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


 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/.


  • 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/

IDT’s First Annual Last Lecture

The IDT Program hosted its first annual Last Lecture. During the Last Lecture, graduating students shared their experience in the program. Six graduates; Betty Houston, Kim Treftz, Dorian Brown, Joe Sweeney, Laura Wolf, and Sharon Clark all volunteered to speak. Each graduate spent five minutes sharing their favorite memory, their most challenging moments, the most important thing they’ve learned, and some tips for those students yet to graduate. There were more than forty faculty, alumni, and students in attendance, and six people attending virtually. You may click the links below to see some of the Last Lecture notes and presentations. The IDT department also honored the 2014-2015 Outstanding MS and Doctoral students, Kim Pruitt and Tracy McAllister, at the event. Past graduates were also recognized.

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 Kim Tref’s Presentation

Dorian Brown’s Presentation

Betty Houston’s Presentation

Joe Sweeney’s The Seven Stages of Dissertation

In conjunction with the Last Lecture presentation, the IDT Program hosted a retirement celebration in honor of Dr. Deborah Lowther. Alumni traveled from as far as Texas to shower Dr. Lowther with love and appreciation for all her contributions to IDT Memphis. The IDT GSA presented Dr. Lowther with a plaque and a gift as a token of their gratitude for her service. The IDT department presented Dr. Lowther with a digital scrapbook. The scrapbook will be printed into a hard copy memory album, and will include pictures from various IDT events over the years as well as farewell messages from all in attendance. It was a great evening spent laughing and reflecting. It was a terrific Last Lecture and we look forward to the many lectures to come.

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“On behalf of the IDT Graduate Student Association, we present this token that symbolizes the legacy you have blessed us with. The doves represent knowledge and love in equal measure, for your scholarship and teaching has always been grounded in your compassion. The flowers represent the fruits of your labor that will continue to bloom and grow in the lives of your students. We are grateful for the service that you have given us and will strive to honor you as we continue on our journeys. We love you and will miss your presence on campus, but we will carry you with us always. Thank you.”

INTERNSHIP: Website and Social Media Development

[on behalf of Stephan Blatti]

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Website and Social Media Development Internship

This paid internship represents a unique opportunity to play a leading
role in working to enrich the cultural life of the Memphis community.

*Position Title*

Website and Social Media Development Intern

*Organization Information*

The//Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH) promotes
interdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities at the
University of Memphis (UM) and in the wider community. Its various
initiatives—including an array of lectures, faculty seminars, fellowship
programs, and support for visiting scholars—are designed to encourage
scholarly collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. MOCH works to
promote the university’s scholarly resources in Memphis and throughout
the Midsouth, by supporting programming that stimulates broad interest,
fosters a vibrant intellectual culture, and helps cultivate community

*The Project*

This summer, MOCH will embark on an exciting project to develop a new
“Humanities Hub” website and social media strategy. The main purpose of
this effort is to provide a highly visible, widely accessible
clearinghouse of information about humanities-related programming,
scholarship, and initiatives underway at institutions throughout the
city and region. Integral to this work will be a unified social media
strategy involving Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. The audience for
this effort is anyone interested in history, languages, philosophy,
English literature, and related disciplines and activities; this
includes members of the public, as well as faculty, staff, and students
at UM and other area institutions.

*Qualifications and Responsibilities*

We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled, and creative individual
to work in close collaboration with the MOCH Director and UM staff to
develop, launch, and test the website and social media strategy
described above. Expertise in web-design, IT, and social media is
essential. Graduate and professional students preferred; experienced
undergraduate students welcome to apply. The ideal candidate will also
have experience in some or all of the following areas: graphic design,
marketing, and/or public relations. A passion for the arts and
humanities is a plus.

*Internship Terms*

This is a paid internship position. The internship period runs from June
1 through July 31, 2015. The recipient will receive $1500 (in two
monthly installments) for approximately 15 hours of work per week.

*How to Apply*

Send (1) resume, (2) cover letter, and (3) samples of previous work (if
available) to Dr. Stephan Blatti (blatti@memphis.edu
<mailto:blatti@memphis.edu>). Please use the subject heading “MOCH
Internship.” Application deadline: Monday, May 25, 2015.

MOCH Website and Social Media Internship.pdf