The Newsletter Q1 2017 IDeaL: Design for Learning

Read the full newsletter as pdf here.

From the Editor

By Crista Mohammed

Readers, we are late with delivering our Q1 2017 newsletter and for this we humbly apologize. We are experiencing some challenges with our website. For this PDF version of IDeaL: Design for Learning, I thank Lori Meyer for all the layout work. I could not have done it without her! Where we fell short in delivery time, we make up for in great content. In this issue, we have begun reaping the rewards of our student outreach competition: We are thrilled to publish the first of several student essays, which our esteemed judges found to have clear value to our readership. Read the full newsletter as pdf here.

2017 Platinum Community Award

The citation on your certificate will read:

"For fulfilling the STC mission of providing quality programs to members through innovative activities. For your outstanding work on leadership, transition, and community outreach."

Our community will be recognized during the Leadership Program (on Sunday, May 7) at the 2017 Summit in Washington, DC. At that time, we will receive our CAA certificate.

In addition, we encourage all of your community members to attend the Honors Reception (on Tuesday, May 9, at 5:30pm), as the Community of the Year and Most Improved Community will be announced during that time. In addition, there will be an opportunity to have the official event photographer take a group photo of your community members with your award at the end of the evening.

Congratulations to all members of the Instructional Design & Learning SIG!

2017 Pacesetter Award

The STC Instructional Design & Learning SIG has earned the 2017 Pacesetter Award for the 2016 activity year. The citation on our certificate will read:

"For your innovative Article Writing Competition that encourages student participation with a unique two-level award system that benefits both the community and the Society."

At the Summit in Washington, DC, our community will be recognized and receive the Pacesetter Award certificate during the Leadership Program event on Sunday, May 7.

Congratulations to all members of the STC Instructional Design & Learning SIG on a job well done and for being an example for all STC communities.

STC IDL SIG at the 2017 Summit

Join us at the #STC17 Summit!

Come by our booth at the welcome reception on Sunday night and get a sticker for your summit badge. Join us Tuesday midday for our annual business meeting. And if you see some of us walking around and hanging out, be sure to jump in and say hello.

This post will help you connect with our SIG at the Summit and highlights selected sessions about our field, by members, and other sessions of interest. For the complete schedule of events, see the Summit website at https://stcsummit2017.sched.com/

Annual IDL SIG Business Meeting Brown Bag

Our annual face-to-face business meeting will be on Tuesday, May 9th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Annapolis 1 at the Gaylord Hotel.

Come by for a brown bag lunch and a chance to meet other instructional design and learning practitioners face to face. Pick up lunch at either the Harbor Marketplace or the The Cocoa Bean inside the Gaylord Hotel.

Join us! We will have prizes!

Sessions by IDL SIG members

Revive and Thrive: Strategies for the Introvert in Today’s Workplace Sunday, May 7 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm Ben Woelk http://sched.co/8tgG

A Laymen’s Crash Course on Analytics in Help Content Monday, May 8 • 10:10am - 11:00am Jenn Carlos http://sched.co/9lT6

On Track! Running an Effective Meeting is More Than the Agenda Monday, May 8 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm Viqui Dill http://sched.co/8thP

Productivity Hacks for Technical Communicators Tuesday, May 9 • 9:00am - 9:50am Kit Brown-Hoekstra http://sched.co/8tiO

We Stoop to Conquer: Adjusting to Mediocrity Tuesday, May 9 • 10:10am - 11:00am Li-At Rathbun http://sched.co/8tjS

Prototypes of Use: Adapting Content to the Usability Expectations of Different Contexts Tuesday, May 9 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm Kirk St.Amant http://sched.co/8tjY

My Android Dreams of Electric Cats – Are You Capturing Your User's Emotive Analytics? Tuesday, May 9 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm Allie Proff http://sched.co/8thV

Gamification of Instructional Design Tuesday, May 9 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm Phylise Banner http://sched.co/8ti6

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Leadership Journey to the Emerald City Wednesday, May 10 • 9:00am - 9:50am Ben Woelk http://sched.co/8thY

Creating User Documentation in an Agile World Wednesday, May 10 • 10:10am - 11:00am Jane Wilson http://sched.co/8tjg

Sessions about IDL and related topics

Learning Styles and the Cancer Experience Monday, May 8 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm Debbie Kerr http://sched.co/8tjF

