Designers for Learning: A new Call for Volunteers is now open. Deadline Jan 2, 2015

Our next service-learning Call for Volunteers is now open! View this in your browser.
A new Call for Volunteers is now open! The deadline to apply is January 2, 2015.

Call for Volunteers: We are excited to announce the Call for Volunteers for a 15-week service-learning project facilitated by members of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and in partnership with Designers for Learning, a nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteer service-learning opportunities for instructional design students who seek to gain experience creating instruction and other types of performance improvement solutions for nonprofits and other social enterprises. We are now accepting applications from students who are enrolled in college instructional design programs and would like to volunteer as part of a 6-person cohort for the upcoming spring 2015 semester. The service-learning project will be managed by three GSA members, including Jason Engerman (Penn State University and GSA President), Wendy Gentry (Virginia Tech), and Paige Hale (Morehead State University).

Project Description: As outlined in the project description, this is the third iteration of a service-learning project focused on the design of open educational resources for adult basic education. While the long-term goal for this project is to develop an online platform with resources to support the missions of many organizations, those selected to participate on this service-learning project will be volunteers of Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based outreach to homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. Grace Centers of Hope provides a full recovery and rehabilitation campus for homeless men, women, and children, including a one-year residency program for those recovering from drug, alcohol, or other challenging issues. Clients in the residency program who have not earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) are required to take in-house adult basic education classes to prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test in order to stay in the program. Continuing the work of service-learning projects that concluded in 2014, volunteer instructional designers selected for the upcoming 2015 cohort will design and develop instructional resources aimed at preparing adults for their high school equivalency exams, as well as college or new careers.

Why Should Students Apply? By applying to join this cohort of 6 instructional designers, you will have the opportunity to engage in an instructional design service-learning project. This project will help you to hone your design and virtual project management skills, and to gain experience for your resume, CV, or design portfolio. This service-learning project may also enable you to fulfill course, internship, or service requirements within your enrolled college program, and to publish materials as a member of an instructional design team. In addition, your team of volunteer designers will help our nonprofit partners as they assist adult learners who are preparing for high school equivalency exams. Designers selected for the project who successfully meet all project requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion in May 2015.

Application Process: Please see for information about the Call for Volunteers, including application instructions. Applications are due on or before January 2, 2015, and the volunteer selection will be announced January 16, 2015.

Comments or Questions?
Please forward this Call for Volunteers announcement to other students or faculty, and contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time, skills, and knowledge to this important need.
Dr. Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning

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Curriculum Development/Instructional Designer $35/hr

Our client is searching for a curriculum development professional to work on a 6 month project. The consultant will be creating job aids, story boarding and creating training material. Will be charged with creating and/or editing course materials, technical data sheets, and product catalogues. The successful candidate will be able to create visually engaging material by utilizing programs such as InDesign, PowerPoint, and Word for distributor partners, engineers, architects and technical customer service representatives.

· Thomas & Betts and ABB Training Events & Registration:

· Visit T&B Product E-learning Center: Login & Register T&B E-learning Center

Reports to Fawn Hentrel – Sr Manager of Sales Training

Jessica Van Eyck
Executive Recruiter
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Permanent Placement for Logistics, HR, Marketing, & Executive Assistants

6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 216
Memphis, TN 38119
901-415-1768 office
901-240-7381 cell
Job opportunities:
Twitter: @mtownrecruiter

Ithaca-based Instructional Designer Opportunity

eCornell is on the hunt for Ithaca-based Instructional Designers. Job description attached. Must be in Ithaca. Grads preferred, but if you’re currently studying or will graduate soon you could be considered for training-on-the-job or internship in future.

Anyone interested – email me at with your attached cover letter & resume PDFs.

Aubrie Dunn
(315) 528-6377

Instructional Technology Specialist Position

From a Memphis IDT alumna:

Dr. Martindale,

ISC Consulting Group is a small veteran owned business in Sierra Vista, Arizona. The Instructional Solutions Practice has recently celebrated its first anniversary. We are continuing to grow. At this time, we are looking for Instructional Technology Specialists to add to our team of professionals which include a program manager, project managers, subject matter experts, graphic artists, software
developers, system engineers, and instructional system designers. The ideal candidate is highly energetic, self-starting, skilled
professional. Instructional Technology Specialist shall have experience which includes:

