informal workplace learning survey

From Jim Klein, Florida State University:

Dear Instructional Design/Performance Improvement Practitioner,

A team from Florida State University is conducting a research study regarding your perceptions and practices of informal workplace learning. Your input will greatly help us and our survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Follow the link below (or copy/paste the entire URL into your browser) to access the online survey.

Survey link: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_80JylYnrAtHTzsF

Your input is very important to us and will be kept strictly confidential (used only for the purposes of this research project).

Please feel free to pass this survey along to other groups/individuals who you think may be willing to participate. If you have any questions, please send emails to alm06k

Sincerely,

James D. Klein

Walter Dick Distinguished Professor of Instructional Systems

Educational Psychology & Learning Systems

Florida State University

Alison L. Moore

Doctoral Candidate

Educational Psychology & Learning Systems

Florida State University

TBR approves reduced out-of-state tuition for graduate students

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has approved the expansion of the 250-R program – which was initially for undergraduate students only – to include graduate students beginning this fall.

This program offers reduced out-of-state tuition to graduate students who have a permanent address inside a county within a 250-mile radius of the University of Memphis main campus but do not currently qualify for the border county classification or other in-state residency classification.

This opportunity represents a nearly 44 percent reduction in out-of-state tuition for eligible out-of-state graduate students who live outside border counties (DeSoto, Marshall, Tate and Tunica in Mississippi and Crittenden in Arkansas).

With about 1,000 doctoral and 3,000 master’s students, the UoM is the largest graduate school in the Mid-South. “Now that a graduate degree has become a necessity for success in the modern workplace, this sends a clear message to the best and brightest in the whole region that we are their destination of choice for securing a quality graduate education,” said Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, interim dean of the Graduate School. “With our 116 diverse graduate programs, we are well positioned to serve all their needs.”

According to Dhaliwal, the Tennessee Council of Graduate Schools has found that the state produces only about 7,900 Tennesseans annually to fill current workforce demand for more than 10,000 graduate degree holders. Reduced tuition costs and job prospects should attract strong regional candidates to the UofM to help reverse workforce shortages in our metropolitan area.

The plan’s economic benefits to the Memphis region could be significant. Historically, 54 percent of UofM out-of-state graduates remain in the region after graduation. Every $1 million investment in graduate education provides an additional $893,000 in business revenue, an additional $1.2 million in personal income, 22 jobs and about $77,000 in state and local taxes.

TBR Approves Reduced Out-of-State Tuition for Graduate Students

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has approved the expansion of the 250-R program – which was initially for undergraduate students only – to include graduate students beginning this fall.

This program offers reduced out-of-state tuition to graduate students who have a permanent address inside a county within a 250-mile radius of the University of Memphis main campus but do not currently qualify for the border county classification or other in-state residency classification. 

This opportunity represents a nearly 44 percent reduction in out-of-state tuition for eligible out-of-state graduate students who live outside border counties (DeSoto, Marshall, Tate and Tunica in Mississippi and Crittenden in Arkansas).

With about 1,000 doctoral and 3,000 master’s students, the UoM is the largest graduate school in the Mid-South. “Now that a graduate degree has become a necessity for success in the modern workplace, this sends a clear message to the best and brightest in the whole region that we are their destination of choice for securing a quality graduate education,” said Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, interim dean of the Graduate School. “With our 116 diverse graduate programs, we are well positioned to serve all their needs.”

According to Dhaliwal, the Tennessee Council of Graduate Schools has found that the state produces only about 7,900 Tennesseans annually to fill current workforce demand for more than 10,000 graduate degree holders. Reduced tuition costs and job prospects should attract strong regional candidates to the UofM to help reverse workforce shortages in our metropolitan area.

The plan’s economic benefits to the Memphis region could be significant. Historically, 54 percent of UofM out-of-state graduates remain in the region after graduation. Every $1 million investment in graduate education provides an additional $893,000 in business revenue, an additional $1.2 million in personal income, 22 jobs and about $77,000 in state and local taxes.

