Heading to AECT in November!

We just confirmed our Designers for Learning exhibit at the AECT Convention November 4th - 8th in Jacksonville, FL. Special thanks to Phil Harris for his help! Please stop by our booth at the convention, and see many of our students and faculty participants in several sessions in the program. See you there!

By | September 18th, 2014|Categories: 2014FallGCH, News|Comments Off on Heading to AECT in November!

Designer Assignments Announced

Designer Assignments Announced We hope you found the jump start orientation to be valuable as we move into the design phase of the project. Based on your preferences noted in the first designer reflection, the project assignments have been made (see below and the email sent to the teams with contact information). We did our best to accommodate topic and partner requests, but please touch base with Jennifer or Jill you have any questions or comments about the assignments. Next Steps Now is when the fun starts! Here is the game plan for the next few weeks. Stick with us [...]

By | September 17th, 2014|Categories: 2014FallGCH, News|Comments Off on Designer Assignments Announced

Shawn’s Program News

It was exciting to see a tweet today with a link to a post about Shawn and his faculty sponsor on the University of Minnesota's Learning Technologies Media Lab (LTML) website! It is so great to see the support for Shawn's work and Dr. Pazurek's sponsorship on this project back at his home program! Follow their tweets at: Shawn: Dr. Pazurek: LT Media Lab:

By | September 15th, 2014|Categories: 2014FallGCH, News|Comments Off on Shawn’s Program News

Webinar Recording from September 8th

For those who missed the kick-off LIVE webinar on Monday, September 8th, here is the recording. Please note that some participants dialed in on their phones and their phone numbers appear in the participant list, so I cropped the video to just the slides. Sorry you will miss the video of our smiling faces ... we looked lovely ... trust us :)

By | September 8th, 2014|Categories: 2014FallGCH, News|Comments Off on Webinar Recording from September 8th

Design Motivation

Grace Centers of Hope posted an update today that all 3 of their students who took their first section of the GED yesterday PASSED! What great motivation for our student designers ... and for all of us! Congratulations! 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

By | September 4th, 2014|Categories: 2014FallGCH, News|2 Comments

And … we are off!

For Student Volunteers We are so excited to kick-off of our project today, and thank you for your service! As our first order of business, we will spend the first two-weeks of the project on the Jump Start Orientation. Please head over to our project website at and follow the "Jump Start Orientation" link shown in the top navigation. The purpose of the orientation is to welcome volunteers to the project and to clarify expectations. The Jump Start Orientation is comprised of six sections, including:  Section 1: Project Logistics Section 2: Our Client – Grace Centers of Hope Section 3: Our Client’s Need Section 4: Our Learners [...]

By | September 2nd, 2014|Categories: 2014FallGCH, News|Comments Off on And … we are off!

Service-Learners Announced

New Project Kick-Off We are pleased to announce the kick-off of our next service-learning project facilitated by Designers for Learning!  To follow along with the project, please bookmark our project website at Our pro bono service-learning projects are completed by volunteer college students who are enrolled in instructional design and performance improvement programs. Selected Service-Learners Students were selected as volunteers during a competitive application and review process conducted by the project facilitators, Jennifer Maddrell and Jill Stefaniak. While we had hoped to have sufficient interest to secure 12 student volunteers for this cohort, the recent Call for Volunteers held over the summer resulted in over 20 [...]

By | September 2nd, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Service-Learners Announced

Call for Volunteers is Open!

We are excited to announce the Call for Volunteers for a 15-week service-learning project facilitated by Designers for Learning, an organization that coordinates volunteer service-learning opportunities for instructional design students who seek to gain experience creating instruction, training programs, and other types of performance improvement solutions for nonprofits and other social enterprises. We are accepting applications from students who are enrolled in college instructional design programs and would like to volunteer as part of a 12-person cohort for the upcoming fall 2014 semester. As outlined in the project description, the focus of this service-learning project is the design of open educational resources for adult basic education. While [...]

By | June 18th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Call for Volunteers is Open!