Experience with concepts, principles, practices, and/or products related to instructional systems development and
implementation as they pertain to training of adult learners Experience should include knowledge of the Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluation (ADDIE) process and an understanding of Sequential Approximation Model (SAM)
Experience should include the application of learning theory to classroom, online, and blended instruction
Developing and integrating new methods, approaches, and/or procedures related to current and future goals in education, training, course development, interactive multimedia instruction and
instructional technologies
Demonstrate proficiency in instructional technology and course management applications
Leading or participating in the development and
implementation of online courses
Implementing blended learning solutions to support an organizational paradigm shift from instructor-led training to incorporate training at the point of need/demand
Conduct analyses to determine where technology could be used to improve training and education
Able to work with a range of multimedia software and programs including audio, video, and animation online within a LMS or gaming environment

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and evaluate self-paced instruction to include thorough analysis of target audience, design documentation,
storyboards, audio and video scripts, evaluation plans and
instruments, and production of evaluation reports
Use a variety of tools and software to produce interactive multimedia instruction (IMI) products such as technology-based products and training programs to include simulations, videos, animations, web-based applications, and distributed learning (dL) courses
Effectively communicate design ideas and intent with developers and subject matter experts
Basic understanding of development tools
Develop client relations

Required Skills:

A minimum of two (2) years of cumulative experience with concepts, principles, practice and/or products related to
instructional systems development and implementation as they pertain to training and education.
Excellent organizational skills and proven analytical, planning, problem solving and decision-making skills
Excellent written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills Team player in a demanding environment
Secret clearance required

Preferred Skills:

Proficiency in Captivate 7 and Adobe E-Learning Suite Microsoft Office Suite
Basic LMS design and development knowledge (Moodle, Blackboard, Saba, etc)
Understanding of SCORM

More information and the application may be found at the website below.

Thank you,

Jamae Allred
PM/Instructional Systems Designer
Instructional Solutions Practice
ISC Consulting Group

Taylor Poster Presentations

Daniel Taylor (Assistant Professor with the Southern College of Optometry, and IDT doctoral student) will be presenting two posters at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in the Optometric Education category. The citation information is below.

Taylor, D. A. (2014, November). Development of an Online Module for Training Students in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Horner’s Syndrome: The MRKK Method of Instructional Design. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO.

Taylor, D.A. (2014, November). Development of an Online Module for Training Students in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Horner’s Syndrome: Formative Evaluation. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO.

East Tennessee State University Job Announcement

East Tennessee is currently looking to fill a position for the INtopFORM Librarian. The person who is hired must have a  Master’s  degree in either Library and Information Science (from an ALA-accredited program),  Instructional Design, or Instructional Technology.  Applicants can apply through November 7, 2014 at the website listed below.

The INtopFORM Librarian is part of the leadership team for East Tennessee State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which is based on a broad definition of information literacy.  The position is a full-time, 12 month administrative appointment lasting a minimum of four years and reporting to the Dean of Libraries.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve on the INtopFORM leadership team; maintain and enhance INtopFORM website; create and manage online tutorials and faculty development materials; collaborate with faculty to design assignments and modules that fulfill INtopFORM learning objectives; collaborate with INtopFORM team to design and conduct faculty development workshops. QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master’s degree; knowledge of information literacy competencies and standards, experience in a college or university; expertise in instructional design. SALARY: $55,000.

See job description and qualifications at: AA/EOE

Job: Methodist Le Bonheur ID Specialist

See attached:


Justin Keeton
Manager of Organizational Effectiveness, Development & Training Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
251 S. Claybrook, 5th Floor, suite 505
Memphis, TN 38104
901-516-2351 office
901-516-2338 fax

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is proud to once again be named among the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks in the country.

Job announcement at UTHSC — Director of Instructional Technology

Director of Inst. Technology – 1400000133


Job Summary/Essential Job Functions: The Director will serve as the primary resource to faculty and administration within the College of Medicine for integration of technology into the curriculum. The Director will provide leadership in faculty development regarding integration of technology into delivery of instruction by planning and delivering seminars and workshops for faculty and staff on instructional design and the use of technology in instruction.


• Responsible for the integration of technology into curriculum within the College of Medicine.
• Provides and coordinates faculty development on technology and instructional design.
• Responsible for the development and oversight of student computer-based testing process. • Manages student course and clerkship evaluations.
• Provide leadership and consultation in the implementation of new technologies in the Office of Medical Education.
• Plan and deliver seminars and workshops for faculty and staff on instructional design and the use of technology in instruction. • Develop and maintain the College of Medicine webpage.
• Develops resources and supports faculty in the use of multi-media support. • Perform other duties as required.


