Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ESU Video Contest - Win an iPad - Let's go for an IDT sweep of all four categories!

Want a chance to win an iPad while having fun showing off your Emporia State spirit? ESU's marketing director is coordinating a video contest for contestants to express "What 'Empowered by E' (Empowered by Emporia State) Means to Me."

Guidelines and Rules HERE


There will be four categories: students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Individuals will be awarded an Apple iPad to the winner in each category. No more than four
iPads will be awarded. Team winners will get restaurant gift


Submissions will be accepted until February 4, 2011. The winner will be decided by February 11, 2011, at 4 p.m. CST. No more votes will be counted after that
time. Marketing and Media Relations will accept submissions immediately.

How does this work?
The final five selections from each category will be placed on ESU's Facebook where the winner will be decided by the number of "likes" it has received. (Watch this page or buzz-in announcement on Dec 04,
2010 for Facebook URL). In the case of a tie, the Director of Marketing
and Media Relations working with a student group will decide on the Best
in Show video. The winning Best in Show video will be placed on the
homepage of ESU's website by the end of February.


2 Minute Rule: Your movie may be two minutes long or less. We are using the common timecode standard, so your movie's length must be equal or less than
02:00:00. This limit includes credits and anything else, which might be
included in your final exported file.

Submission: Umair Abbasi, ESU Webmaster, Campus Box 4060. You can also drop them off at Marketing and Media Relations at 005 Plumb Hall in the basement. Please
leave or send the video with your full name, E number, email
address and your phone number.

Editing Software: You can use any editing software as long as you can give us your movie on a DVD or CD in Quicktime format. A minimum resolution of 640 pixels x
360 pixels is needed.

By entering the contest and sending us your video, you are releasing it for any use by Emporia State University.

Copyrighted Music: You are not permitted to include any copywritten music or performance in your movie. You are welcome to create your own music, but remember it
must be original -- copyrighted music performed by you is still
copyrighted and cannot be used without a signed release from you.

ESU logos: You are welcome to use any of the Emporia State logos found here.

Other Copyrights: In addition to the copyright music guidelines above, you are not permitted to use any copyrighted material of any kind in your films.
Please be very careful. Copyrighted material includes but is not limited
to film clips, television clips, audio clips, video game clips, books,
magazines, etc. Even featuring just the image of an item that is
copyrighted (like the cover) can violate the law so please be extremely
cautious to protect yourself.

Nudity is not permitted. Neither is foul language.

Dangerous Behavior: It is absolutely prohibited for any participant to engage in dangerous, reckless, illegal or otherwise negligent behavior in any aspect of the
creation of your movie. Any such behavior will lead to immediate
disqualification from the competition.

Team Members: You are welcome to form a team. However, if your movie wins, you will have to fight with the others over the one iPad. Or we will award you a
restaurant gift certificate so you can all have dinner on us.

Team Restrictions: ESU alumni, faculty, staff, and students enrolled for Spring 2011 at Emporia State University will be the only members allowed to

Again: Please follow the criteria below:

No profanity. No nudity. No graphic violence. No drug use. No hate speech.


If you have any questions please email: webmaster@emporia.edu

**** 2:00:00 time limit, it will not be judged or screened. ****

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Emporia State IDT alumnus selected as 2011 KS Teacher of the Year

Curtis Chandler (MS in IDT '08) has been named the 2011 Kansas Teacher of the Year. Those of us who have worked with Curtis over the years and have seen his dynamic presentations know exactly why he was honored with this award. Curtis is a model teacher for the integration of technology into the classroom.

Read the article in the Topeka Capital-Journal - http://cjonline.com/news/state/2010-11-20/wamego_man_ks_teacher_of_year

WIBW news (video) - http://wibw.videogenesis.net/watch?v=12976

Monday, November 15, 2010

Library Student Journal - call for manuscripts

IDT Students! How about publishing some of your scholarly work? See below.
Library Student Journal "especially encourages submissions relating to new technologies and future trends." No, were not in library and information sciences....but, we're close enough....and we know a lot about instructional design, training and new technologies.