Video Provides the Edge Monday, May 8 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm Mark Kleinsmith http://sched.co/8tjG

Edits as ESL Teaching: Working with Multi-lingual Writers Tuesday, May 9 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm Jessica McCaughey http://sched.co/8tiK

Gamification of Instructional Design Tuesday, May 9 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm Phylise Banner http://sched.co/8ti6

Informal Get Togethers

Look for plans to get together informally for dinner or after dinner fun. The Gaylord Hotel has a rooftop lounge for hotel guests that is open late. We will gather in the evenings to wind down and connect there. https://www.nationalharbor.com/stores/pose-ultra-lounge/

Other sessions of interest

CPTC Foundation Exam Prep Class Saturday, May 6 • 8:30am - 4:30pm Chris Hester http://sched.co/9csg

CPTC Foundation Exam Prep Class: Day 2 Sunday, May 7 • 8:30am - 5:00pm Chris Hester http://sched.co/9csi

Leadership Program Sunday, May 7 • 8:00am - 12:00pm http://sched.co/9HbV Our own Mellissa Ruryk will be presenting about our Manager’s Handbook to all the STC community leaders in attendance. Congratulations Mellissa.

Adobe Workshop Sunday, May 7 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm http://sched.co/9RZq

Opening Keynote Sunday, May 7 • 5:30pm - 6:45pm Seth Mattison http://sched.co/9HbZ

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall Sunday, May 7 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm http://sched.co/9Hba

Annual Business Meeting Monday, May 8 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm http://sched.co/9Hbh Our own James Bousquet will be installed as STC Treasurer at this meeting. Congratulations James!

Speed Networking Tuesday, May 9 • 11:30am - 12:15pm http://sched.co/9Q7Z

Honors Reception Tuesday, May 9 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm http://sched.co/9Hje

STC WDCB brings back the Rough Drafts Tuesday, May 9 • 7:00pm - 9:00 pm http://sched.co/AB7C

Closing General Session: Fix My App Wednesday, May 10 • 11:15am - 12:30pm Lorelei Brown, Geoffrey Robertson, Vera Rhoads http://sched.co/9Hjf

April 17, 2017 Ask an Instructional Designer with Clayton Allenbright and Jamye Sagan

Join us for the “Ask an Instructional Designer” webinar with Clayton Allenbright and Jamye Sagan.

3:00 pm Pacific / 4:00 pm Mountain / 5:00 pm Central / 6:00 pm Eastern

Monday, April 17, 2017

Update:

The event recording is available free at Free recordings of IDL SIG webinars for members (requires password. Contact programs@nullstcidlsig.org if you did not yet receive your password.)  

About the webinar

If you've ever wanted to ask a group of IDL practitioners a question, now's your chance. This webinar will be an interactive discussion of what it means to be working in instructional design and learning.
  • What do you do all day?
  • What tools do you use?
  • What do you create?
  • What is your thought process?
  • What is the client looking for, what do they really need, and what might they like to see?
  • How did you get here?
To answer these questions, we'll be looking at our recent IDL Survey results to see how our members responded. We'll also be asking you what it means to be working in IDL. Got a question? Bring your questions to the webinar and get answers from the group. The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording. You will receive an email prior to the webinar with instructions about logging in.

Intended Audience

All Audiences. The content will be introductory (e.g., > “101 level”)

About the Speakers: Clayton Allenbright

Clayton As US Branch Support for CDVI Americas, Clayton develops instructional videos and user manuals on access control security systems. He also provides remote training and support for US clients, along with assistance on site design and technical recommendations. Clayton is an active member of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG and looks forward to further contributing to it as the upcoming Programs Manager.

About the Speakers: Jamye Sagan

Jamye As part of her role as Pharmacy Communication Advisor for H-E-B, Jamye helps design training programs and materials for various projects and initiatives in the pharmacy department, including use of their proprietary prescription dispensing software and health screening programs. She also manages communications between the corporate office and the store pharmacies. A Senior Member of STC, Jamye volunteers with the Instructional Design and Learning SIG as the Social Media and Surveys Lead. Jamye also belongs to the Policies & Procedures SIG and the Technical Editing SIG. She also volunteers at the Society level, as a member of the Community Affairs Committee and a member of the Community Achievement Award and Pacesetter Award committees.     Register on Eventbrite eventbrite-142