The St. Jude Cure4Kids for Kids Explorer App is now on the Apple Store

Via our friends at St. Jude. A very interesting educational app.

Developed as part of the St. Jude Cancer Education Outreach program (Cure4Kids for Kids), The St. Jude Cure4Kids Jr. Health Explorer is an interactive iPad app that teaches children about science and healthy living. The educational content presented in this app is divided into three modules. Each module employs an illustrated book written at a grade 3-5 reading level, a quiz to test their knowledge, video clips of experts from St. Jude, and an interactive activity. These modules are designed to reach children with a variety of learning styles and backgrounds as well as to encourage children to think critically through problem solving and scientific inquiry.

ID Jobs with Advanced Business Learning

Advanced Business Learning ( has a contract with the Naval Base in Millington and are looking for full time instructional designers. They will need 1-2 Sr. instructional designers, 3-4 instructional designers, 1 project manager, and 1 graphics/desktop publishing person. The contract is for one year (because the military requires renewals after each year) and they anticipate it will be longer. Those hired will work on base or possibly remotely. Contracts begin September 23, but they want to interview/hire now because security clearance is required and that could take several months.
For more information, contact Dr. Carmen Weaver:

IDT GSA April Events

The GSA is hosting two great events this month. The first is a webinar on April 15th with Leonard Cochran and Steve Aronson, two locals in the field. They will be discussing learning through professional organizations. Then, on April 19, local GSA members will meet for lunch and a guided tour of Baptist College of Health Sciences. This tour will be led by Joe Sweeney. He will discuss what he does daily as an instructional designer.

Thanks so much for your support of our GSA!

Dr. Carmen L. Weaver
Instructional Design and Technology
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Memphis
421 C Ball Hall
Phone: (901) 678-1432
Fax: (901) 678-3881

Coordinator II job at UTHSC Memphis

Two Instructional designer positions with the University of Memphis

From Roy Bowery (

The Service Desk has posted the two new instructional designer positions.

They told me today these positions will serve to ensure quality in the actual design of online instruction.

Roy Bowery
Assistant Dean
Extended Programs

Instructional Designer, University of Memphis

Honors Assembly

Honors Assembly is an annual university event in which outstanding students from across the university are recognized for their accomplishments.  Each year, IDT honors one Master’s student and one doctoral student who have demonstrated an outstanding record in coursework, research, service, and the promotion of the IDT program.

This year’s recipients are doctoral student Dorian Brown and Master’s student Raina Burditt. The awards will be presented at Honors Assembly on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Please join us in congratulating these two remarkable students.

3D Lab Student Volunteer Call

From Cody Behles:

The 3D printer lab in the library is getting ready to start and I am now soliciting volunteer students. If any of your students would be interested in volunteering please invite them to a meeting in McWherter 225 on March 4th at 4:00.

Here is the link to the event:

If you are interested in incorporating the lab into classes please let me know and we can talk more about that. Also, please share this with others who might be able to reach interested students. Thanks, Cody

Cody Behles
Emerging Technologies Librarian
University Libraries
126 Ned R. McWherter Library
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee USA 38152

Learning Systems Consultant position open at International Paper

Learning Systems Consultant position open at International Paper. Applicants can apply online at

· 5-8 years experience with Learning Technology and eLearning implementations, administration, and support
· Learning Management Systems administration, support and troubleshooting experience required.
· Instructional design experience, preferably in an eLearning environment.
· Experience with virtual classroom and other eLearning delivery systems (i.e., WebEx, AT&T Connect, Live Meeting, etc.)
· 2 years of customer service experience in support of Learning Management and Learning Content Management Systems and other supporting technology and systems (i.e., SumTotal, SuccessFactors, Xyleme, SharePoint, SAP, etc.) · Excellent verbal and written communications skills. · Vendor management experience
· Project management experience
· Training delivery experience (instructor-led and virtual instruction) · Report development experience (Crystal Reports, BIDS, SQL, etc.)
· Familiarity with eLearning development standards including SCORM 1.2, 2004, and TinCan API; and/or AICC.

· Experience with authoring systems and web design software and programs (HTML, XML, Flash, Captivate, Articulate, Photoshop) that facilitate elearning creation.

· Change management experience.
· Bachelor’s degree required.
· Travel when required.

Two Instructional Design positions with OrgWide in Collierville TN

Please contact Jim Hartigan below ASAP if interested.

Jr. Instructional Designer/Developer – Orgwide Services

This “apprentice” type position will receive plenty of guidance/supervision from a senior member of the Orgwide team. The ideal candidate will have proficient writing skills (use of correct grammar, punctuation, active voice, etc.) and be capable in assisting with content analysis and the identification of various content types—fact, concept, procedure, process, principle. Candidate will have the ability to create job aids and basic training documents (Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills) as well as experience in writing learning objectives (specific, measurable, observable). The ideal candidate will possess an “eye for detail” and good communication skills (project status and follow-up). Technical skills (Storyline, Articulate Presenter, and/or Captivate) are a big plus, but don’t fear – we recognize these might be hard to find at this skill level and we’re willing to train. Work hours are very flexible as the position is primarily “deadline driven.” Wage range is $15 to $25 per hour depending upon skills and abilities.

Sr. Instructional Designer/Developer – Orgwide Services

This “client facing” position will contribute with little supervision (can work independently). The ideal candidate will possess excellent technical writing skills and instructional design skills (able to understand and follow our Course Development Methodology). The candidate will be able to take on assignments for online, instructor-led, and/or virtual instructor-led training projects and works directly with subject matter experts to gather content. Good project management skills, problem solving skills, and research skills (for developing content) are required. Technical skills with one or more of our preferred authoring tools – Storyline, Articulate Presenter, Captivate, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, etc. is preferred and highly valued. Work hours are very flexible, with the exception of client meetings/conference calls, etc. Wage range is $25 to $40 per hour depending upon skills and abilities.

Jim Hartigan
Chief Business Development Officer & Partner

71 Peyton Parkway, Suite 100
Collierville, TN 38017
office: 901.850.8190 Ext. 230
mobile: 901.628.6586


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