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.

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