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News that I will be heading to the graduation ceremony at Indiana University on Saturday, December 15th and starting the PhD program in Instructional Design and Technology at Old Dominion University a few weeks later in January of '08. It looks to be a great program with awesome people. The PhD program is offered with both residential and distance learning options and I plan to take advantage of both! I'll miss working day to day with the folks I've met along the way at IU, but I'm certain we can look forward to a lifetime of connections and crossing paths!
Listservs may seem to have taken a backseat to blogs, wikis and community web sites. However, if you work or study in and around the field of Instructional Technology, but aren't subscribed to the Instructional Technology Forum (ITForum for short)- you are missing out on discussions, ideas and happenings in the IT community. No glitz, glitter or Flash plug ins - just pertinent information and thoughtful dialog - go figure? The web site about the ITForum couldn't be more bare bones, but it includes all the "need to knows" to subscribe and track upcoming events, a unique feature of the listserv. This week's event is focused around plans for an update to Instructional Design Theories and Models (Green Book II) with Charles Reigeluth, a professor from Indiana University's Instructional Systems Technology program (Yahoo! shameless program shout out) and Alison Carr-Chellman from Penn State (the 11th school in the Big Ten).
The Center for Research on Learning and Technology (CRLT) at Indiana University's School of Education provides some great resources, research and publications including video presentations, journal articles and papers, that focus on teaching, learning and technology. One long running CRLT project, directed by Professor Thomas Duffy, is the Learning to Teach with Technology Studio (LTTS). The LTTS provides online teacher professional development courses that focus on integrating technology in the classroom. Some LTTS classes can be applied as graduate credit. Good stuff!
Personal Education Journal for IU Instructional Systems Technology Program