Master’s degree in Education, Higher-Ed Administration, or Health Care Administration; five (5) years’ experience in educational technology; excellent written and oral communications skills; adeptness at learning and understanding technical programs and concepts; ability to teach and be taught; ability to prioritize; ability to manage multiple projects. Software: Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS Publisher, Marco Media Dreamweaver, FileMaker Pro, PowerPoint, Oracle, Web Calendar, and will be trained on in house software programs. TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED.

Primary Location
Admin-College Of Medicine
Job Posting
Oct 20, 2014, 8:48:42 AM

Human Resources Office
910 Madison Avenue
Suite 722
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-5600
Fax: 901-448-7497

Assistant or Associate Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, University of Memphis

IDT position on WorkforUM:
IDT flyer (PDF):


Assistant or Associate Professor of Instructional Design & Technology Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership

We are seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor for a tenure-track position in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT).

Responsibilities will include
• Conducting research and generating and disseminating new knowledge
• Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses (primarily online)
• Advising doctoral students and chairing dissertation committees (based on qualifications)
• Securing external funding for projects

Our program is recognized nationally for excellence and innovation. Our primary offerings are our master’s and doctoral degrees, which are completely online. We have a Certificate in IDT with tracks in Educational Technology, and Design and Development. We have a strong history of partnering with local companies and organizations, and there are many opportunities to engage with the business and professional community. We have several advanced lab and work spaces for product development and media production. You can learn more about our program and faculty at


Required Qualifications
• A doctoral degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a closely related field, awarded no later than August 15th, 2015
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Desired Qualifications
• Expertise (both in teaching and research interests) in one or more of the following areas: online teaching and course development, e-learning, PreK-12 education, designing instruction in non-school environments (business, non-profit, health care, military, etc.).
• Experience, commitment, and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching online
• Practical, demonstrable experience in project management, consulting, media production, authoring tools, and
instructional design for a variety of environments, audiences, and clients
• Success in scholarly publication
• An identifiable and focused research agenda
• Experience obtaining external funding and managing funded projects

The University of Memphis is a comprehensive, Carnegie-designated “research-extensive” and community engaged public university serving approximately 20,000 students, with an attractive campus environment. The Memphis metropolitan area has a population of over 1,300,000. Memphis features a large tourist industry, major airport, vibrant entertainment scene, abundant parks and recreation, low cost of living, and is the home of organizations such as FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, ServiceMaster, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There are many opportunities for partnerships with industry, cultural, health care, non-profit, and educational entities. Learn more about living in Memphis at:

The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. The successful candidate must meet guidelines of the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.
The University of Memphis, a TBR institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, handicap or veteran status. The successful candidate must meet guidelines of the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.”

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position #002470 is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with excellent opportunities for summer research and/or teaching being optional. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2015. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement. The state of TN currently has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.

Pending available funding, screening will begin November 14th, 2014, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty in August 2015. We anticipate conducting online screening with a short list of applicants, and inviting finalists for an interview in person.
To apply, submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information (email and phone) for three references to No other method of application will be considered.

Your letter of application should specifically address your qualifications for the position. Indicate whether you are applying for Assistant or Associate rank, based on your experience as a scholar. In your letter you should also delineate both your experience and your agenda in terms of research, external funding, teaching, and professional service. Your letter should be limited to one to three pages in length. You may include URLs to publications, projects, etc. but your letter should stand on its own as a comprehensive summary of your scholarly identity.
If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Trey Martindale, at

Revised: University of Memphis Part-time Career Coach Opportunity

Interested in working with students? The following part-time Career Coach opportunity may be for you.

Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center—Career Coach

This part-time position offers the opportunity to work with business majors to support their transition from the classroom to the board room. With a schedule of 20-25 hours per week, the right candidate will get to:

a) Work with students in workshops related to career searches, résumé development, and career topics.
b) Interact and be the “project manager” for the Fogelman student Toastmasters Club—helping with student completion and program needs
c) Manage social media interaction with students for professional development
d) Assist in Professional Development Center events such as Internship Fairs, Social Media workshops, and Career Communications workshops
e) Assist the Director on special projects as needed for student development goals.

Selected candidates should be pursuing at a minimum a graduate degree in a related area and should be a “student-focused” professional.

Résumés should be sent to Dr. Kathy Tuberville,


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