Thursday, March 13, 2014

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

http://l2ds.com/wp-content/uploads/08-Goldtak-Center-Masterplan-guangzhou-night-view-from-park-011.jpgThe 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 of about $500 for teaching, free meals and housing, and some free local trips and sightseeing.



Students will experience Chinese lectures and seminars, classroom teaching, school and family visits, historical and cultural field trips and sightseeing, local events and culture involvement.



For more detailed information:
http://www.emporia.edu/oie/study-abroad/summer-programs.html#China           
If interested, contact Dr. Neal Luo: 620-341-5835 or mluo@emporia.edu

Saturday, February 22, 2014

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 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).  The IDT team of Ziang Wang and Yun Lauren Liu (L/R in photo) presented their winning instructional design and development solution at the AECT 2013 International Convention in Anaheim, CA. The 2013 PacifiCorp design and development competition involved having teams of two students design and develop a detailed written solution and oral report in response to a complex instructional design case study.  During the year-long competition, over one dozen international doctoral and master’s degree teams competed in the first round of the competition with 6 teams moving forward to the second round. Three teams were selected as winning finalists and invited to present their solutions at the AECT convention.  ESU IDT teams have achieved finalist status 5 years in a row (6 out of the last 7 years of the competition). As the most recognized association of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology, AECT is the oldest professional home for this field of interest and has continuously maintained a central position in the field, promoting high standards, both in scholarship and in practice.  It provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas for its members and for target audiences; it is the national and international spokesperson for the improvement of instruction. 

Recent ESU IDT history in the competition:
2007 - Sandy Valenti and Steve Harmon -  finalists
2009 - Liz Ermis and Jennifer Gibson - finalists
2010 - Michael Schwind and Rob Ervin - finalists
2011 - Jason Baker and Michael Stewart - finalists
2012 – Qing Zhang and Daniel BaldwinSeung Gutsch and Daphne Tseng – finalists
2013 – Ziang Wang and Yun Lauren Liu – finalists

Thursday, February 13, 2014

IDT-KAECT Conference Program is set. Register to attend, before it's too late!

The program is set for our ESU IDT-KAECT spring conference “Technology Integrated Learning & Kansas College Career Ready Standards” at Emporia State University on Friday, February 21 from 9:00 - 3:30. 

View a PDF of the program listing our outstanding presenters and abstracts of their presentations.

Information regarding registration.

We hope to see you on Friday, February 21st.

Monday, February 3, 2014

KAECT Conference

There’s still time to submit a presentation proposal and register for the upcoming “Technology Integrated Learning & Kansas College Career Ready Standards” KAECT Spring conference to be held on the campus at Emporia State University on Friday, February 21 from 9:00 - 3:30. A correction to previous correspondence, there is a modest conference fee that includes lunch. Information regarding the conference and pricing can be located at the following site: http://kaect.org/conferences/2014-kaect-spring-conference/2014-kaect-spring-conference-description/

The keynote speaker will be Doug Christensen, known as the ‘Assessment Maverick’ by Edutopia.http://www.edutopia.org/douglas-christensen



Friday, January 17, 2014

Jobs (2) - Educational Support Specialist, Washburn University, Topeka, KS




Dale Rusche, IDT alum and Production Coordinator with Information Technology Services-Instructional Services at Washburn Univ. sent the following position announcements for 2 Online Educational Support Specialist Positions at Washburn.  If you are interested in applying, information about how to apply is located at the end of each position announcement.  Review of applicants will begin, February 3rd.

Position 1) Online Education Support Specialist I, Recruitment No. 6180114

Applications are being accepted for an Online Education Support Specialist I position in Information Technology Services.  This position reports to the Online Education Support Coordinator. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

TRAINING
Schedule and provide group and/or one-on-one training sessions to help new and existing faculty effectively learn to use Washburn's learning management system and ancillary technical components supporting online educational programs, e.g., integration of online systems, testing software, mobile applications, analytics software.

USER SUPPORT (Faculty, Students, Staff)
Respond in a timely manner to phone calls, e-mail, and tickets, to assist students, faculty and staff with specific questions and issues related to online education. Meet with students, faculty and staff to provide personal, face-to-face instruction in the use of online course tools and the learning management system to ensure a successful experience with online education at Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology.

Assist Faculty in building, modifying and maintaining their online course(s) in the learning management system (LMS) to ensure they have provided a quality online course to students and have used the tools (LMS) effectively for teaching online courses.  Assist faculty in importing materials (files) to their online course(s) from third party software such as Respondus and/or StudyMate to provide quality online courses to students.

OTHER
Develop and improve existing online materials that outline common procedures for online courses and/or resolutions to common issues to assist faculty and students with their use of online course tools.

Document procedures, changes and other relevant information for use and reference by other Online Education staff providing assistance to system users.

Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:  Graduation from high school or GED.  Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to work effectively with faculty and students with different levels of technical skills.  Ability to work independently, finding solutions to issues.  Customer service experience.  Knowledge of learning management systems (LMS).  
PREFERRED:  Post-secondary or higher education courses and/or college degree.  Customer service experience working with technology.  Troubleshooting skills in relation to PC hardware or software.  Experience working in an educational environment.  Experience with a learning management system - either completing an online course or supporting a learning management system.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Submit a completed Washburn University Employment Application (available at www.washburn.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/forms) to getajob@washburn.edu or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas  66621.  RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Review of applications will begin February 3, 2014.  Entry rate is $15.01 per hour.  Excellent fringe benefits package.  Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 

Position 2) Online Education Support Specialist II, Recruitment no. 3790114

Applications are being accepted for an Online Education Support Specialist II position in Information Technology Services.  This position reports to the Online Education Support Coordinator.  The Online Education Support Specialist II is expected to have a full-time presence on campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

TRAINING
Schedule and provide group and/or one-on-one training sessions to help new and existing faculty effectively learn to use Washburn's learning management system and ancillary technical components supporting Online educational programs, e.g., integration of Online systems, testing software, mobile applications, analytics software.

Work with Instructional Designer to create and update system training materials for faculty; and to develop, update and maintain resources/documentation for faculty and student reference, outlining common guidelines and/or best practices and procedures for Online courses.

USER SUPPORT
Respond in a timely manner to phone calls, e-mail, and tickets to assist students, faculty and staff with specific questions and issues related to online education. Meet with students, faculty and staff as needed to provide personal, face-to-face instruction as needed.

Communicate learning management system status to faculty, staff and students to keep them updated on system availability and issues that might impact their schedules and ability to use online education resources.
Apply an advanced knowledge and level of expertise in regard to the learning management system and online educational tools, analyze and troubleshoot complex problems escalated from Online Education Support Specialists. 

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) ADMINISTRATION
Serve as backup to the Online Education Support Coordinator in assisting with general administration of the LMS including: creating new groups; adjusting course settings, accounts and/or enrollments; course backup and retrieval; and working with vendor(s) to resolve system issues in a timely manner.  Work with the Online Education Support Coordinator and other ITS staff to resolve integrated system issues, plan system upgrades, and outages for maintenance.

RESEARCH AND PLANNING
Research new software and tools pertaining to Online Education, subscribe to appropriate user groups and list-serves, attend conferences and training to remain apprised of new technological developments that might impact Online education.  Applying knowledge and understanding gained from research and education activities, assist in future planning for improvement of Online education at Washburn University.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:   High school diploma or GED and 3 years of experience supporting a learning management system, or a bachelor's degree in a field such as Computer Science, Educational Technology, Technology Administration, Mass Media, or Communication with completion of an online education course or experience supporting a learning management system.  Computer skills including proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point).  Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.  Customer service experience. 
PREFERRED:  Experience working in higher education and providing training in the use of computer software.  Knowledge of databases and queries; and in web page creation, maintenance, and conversion of documents for web pages. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Submit a completed Washburn University Employment Application (available at www.washburn.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/forms) to getajob@washburn.edu or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas  66621.  RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Review of applications will begin February 3, 2014.  Entry rate is $16.40 per hour.  Excellent fringe benefits package.  Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 

Jobs (3) - Learning Consultant, Cerner World Headquarters, Kansas City

IDT alum and employee of Cerner, Gerald Guerrier, shared the following information for 3 opportunities from Cerner (Kansas City). 

This link will take you to their career site (o.k. link doesn't work.  Working on it. Check back. ):  https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/home.aspx?SID=^/W8k6Xl4OjOD611s0fdYI4EUsg69X8pgZOxTWwYMkmbofgvzQqtmlcnceNXj15Fk&sref=s

To search and apply for open positions, please create an account then look for the following positions:

Position 1)  Learning Consultant  
Auto req ID         397BR
Job Title               Learning Consultant
Location               World Headquarters
City        Kansas City
State/Providence            Missouri
Country                United States
Career Level       Professional
Job Function      Learning & Education
Recruiter             Elizabeth Tobias
Org Unit               Catalyst
Job Description                 Cerner Catalyst helps Cerner associates, clients, and business partners become competent quickly in the processes and tasks relevant to their work.  We put what we discover today into use tomorrow.  Innovation in healthcare and technology move at a rapid pace and Catalyst ensures that learning solutions for all audiences are ahead of the curve.

