Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More coverage of ESU IDT's PacifiCorp team

The Emporia Gazette had a nice article about Liz and Jennifer's prize-winning solution for the AECT-PacifiCorp competition. Check out the .pdf of the article at - http://www.emporia.edu/idt/pacificorp/2009/Gazette_11-14-09_6.pdf

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Leonard Marcus Lecture - Leonard Marcus - 11/18-19 - Visual Literacy/Children's Books

For those of you who are interested in visual literacy and/or children's books (and who are in the Emporia, KS area - or who are insanely rich and would like to fly in especially for this event)

More information - http://www.emporia.edu/jones/lecture.htm

Flyer - http://www.emporia.edu/jones/jdl09-marcus.pdf

The Jones Distinguished Lecture Series at Emporia State University and the ESU Archives are proud to present children's book historian and author, Leonard Marcus, at ESU on Wednesday and Thursday, November 18 and 19, 2009. Mr. Marcus will present a lecture titled "A New Deal for the Nursery: Golden Books and the Democratization of American Children's Book Publishing." The lecture will take place at 7:00 p.m. November 18 in the Kanza Room, Memorial Union, ESU. Preceding the lecture, Mr. Marcus will be the guest at a reception from 6:00 to 6:50 p.m. in the Flint Hills Room of the Memorial Union. Books will be available for sale during this time, and a book signing and refreshments will be available immediately following the lecture. On November 19 at 3:00 p.m., Mr. Marcus will present a lecture for educators, librarians, and students titled "Minders of Make-Believe: or, Children's Book History in Ten Giant Steps from the New England Primer to Harry Potter." This lecture will be held in Visser Hall 330, ESU. In addition, a special exhibit of original Caldecott-winning artwork from the ESU Archives' May Massee collection will be featured beginning November 18. The exhibit will take place in the May Massee Gallery, 3rd floor, William Allen White Library, ESU. All events are free of charge, and everyone is cordially invited to enjoy a glimpse of children's book publishing history.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Big news from the AECT-PacifiCorp ID Competition

Big news about the AECT - PacifiCorp international instructional design and development competition.... and something else to shout from the mountain tops!

Representing Emporia State University's Instructional Design and Technology department, Liz Ermis and her teammate Jennifer Gibson were recently selected as finalists in the PacifiCorp design and development competition (which involves having teams of two students design and develop a detailed written solution and oral report in response to a quite complex instructional design case study).

They joined the other finalist teams and presented their instructional design solution on October 28, 2009 at the 2009 AECT International Convention in Louisville, KY. Being selected as a finalist team basically means that they are winners in the competition, along with the other two teams.

To top it all off, Liz and Jennifer were awarded the Best Presentation Award (grand prize award) at the Research and Theory/Design Development luncheon, for having the best overall project and presentation. Emporia State was the talk of the conference. (I think this puts to rest some folks' concerns about the quality and rigor of online programs, don't you? :)

Here's more info. from the competition website.
General guidelines.
The problem statement that they addressed is here.