New CIDER session/time

Dr. Terry Anderson, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Distance Education, has kindly agreed to present his thoughts on “Three Generations of Distance Education Pedagogy.” Please note that Dr. Anderson’s presentation will take place the second Wednesday of April, a week later than our usually scheduled sessions.

In this presentation, Dr. Anderson defines three pedagogical models that have defined distance education programming – behavioural/cognitive, constructionist and connectivist. He talks about the challenges and opportunity afforded by each model, with a focus on the emergent development of connectivism.

When:  Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 11am-12pm MT (Edmonton)

Where:  Online via Elluminate at:

Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that we can use the Voice over IP functionality built into the web conferencing software. Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the “First Time Users” section.

SALT Jobs Update

March 29, 2010
Listed below are the most recent Job Postings that have been added to the SALT® Web Site (

1. Information Technology Consultant

San Luis Obispo, California

Evaluation, purchase, upgrade, maintenance and use of assistive technology software and/or hardware resources; manage department databases and ensure that data sources are accurate and readily accessible to the user community; provide training materials to users on assistive/accessible technologies; and participate in the creation and/or acquisition of instructional materials in alternative formats (Braille, large print, audio). $41,000-$57,000 (plus benefits) Starting Date: August 2010 (open until filled) Requisition Number 102051

2. Instructional Design Technologist

Keene, NH

The Instructional Design Technologist will blend business knowledge and educational expertise to identify and assess performance gaps and the needs for training interventions for the nation’s largest wholesale grocery distributor. You will design, develop, determine delivery platforms, and deliver training, development, and communications materials and methodologies that have impact on employee performance and productivity at all employee levels throughout the company. Candidate should have: Master’s in Instructional Design, or a related field.

3. Senior DOD Instructional Designer

Wash/Met, Northern Virginia

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Design, develop, and implement online and hybrid courses and programs. Take a leadership role in identifying innovative and effective online learning techniques and exploring emerging technologies.  REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: Previous experience supporting DOD distance learning programs. A demonstrated computer competency with course management software, multi-media authoring programs, HTML, and web development tools.


Each year the awards listed below are sponsored by the Design and Development Division of AECT. Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized for your work and present that work at the conference -submit your nomination(s) as soon as possible!

Winners of AECT’s Design and Development Division Awards will be recognized at the D&D/RTD Luncheon and will be invited to deliver a presentation at a joint session with other winners. Information about each of the awards, including how to submit nominations, is detailed below. Please note that you may nominate your own work as well as the work of others.

Nominations and accompanying materials must be received by June 1, 2010, with the exception of those for the Robert M. Gagne Award for Graduate Student Research in Instructional Design, which are due June 30, 2010.


Outstanding Book Award


Books nominated must bear a copyright date of 2009, 2010, or 2011 and should be relevant to the field of instructional design. Anyone (readers, authors, or publishers) who is aware of a book believed to warrant an award is encouraged to nominate it. The nomination procedure is outlined below:

–Nominations will be by signed letter. Electronic submissions of letters are appropriate. You may include a short statement providing your rationale for nominating the book.

–Complete bibliographic information should be included IN YOUR LETTER OF NOMINATION:  author(s), name  of book, where published and by whom, date of publication, and ISBN number if known.

–You may provide as enclosures:  copies of reviews, promotional literature, or other informational materials which help to describe the nature and quality of the book.

Send five copies of the nominated book and all of the above material to:

Dr. Stephen W. Harmon

Director of Learning Technologies

Associate Professor

College of Education

Georgia State University

Box 3976

Suite 600, 30 Pryor Street

Atlanta, GA 30302-3976



Outstanding Practice Award


This award will be given to those individuals or groups that have designed exemplary instructional materials or systems. The materials or systems must have been designed no earlier than 2009. In assessing the quality of the work submitted, judges will examine:

–the instructional events (activities that constitute the materials or system)

–the directions for using the materials or events

–performance data and/or attitude data regarding the effectiveness of the instructional material or system (this information must be provided in order for the nomination to be considered)

Please discuss these items in your cover letter. To be considered for the award, send the material or system that was designed (or a description of the material or system), along with a cover letter to:

Dr. Monica W. Tracey

Associate Professor

383 Education

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI 48202



Outstanding Journal Article Award


Articles nominated must have been published no earlier than 2009 in a regularly published journal, and should be relevant to the broad field of instructional design. Anyone may submit a nomination. The nomination procedure is outlined below:

–Nominations will be by signed letter. Self-nominations are welcomed. If you desire, you may include a short statement providing your rationale for the nomination.

–A complete bibliographic citation should be included in the letter.

–Send one copy of the nominating letter and one PDF electronic copy* of the article to:

Dr. Tiffany A. Koszalka

335 Huntington Hall

Syracuse University

Syracuse NY  13244


*Note: PDF copies of published manuscripts will be accepted as long as they retain the original published format. Do not send a PDF file of a submitted manuscript, page proofs, etc. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered.


Nova Southeastern Award for Outstanding Practice

by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design


This award, which includes a $250 cash award, will be given to a graduate student who has designed exemplary instructional materials. The materials must have been designed while the nominee was enrolled as a graduate student and no earlier than 2009. Nominations must include the materials that were designed along with a cover letter describing why the materials are exemplary, and should be sent to:

Dr. Michael Simonson

Nova Southeastern University

1750 NE 167th St.

North Miami Beach, FL 33162

1-800-986-3223 ext. 2-8563


Robert M. Gagne Award for Graduate Student Research in Instructional Design


This award, which will include a $250 check to the winner will be given to a graduate student who has made a significant contribution to the body of knowledge upon which instructional design practices are based. The work must have been completed no earlier than 2009, while the nominee was enrolled as a graduate student. You may nominate any individual (including yourself) for the Robert M. Gagne Award. Nominations should include one unbound hard copy of the single piece of work (journal article, dissertation, etc.) being nominated, a PDF file of that same piece of work, and a brief cover letter.

Send these materials to:

Dr. Gary J. Anglin

137 Taylor Education Building

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY  40506-0001


*Note: Nomination deadline for this award is June 30, 2010.


All Award Nominations can be view at:


AECT Annual Achievement Award

AECT Distinguished Service Award

AECT Legacy Scholarship

AECT Special Service Award

Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award

DDL-IAP Crystal Award

ect Mentor Endowment Scholarship

ETR&D Young Scholar Award

James W. Brown Publication

McJulien Minority Graduate Scholarship Award

Masters Scholarship Award

Nova Southeastern Award for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design

Outstanding Book Award

Outstanding Journal Article Award

Outstanding Practice Award

Richard B. Lewis Memorial Award

Robert deKieffer International Fellowship Award

Robert M. Gagne Award for Graduate Student Research in Instructional Design

Qualitative Inquiry Award

Young Researcher Award