Tag Archives: instructional design

Something for everybody in the Spring course offerings

Planning for spring courses starts early with registration already underway. Catalog descriptions can be a bit cryptic, so we are going to share a bit more of our insider information on the elective courses we’re offering this spring. If you … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 Offerings

Registration for Spring 2012 has opened for Information Design & Communication and Information & Instructional Design graduate students, as well as graduate certificate students. As I look over our course offerings for this coming semester, I see a mini-history of … Continue reading

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Bunny Slippers? I Don’t Think So

So our November 1 application deadline is rapidly approaching, and as I renew our department’s ads for our online degree and certificate programs, I am reminded once again of my number one marketing pet peeve: Bunny slippers. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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The “Nifty Factor”

Come on, what’s more fun than a shiny, new toy, right? It seems that much of the marketing of educational technology and instructional tools assumes that trainers and teachers are on a never-ending quest for the next, best thing to … Continue reading

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Social Media and the First Amendment

Last week, the Knight Foundation released its report, “Future of the First Amendment: 2011 Survey of High School Students and Teachers”. It’s a fascinating report, detailing the following Key Findings: 1. Social Media Use Is Related to First Amendment Support … Continue reading

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Agile Course Design

It surprises me sometimes how often we still encounter models of e-learning and distance education that are based upon a transmission model of communication–as though there’s this “stuff” we call knowledge, and our job as faculty is to ram that … Continue reading

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Instructional Design/Information Design

At SPSU, we have offered graduate coursework in technical communication, under one name or another, for over twenty years. For the past two years, however, we have also offered a master’s degree in Information and Instructional Design (MS IID). This … Continue reading

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