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!
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 [...]
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: https://twitter.com/shawnhaag27 Dr. Pazurek: https://twitter.com/pazureka LT Media Lab: https://twitter.com/LTMediaLab
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 :)
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 http://studio.designersforlearning.org/ 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 [...]
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 http://studio.designersforlearning.org/. 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 [...]
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 [...]