*Library Student Journal *(LSJ) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal for the fields of library and information science that is student-run and student-written. * Library Student Journal *seeks to publish the best papers from Library and Information Science (LIS) students worldwide, and to serve as a forum for discussion of LIS education, training, career paths, and future trends. Submissions may cover a wide range of topics, but should always relate to and advance the discussion of LIS topics. This is a rapidly evolving field. As such, LSJ especially encourages submissions relating to new technologies and future trends. Papers submitted to the peer-reviewed section of the journal should advance the existing literature with original ideas or original research.

LSJ recognizes that a complete discussion of LIS education requires a number of perspectives and a variety of formats. Along with articles of a scholarly nature, LSJ will also consider letters to the editors, editorials and opinion pieces, reviews of recent LIS monographs, and informational essays.

For more information about submitting work to LSJ, see information for authors on our website:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Emporia State IDT team takes TOP honors at PacifiCorp competition

Again this year, our ESU IDT team was selected as one of the three winning teams and overall winner at the PacifiCorp Design and Development Competition at the 2010 AECT Convention in Anaheim, CA.

Representing Emporia State University's Instructional Design and Technology department, Michael Schwind and teammate Rob Ervin were selected winners 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). During the year-long competition, eleven teams competed in the first round of the
competition and six teams moved forward to the second round, with three teams being selected as winning finalists.

The ESU IDT team of Schwind and Ervin joined the other two winning teams and presented their instructional design solution at the 2010 Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention in Anaheim, CA.
Michael and Rob were awarded the Best Presentation ribbon at the Research and Theory/Design Development luncheon, for having the best overall project and presentation.
All of the IDT faculty were there to cheer-on Michael and Rob during their presentation and to celebrate their victory at the luncheon.

ESU IDT teams have entered the competition three times and have been named a winning finalist three times! For two years in a row, an ESU IDT team has been awarded Best Presentation.

Some history -
2007 - ESU IDT's first team, Sandy Valenti and Steve Harmon are selected as one of the winning finalist teams.
2009 - ESU IDT team, Liz Ermis and Jennifer Gibson are selected as one of the winning finalist teams and are awarded best presentation.
2010 - ESU IDT team, Michael Schwind and Rob Ervin are selected as one of the winning finalist teams and are awarded best presentation.

October 27, 2010 was indeed a proud day in ESU IDT history! Join me in congratulating Michael and Rob on their monumental accomplishment! Better yet, leave them a congratulations comment at our Ning site - http://idtesu.ning.com
on our IDT blog - http://idtesu.blogspot.com or
on our IDT Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/idtesu

Friday, November 5, 2010

IDT Faculty - Excellence Engaged

Being a university professor involves more than teaching. University professors are also expected to excel in scholarly activity and service. They must produce externally reviewed articles/books, make presentations, and perform professional service. Emporia State University regards scholarly productivity as the primary vehicle for faculty development and enhancing the overall quality of the university. The Instructional Design and Technology Department's growing stature has in part been driven by increased faculty scholarship and its link to quality instruction and service to the discipline. Scholarly activity - presenting and publishing research - is an important component of tenure and promotion, but is also important for personal and professional development, as well.

Below, you will find a link to Excellence Engaged - a 44-page booklet (PDF), that lists faculty and staff research and awards. As you will see in the document, IDT faculty members not only deliver quality instruction, but are also (in my opinion) ESU's most productive faculty in terms of scholarly activity and service. Please take a moment to look over the booklet and pay special attention to the pages that list IDT faculty accomplishments (listed below).

State/National Awards/Recognitions
Page 4

Leadership Positions
Page 10

Externally Reviewed Publications
Pages 34-35 (and page 38)

Download a PDF of the document by visiting http://www.emporia.edu/president/documents/excellence-engaged.pdf