New Learning Technologies Conference Call

Orlando 2007
New Learning Technologies Conference
Sheraton World Resort
Orlando, Florida
January 31st thru February 2nd, 2007

Call for Papers
Submit by: September 15, 2006

Abstracts for presentations from professionals in industry, government, military, and academia are solicited to provide a comprehensive program on training and learning technologies currently being implemented as well as those in development for future application. Attendees are particularly interested in presentations of case studies which identify the training or learning challenge and then describe the use of specific technology or technological approaches to resolve the problem. Other preferred presentations are those which involve clients or customers who have been involved in the needs and analysis and “solution implementation”. Continue reading

Two episodes at “Now You Hear Me…”

Once again (as usual, really) I’ve forgotten to mention two new episodes at Now You Hear Me…

Doing ID is like eating sausage
Friday, August 25, 2006
I’ll leave the title hang there for the stinger. In this episode, we open a conversation about what instructional designers do that isn’t really ID — or anything you’ll find in the textbooks.

Hill numbers and communicating intent

Wednesday, August 16, 2006
In North Dakota (and presumably elsewhere), high school students mark the hills with stone lettering, announcing their year of graduation. What are they saying?

CIDER Session Coordinator position

CIDER is seeking a CIDER Session Coordinator for Fall 2006 and, funding permitted, Spring 2007.

This position is part-time (up to 20 hours per week) and involves organizing and facilitating CIDER Sessions, an online series of professional development sessions for distance education researchers and graduate students that has proven to be very popular.

CIDER Sessions are broadcast using Elluminate. Those interested in this position are encouraged to download Elluminate and visit the online CIDER Session archives to obtain an idea of the scope and impact of this popular “research dissemination” series. CIDER Sessions are typically – but not always – held every Friday in October to December, and April to June.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– solicitation of potential CIDER Session presenters
– confirmation of presenters
– work with Elluminate technical personnel to book and record sessions
– walk presenters through a pre-session test-drive using Elluminate
– load content to Elluminate prior to each session
– facilitation of live CIDER Session events
– work with CIDER administrative staff for pre-and-post event promotions

This part-time position can be completed at a distance or at the Edmonton Learning Centre of Athabasca University. The duration of this coordinator internship is for up to 4 months, and can be renewable based on funding and performance. This position pays up to approximately $1400/month, depending on hours worked.

Please email your CV and cover letter by September 15, 2006 to Paula Smith at