SALT Jobs Update

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


1. Instructional Technologist

East Lansing, Michigan

Virtual University Design and Technology at Michigan State University has openings for two instructional technologist positions.  Work with faculty, university clients and the vuDAT team to consult, develop and produce complete web-based courseware for online and blended offerings at MSU.


2. Life Support Simulation & Course Specialist

Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Manage pediatric simulators; coordinate simulation-based education, life support courses; manage inventory, simulators, medical equipment; plan, develop, evaluate live & electronic courses (seminars, Webcasts). Coordinate CME credit process; manage daily systems operations for Neonatal Resuscitation Program online exams. BS/BA degree in education, public health, nursing or allied health, & 3-5 yrs program coord or CME. Understand anatomy/physiology & medical/clinical practice reqrd. Previous exp w/ simulation methods & databases desirable.


3. LMS Analyst

Annapolis, Maryland

BOMI International seeking a Learning Management System (LMS) Analyst to join Education Dept. on part-time basis.  Requirements are to set up and close out courses on semester basis; support courses, students, and instructors; document processes and manage reports; and perform other duties as assigned.  Please send resume and salary requirements to or FAX to 410-974-0544.


4. Evaluation and Accountability Coordinator 

Greensboro, North Carolina

Coordinate and assist Extension faculty and SAES researchers in the development and implementation of evaluation strategies, assessment measures and instruments to determine the impact of educational programs and research projects. Develop impact and accountability reports for internal and external partners, stakeholders and, other constituencies. Develop and implement in-service training opportunities to enhance the proficiency of Extension faculty and SAES researchers in designing and implementing appropriate evaluation strategies and compiling accountability reports.



PD opportunities for graduate students at the U of S

If you’re a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, read on.  Sorry, but these opportunities are restricted to students in programs at the U of S.
The following opportunities are currently open to graduate students interested in developing professional skills, or acquiring instructional skills:
GSR984: Thinking Critically: Professional Skills for Global Citizens
Disciplinary excellence is necessary for future success, but is it sufficient? Many granting agencies and professional societies now recognize that graduate students will fail to achieve their potential if they do not recognize the role of broader professional skills in their careers.
To address this concern the CGSR offers a free multidisciplinary discussion-based course that is a unique opportunity to explore different aspects of professional skills. In each weekly 21Ž2 hour session, a different facilitator will lead discussions on ideas and issues that involve such topics as critical thinking; teamwork and leadership; the effect of personality, language, culture and mindsets on our actions and thinking; intellectual property issues, etc.
To assist you in understanding how this course could be useful for you, we invite you to view a 6-min video in which previous students who completed the course talk about their experiences and the transformative nature of the experience. This video, a timetable of topics, and complete course details can be found at
The course runs on Wednesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., starting Jan. 11, 2012. Registration is limited so if you are interested you should register ASAP through PAWS, under Graduate Studies (GSR) courses, CRN 27290.
If you have any questions please contact us by e-mail
Richard Cassidy
John Thompson
Instructional Skills for Graduate Students
The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness is offering this non-credit course free to graduate students with no prior teaching experience. It will introduce them to basic pedagogical concepts and practices, and help them develop practical skills related to lesson planning, assessment, etc. Participants will also have the opportunity to put what they learn into practice by teaching 5-minute micro-lessons.
Classes run every Wednesday, from Jan. 25 to April 4, from 2-4:30 p.m. (2-5 p.m. on micro-lesson days). Participants must commit to attending and participating in each class.
Space is limited so register early if you are interested. To apply for a space, fill out the Application Form, under the Application Process tab, and submit it to: The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, Attn. Tereigh Ewert-Bauer, 50 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A4.
Inquiries may be directed to Tereigh Ewert-Bauer by email ( or phone (306) 966-6321.

Clayton R. Wright’s update to “Educational Technology and Education Conferences – 2012”

It is always a happy day in my inbox when Dr. Clayton R. Wright sends his “Educational Technology and Education Conferences” update.  This list covers January to June, 2012.  I recommend you do as I do:  download it and put the information in a handy place.

Thanks once again to Clayton for this amazing service to the field!  One of these days, Clayton, we’re going to have to meet up again at one of these conferences.  I think I owe you a meal!