Saturday, December 17, 2011
By next summer visitors to Science City will be exploring how mechanical power is transformed into energy — by running in giant hamster wheels to generate electricity.
That fun yet educational concept by juniors and seniors at Olathe North High School won top honors at the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains competition. It also earned them $50,000 and the privilege of seeing their project, “Unplugged,” installed as a working exhibit in Science City at Union Station.
Kansas City Star article and video at - http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/21/3278497/olathe-north-wins-battle-of-the.html
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Dr. James Paul Gee is a Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies
at Arizona State University. He is also a member of National Academy for Education. Professor Gee has published numerous articles and books on the topic of designing games for learning. His recent books “What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy” and “Good Video Games and Good Learning: Collected Essays” are highly acclaimed resources for designers to learn the foundations of game designs.
Sponsored by AECT
Register at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/e9n5mre1h9zx
Monday, November 28, 2011
Co-taught by Dr. Dusti Howell (ESU IDT) and Dr. Rob Gibson (ESU TCS)
Enroll today! (This course may be used as an elective for your IDT MS program)
In this class we will begin by making adjustments to current apps before creating our own apps. Next, we'll follow step-by-step directions to build simple apps. We will then style an app so that it looks good and users can easily navigate through it. Also, we will learn to use the touch screen, the accelerometer, shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way!
NOTE : This class requires users to have an Apple computer running Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) or Lion (OS 10.7). PC computers running Windows OS can not run the Xcode 4 software used in this class. There is a bit of programming involved in this class. Previous knowledge of programming is helpful but not required.
The course book and online videos are fantastic at showing the user step-by-step directions on creating apps.
A few Apple laptops may be loaned to users for this class. Please email Dusti Howell (email@example.com) for more information.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
So, grab your alternate PIN - GR1210 and log into BUZZIN!
Registration information from the Office of Distance Education
Download our spring 2012 course flyer
Start planning now and set those alarms. Classes WILL fill quickly!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
The Technology Horizon: What’s Ahead for Education?
This year's SIDLIT theme focuses on The Horizon Report: 2011 Edition which lists key trends and emerging technologies with an anticipated 1-5 year "time-to-adoption" for education. The report is available at: http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/HR2011.pdf.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The SIDLIT 2011 Steering Committee is now accepting proposals for 50- minute presentations on issues or topics related to distance learning, instructional technology, and adaptive technology.
Presentations related to the five trends listed in the 2011 Horizon Report (Electronic Books, Mobiles, Augmented Reality, Game-based Learning, Gesture-based Learning, and Learning Analytics) will be given priority. Proposals for hands-on training to be offered in a computer lab are welcome. Once logged in and registered, you can submit proposals at http://c2conline.org/node/add/sidlit-session
DEADLINE: May 6, 2011 The SIDLIT Planning Committee will review all proposals and presenters will be contacted by May 12, 2011.
Innovation in Teaching Award
This award goes to a faculty member who best incorporates creative and innovative teaching strategies in his or her courses, defined as someone who:
Creates student-focused, learning-oriented innovations in technology to facilitate learning.
Demonstrates best practices in online course design including innovative strategies that actively engage students.
Actively pursues avenues for personal continuous improvement to facilitate the uses of technology in online learning.
Outstanding Technical Support Staff Award
This award goes to a support person who best exemplifies customer service and outstanding performance in assisting faculty with the use of technology in instruction, defined as someone who:
Creates an environment for educational technology exploration, innovation, and usage among faculty and students.
Creates an environment of listening to determine the student and faculty needs and requirements for utilizing technology effectively.
Exemplifies customer service in assisting those using instructional technology.
Actively seeks input into the support process to improve the use of instructional technology.
The Jonathan Bacon Outstanding Leadership Award
This award goes to someone who has "pushed the envelope" at any level in support of instructional technology, defined as someone who:
Sets organizational direction or climate to create an innovative, technology-based student-centered learning oriented climate.
Encourages or uses key comparative data and information to track student learning to support operational and strategic decision making for learning innovation
Promotes diverse ideas among faculty and students to enhance a culture of technology usage.
Stays up to date on learning technology innovation and promotes funding streams to support growth to improve student learning.
Please send award nominations to Meg McGranaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE: May 6, 2011
Curtis Chandler (IDT alum) - Sharing knowledge— Curtis Chandler, Kansas Teacher of the Year
Derrick Richling (IDT alum) - 2010 Outstanding Recent Graduates
Michael Schwind and Rob Ervin (IDT students) - Another prize-winning instructional design
View the entire online version
or download the PDF
Quest ESU Research Magazine features -
Dr. Jane Eberle (IDT faculty) - A Fistful of Robots
Click below to view the entire magazine.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
If there is one online video that you choose to view this year, I urge you to view this one - and then share it far and wide.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Interested in presenting at the 2011 AECT International Convention, November 9 -12, 2011?
YOU can join ESU IDT faculty in sunny Jacksonville, Florida!
Share your expertise and knowledge with your peers, with those new to the field, and with professional practitioners and researchers representing multiple disciplines.
More information at - http://www.aect.org/events/call/
This year’s convention theme is Celebrate 3.0: Design.Learn.Community. The rapid evolution of Web 2.0 technologies has generated a level of communication and interaction never before possible. In response, AECT 2011 seeks to explore the transformational potential that these innovations hold for education, as well as share current research and best practices related to these developments.
Proposals Close – February 15th, midnight (EST), 2011
The review process by divisions and affiliates will be completed within six weeks of the closing date for proposals.
How about continuing the ESU IDT legacy in the PacifiCorp competition?
The AECT/PacifiCorp instructional design and development competition problem is posted and ready for for a solution! http://www.aect.org/pacificorp/archives/2011/PacifiCorp_2011_Problem_Statement.pdf
(The first submission is only 1500 words - that's less than some of you write in Facebook every day!) The deadline for the first round of submissions is April 15, 2011. http://www.aect.org/pacificorp/ Thus far, we have one team. I would love to have MORE than one team represent ESU this year!
Now is a great time to participate in this challenging and skill-developing competition. The problem statement (along with other information about the competition) can be found on the competition website at http://www.aect.org/pacificorp/ Abstracts for Round 1 are 1500 words and outline a proposed solution to the problem. Find a partner and show the world your awesome instructional design skills!
Contact Dr. Childress or Dr. Colorado, if interested.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Albert Taylor Hall in Plumb Hall
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
|Born and raised in China and now a professor at the University of Oregon, Zhao bases many of his observations on extensive research and firsthand experience as a student in China and as a parent of children attending school in the United States.|
At a time when globalization and technology are dramatically altering the world we live in,
is education reform in the United States headed down the right path? Are schools emphasizing
the knowledge and skills that students need in a global society? Are education
systems in China and other countries really as superior as some people claim?
In this presentation, Dr. Yong Zhao addresses these and other questions.. His unique perspective leads him to conclude that American education is at a crossroads and we need to change course to maintain leadership in a rapidly changing world.
Co-sponsored by ESU Special Events Board, Academic Enhancement Grants,
Phi Delta Kappa, & the Department of Instructional Design & Technology.