number of proposals received, the quality of the proposals, and students’ willingness to work on the proposal.

Note: If the scope of your project is too large for a student to manage within a semester, there might be a readjustment of the scope based on mutual agreement between the client and the student.

Request for Proposals must include:

  • Name of Client/Organization
  • Brief description of the client
  • Brief description of the audience
  • Description of the instructional problem or scenario, including scope (please keep the scope within a feasible range – a project that can be finished within a semester along with the ID process and course requirements)
  • Requirements:  What specific items should the proposal/instructional solution address? This should include required or requested technology if known.