Graduate Assistant position for Fall

From: Cody Behles cbehles@memphis.edu

Emerging Technologies Instruction Graduate Assistant

The University is seeking an emerging technologies instruction graduate assistant to help develop training opportunities for the University of Memphis community. Successful applicants will have problem-solving and people skills that encourage engagement and facilitate an active learning environment. Applicants should be able to work effectively with a wide range of technologies and be unafraid of trying and failing when presented with a challenge. You are responsible for providing training in the most exciting technologies available at the university to a diverse set of skill levels and backgrounds, which will help develop an environment of innovation among our community members. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Cody Behles:

cbehles@memphis.edu

Among the types of training you will be conducting:

* 3D printing

* circulating technology use

* basic html and coding

* Drone flight academy (we are getting circulating drones through FIT)

* Instructional technologies and tools

* Any additional technologies that they feel competent in

Cody Behles
Emerging Technologies Librarian
University of Memphis
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West Cancer Center Summer Internship in instructional design

Instructional Design Student Internship at the West Cancer Center Job Description: Designs and develops instructional material for employee training courses that support company technical products. Develops entry and advanced level courses for both internal and external audiences through the use of multimedia technology and authoring tools. Job Duties · Works with the Director of Professional Development and Training to convert existing PowerPoint presentations into self paced learning modules. · Uses creative ideas and strategies to present learning concepts to enhance learning · Develops evaluation tools to assess student learning · Collaborates with internal information technology (IT) department to plan delivery system of learning modules. Proficiency Skill Required: · Ability to proficiently and independently work on company provided PC · Microsoft Products- Word & PowerPoint (2007) · Adobe Products – Captivate 8 and Presenter 10 Hours/ Pay · Flexible – Monday thru Friday · 3 days per week (6-8 hours per day) · $12.00 per hour · 8 week employment Applicant encouraged to present portfolio of completed ID projects with resume. For more information: Dr Robert Koch Director of Professional Development and Training The West Cancer Center  <rkoch@westclinic.com>

2015 EdTech Showcase

The IDT department hosted an EdTech Showcase on June 18, 2015.  There were 168 registrants from three different states in the mid-south.  Area teachers showcased ways in which they have used technology in their classrooms to promote higher-order thinking, reflection, and creativity.  Presenters demonstrated apps like Kahoot, Diigo, Creative Book Builder, Notability, and many more. Though teachers had fun learning many different tools for technology integration, they were also challenged to think about how the specific tools can be used and connected back to learning.   They talked about things they could do differently in their school and classroom next year, and how they will be pursuing and sharing the ideas from the showcase.  Phillip Cummings invited the teachers to collaboratively take notes for the showcase using Goggle Docs.  Use the #idtmemphis hashtag to scroll through the tweets.  It was an exciting time full of learning and sharing of technology!

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Collaborative Notes from 2015 EdTech Showcase. 

Memphis Based CTI is Hiring an eLearning Developer

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 Education:   Bachelor’s degree in Instructional System Design, Education or another related field.

Training and Experience:   A minimum one (1) year experience in designing/programming with Adobe Flash and ActionScript or equivalent.  Expert level certifications in Instructional Design, with an emphasis on eLearning. A minimum one (1) year designing interactive eLearning applications for web, desktop, and/or mobile platforms.

 General Skills:    Solid understanding of instructional systems and adult learning theories. Must be proficient in developing training assessments/measurements. Must have experience storyboarding and/or prototyping. Must be able to prioritize tasks, possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, highly organized, ability to handle multiple tasks, detail oriented and work with little to no supervision.

Computer Skills:   Proficient in MS Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher. Proficient with Adobe products such as Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, FlashCaptivate, and ActionScript 3.

 Desired Skills:  Prior teaching experience in a classroom environment. Have a working knowledge of programming principles (variables, functions, arrays) and how to apply them in eLearning activities. Working knowledge of Learning Management Systems and collaboration/social learning tools. Knowledge of SCORM/AICC and student metrics/.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consult with Subject Matter Experts (SME) and peers to determine optimal lesson flow.
  • Perform and/or lead training as required. Establish overall learning objectives and strategies of learning for assigned projects.
  • Design, develop and maintain eLearning applications tailored to meet course syllabi.
  • Leverage the latest interactive learning techniques.
  • Manage assigned eLearning projects designed for web, desktop, and/or mobile platforms.
  • Collaborate with other team members, work on multiple projects simultaneously, participate in team project planning,.

Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

View Job Description Here: http://www.cti-crm.com/cti-employment/elearning-developer/