The Leadership Development learning consultant is responsible for coordinating, and delivering learning programs for Cerner’s leaders and managers. This role will have primary responsibility for facilitating learning in the classroom as well as program coordination for one of Cerner’s leadership development programs, as well coordination for some standalone training events.  Additionally, the learning consultant will need to partner with their team and internal clients to design and develop internal learning solutions to enhance our existing leadership and management strategies.  The learning consultant must possess excellent communication skills, model professional leadership attributes, and have a willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities Include:
• Facilitate Leadership Development courses (included but not limited to: New Manager Orientation, Management 201, Crucial Conversations, Situational Leadership, DDI, DiSC, StengthsFinder, etc.)
• Work with Catalyst program manager to coordinate and attend events for leadership development program
• Partner with the HR Associate Development team to coordinate Leadership Development programs and events
• Work with external partners/vendors to identify learning solutions that meet the needs of our Leadership Development programs
• Consult with organizations regarding intact leadership development opportunities
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Catalyst, HR, and all Cerner associates
• Apply the Catalyst learning philosophy and principles (relevant, learn-by-doing, performance-based, just-in-time, and real-time) to all Leadership Development program deliverables
Qualifications     Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Two years of facilitation experience
• Experience delivering, or managing organizational learning programs
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Effective organization skills and attention to detail
• Effective time management and program coordination skills to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
• Ability to learn and apply new skills and concepts quickly
• Ability to network with a wide variety of people, including HR Partners, AR Partners, Executives, non-US associates, and external vendors
• Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
• Ability to work overtime and irregular hours when needed

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 or more years of Cerner and/or industry experience
• Interest in leadership development
• Proven facilitation skills and ability to manage a classroom
• Program coordination and/or program management experience
• Strong Interpersonal and communication skills
• Organizational and analytical skills
Additional Information Cerner Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace. Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Position 2) Learning Consultant
Auto req ID         939BR
Job Title               Learning Consultant
Location               World Headquarters
City        Kansas City
State/Providence            Missouri
Country                United States
Career Level       Senior Professional
Job Function      Learning & Education
Recruiter             Kristy Mickelson
Org Unit               Cerner Ambulatory
Job Description                 The Learning Consultant in Ambulatory is responsible for the overall education for our organization.  This role will be responsible for planning, coordination, development, and delivery of a variety of associate and client education. This can include creating learning plans, collaborating with Executives and Managers to enhance ongoing education, updating webinar training videos and industry topics.  In addition, identify education gaps collaborate with Subject Matter Experts to build content.

In addition, this position is to drive the overall education plans for training Cerner client end users on a variety of solutions.  The Learning Consultant maintains a broad understanding of Ambulatory solutions, learning design best practices, and core team deliverable services and evaluates the effectiveness of learning activities.  The Learning Consultant in Ambulatory possesses excellent communication skills, flexibility and comfort with ambiguity, the ability to work comfortably with technology, an understanding of the learning process, and a willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced, client-facing environment.
Qualifications     Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• At least 1 year of experience designing training materials and curriculum
• Experience facilitating training courses in the classroom setting
• Excellent planning and project management skills
• Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
• Ability to work overtime and irregular hours when needed
• Excellent communication and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Education, Instructional Design or related field 
• Cerner experience of 1-2 years
• Familiarity with, and interest in, the learning process and or training experience
• Ability to work comfortably with technology
• Cerner solution and or experience 
• Clinical background
Additional Information Cerner Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace. Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Position 3) Learning Consultant
Auto req ID         197BR
Job Title               Learning Consultant
Location               WHQ
City        Kansas City
State/Providence            Missouri
Country                United States
Career Level       Entry Level/ Junior Professional
Job Function      Consulting
Recruiter             Kristy Johnson
Job Description                 Learning Consultants are responsible for the planning, coordination, development, and delivery of a variety of internal and external client learning solutions.  These include facilitating client learning plan development sessions, executing client learning plans, conducting learning tasks analysis to identify core content to support learning solution development, developing instructor led training courseware and developing web-based training solutions.  In addition, this position is responsible for training Cerner client end users on a variety of solutions.  Serving as the lead for client end-user training efforts and leading consulting project teams to meet client needs.  In addition, the Learning Consultant maintains a broad understanding of Cerner solutions by learning design best practices, core team deliverable services and evaluates the effectiveness of learning activities.  The Learning Consultant possesses excellent communication skills, flexibility and comfort with ambiguity, the ability to work comfortably with technology, an understanding of the learning process, and a willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced, client-facing environment.
Qualifications     Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
• Possess decision making skills as well as the ability to deal with ambiguity
• Strong analytic and problem solving abilities
• Demonstrates the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work to meet adapating deadlines
• Attention to detail
• Excellent planning and project management skills required
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work overtime and irregular hours when needed
• Ability to travel up to 80% of the time required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Education or related field
• Preferred Cerner experience of 1-2 years
• Familiarity with, and interest in, the learning process and or training experience
• A clinical background
Additional Information Cerner Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace. Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jobs (2) - Instructional Designer - Kansas State University Libraries and Biosecurity Research Institute

Instructional Designer
Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Instructional Designer.  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or M.S. in Educational Technology or M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs.  EOE. Background check required.

Instructional Designer
Biosecurity Research Institute: Instructional Designer- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, curriculum and instruction, instructional design, communications, life science or related field, experience in communication and education required, Master’s degree in Instructional design or related discipline, experience managing training/educational programs and in development of educational materials preferred, term position. Screening of applications begins February 10, 2014 and continues until position is filled. For position announcement see:http://www.bri.ksu.edu/employment/

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