Join Us Wednesday, December 4th for our next live webcast!

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Please join us at http://designersforlearning.org/live for our next Designers for Learners webcast on Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. CST. Here is the start time in your area: http://bitly.com/1aN32cy. The webcast will focus on opportunities to develop service-learning and Open Educational Resource (OER) projects to support General Educational Development (GED) test preparation. Our guests for the webcast have extensive […]

Designers for Learning Webcast 11

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Jennifer Maddrell was joined in this webcast by Dr. Monica Tracey, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at Wayne State University. Monica discussed her experiences designing and facilitating service-learning projects in her classes. In addition, she shared her perspectives on the practice of instructional design and designer decision-making based on her research and current design projects, as well as from her prior experience as the owner of a performance consulting and instructional design firm. See Monica’s bio at http://bitly.com/monicatracey

Join Us Monday, November 18th for our next live webcast!

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Schedule Update: Join Us Monday, November 18th for our next live webcast! Please join us at  http://designersforlearning.org/live for our next Designers for Learning webcast on Monday, November 18th at noon CST. For the start time in your area:  http://bitly.com/1cM1tTG. Once the webcast is underway, the stream will be broadcast at  http://designersforlearning.org/live.  In addition, feel free to […]

See you at AECT!

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Designers for Learning is an exhibitor at the 2013 AECT International Convention in Anaheim, CA. Stop by and chat about how Designers for Learning works with faculty and students to pair with nonprofits in service-learning projects!

Designers for Learning Webcast 10

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In this webcast on EdTechTalk.com, Jennifer Maddrell was joined by Maureen Barry, a librarian at Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. Maureen is on the planning committee for a 2014 colloquium about libraries and service-learning to be held in Santa Clara, California. Maureen discussed the colloquium, as well as other service-learning initiatives she has designed.

Join Us August 28th for Next Live Webcast!

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Please join us Wednesday, August 28th at noon EDT for our next Designers for Learning webcast at EdTechTalk.com. See the start time where you live: http://bitly.com/d4lAug28 To view the live stream of the webcast, please head over to http://edtechtalk.com/live/D4L Our guest this week is Maureen Barry, a librarian at Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, […]

Designers for Learning Webcast 9

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Holly Groder and Kaye Rabel were our guests this week at EdTechTalk.com. Holly and Kaye are graduate students in the Instructional Design and Technology program at Old Dominion University. Both recently completed pro bono projects with clients in a Consulting Skills for Instructional Designers course. They discussed their experiences working with real clients in authentic applied learning projects conducted outside the safe haven of the classroom. Based on their experiences, as well as their perspectives as instructional designers, they contemplated how similar service-learning projects could support students in online or blended courses.

Designers for Learning Webcast 8

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Richard West joined Jennifer Maddrell in a live webcast at EdTechTalk.com to discuss his perspective on how to design and support environments for fostering collaborative innovation, including his research on studio learning opportunities. Rick is an Assistant Professor in the Instructional Psychology & Technology department at Brigham Young University.

Designers for Learning Webcast 7

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Dr. Trey Martindale joined our live webcast on EdTechTalk.com to discuss the instructional design consultancy established within the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) program at the University of Memphis … see http://www.memphis.edu/idt/consulting/ … From the mission statement of the consultancy, the program equips IDT students for successful careers in e-learning, instructional design, and educational technology through practical experience with real clients. Trey is an Associate Professor in the University of Memphis IDT program…. see http://treymartindale.com/about/

Designers for Learning Webcast 6

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Robert Squires joined our live webcast on April 12, 2013 at EdTechTalk.com to discuss his perspective on designing learning opportunities for online students. Robert is the Director of Instructional Design and Technical Support at the University of Montana UMOnline – School of Extended and Lifelong Learning. See … http://umonline.umt.edu/administration/default.php

Designers for Learning Webcast 5

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Dr. Jay Wilson joined our live webcast on EdTechTalk.com to discuss his efforts to facilitate authentic learning opportunities for his students. Dr. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. See Dr. Wilson’s bio at http://www.usask.ca/education/people/wilsonj.htm

Designers for Learning Webcast 4

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This Designers for Learning On Air Event at EdTechTalk.com was held on Monday, March 25, 2013. Dr. Molly Duggan joined our live event to discuss her perspective on designing applied learning opportunities for students studying online. Dr. Duggan is an Assistant Professor of Community College Administration at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville, North Carolina. See Dr. Duggun’s bio at http://asheville.lr.edu/molly-duggan

Designers for Learning Webcast 3

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This Designers for Learning On Air Event on EdTechTalk.com was held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Beth Oyarzun joined our live event to discuss her perspectives on applied learning opportunities for instructional designers. Beth has over 16 years of teaching experience and currently supports University of North Carolina Wilmington faculty in their eLearning office. Beth is also in the final stages of completing her PhD in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University.

Designers for Learning Webcast 2

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In this live webcast recorded at EdTechTalk.com on February 4, 2013, Dr. Kristina Lambright joined us to discuss her research on service learning. Kristina is an Associate Professor at Binghamton University. Her full profile is available at http://www2.binghamton.edu/ccpa/public-administration/faculty/lambright.html

Designers for Learning Webcast 1

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On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, the Designers for Learning project kicked off with our first webcast. Dr. Richard Schwier, professor of Educational Technology and Design at the University of Saskatchewan, joined our first discussion. The chat transcripts and audio recording of the webcast can be found at our online studio space at EdTechTalk.com.

Impact Engine Community Day

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On January 8th, Impact Engine held their Community Demo Day in Chicago. The purpose of the event was to showcase their first cohort of early stage companies, each setting up for-profit businesses to address social and environmental challenges. A question to explore … What problems / opportunities / needs do these organizations have that could be addressed by the instructional design community?