NEWS: Students attend our webinars for free

Attention students and academic professionals!

The STC Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group proudly announces a new benefit for students who want to explore the world of technical instruction in electronic and traditional classroom settings.

Students can now attend our webinars for free.

Yep, that's right. Students and academic professionals can now attend our webinars for free.

How do I qualify?

Students who register with a *.edu email address can attend for free. Explorers are welcome. You do not need to be enrolled in a tech comm or IDL program. As long as you're a student and you're curious, you are invited to join us.

Academic professionals, we want you, too. Whether you're a professor, instructor, advisor, or campus butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, you are in touch with students exploring what they want to become. We want you to feel free to register for our webinars so that you can have answers when they have questions.

How do I register?

Register on Eventbrite and choose the free Students and academics ticket. All your registration information, as well as the link to the webinar before the session, will be sent to your *.edu email address.

Check out two of our upcoming webinars and register today.

August 16, 2017 “Digital Citizenship in an Online World” webinar with Phil Havlik

September 21, 2017 “Create Presentation Handouts That People Will Actually Use” webinar with Chuck Campbell

Why are you doing this?

The SIG strives to promote sound design practices, provide information, and educate about instructional theory and research. We accomplish this mission by building internal and external partnerships, and by having activities that increase awareness about our field.

See our complete mission statement on our About page and join us online in our LinkedIn group, our Facebook page, and on Twitter.

If you have more questions, contact our co-managers Viqui and Lori at manager@nullstcidlsig.org.

September 21, 2017 “Create Presentation Handouts That People Will Actually Use” webinar with Chuck Campbell

Join us for the “Create Presentation Handouts That People Will Actually Use” webinar with Chuck Campbell.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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About the webinar

At some point in your career, you may be required to give a presentation to a live audience. Whether your presentation includes visual slides such as PowerPoint or not, you might want to provide printed handouts to your audience.

In this presentation, I will discuss suggested “best practices” for handouts from presentation experts, then introduce a new approach to creating printed handouts that will engage the audience in your presentation and provide handouts that they will actually use.

We will be recording the webinar, so feel free to enjoy the presentation knowing that you can see the recording at a later date.

Intended Audience

Those who create and deliver presentations to live audiences and need to provide handouts

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

About the Speaker: Chuck Campbell

Chuck has created and delivered numerous technical presentations over the past 25 years to small and large clients, including the U.S. Navy, United States Postal Service, FedEx Express, Cargill, U.S. Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Norwich Pharmaceuticals, and the New York Power Authority.

Chuck’s passion is learning and mastering new technologies, then teaching those technologies to others. He is always looking for new ways to engage learners, including eLearning, gamification, and other training methods and technologies.

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August 16, 2017 “Digital Citizenship in an Online World” webinar with Phil Havlik

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Join us for the “Digital Citizenship in an Online World” webinar with Phil Havlik.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

About the webinar

We’re all citizens of our country, state, and city. Beyond those borders, we are all digital citizens of the web. The posts, tweets, and other communications you create, the websites you visit, purchases you make online, and the security measures you use to secure it all together represent you as a digital citizen. Every user of the Internet leaves behind some type of a permanent presence or a digital footprint that cannot be undone. In some cases, you may not even be in control of the digital footprint the world sees.

This presentation will cover some of the basic, but critical responsibilities necessary to be an informed and responsible digital citizen so that you leave the digital footprint you want.

We will be recording the webinar, so feel free to enjoy the presentation knowing that you can see the recording at a later date.

Intended Audience

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

About the Speaker: Phil Havlik

Phil Havlik

Phil created from scratch, and manages the Learning Center for PolicyStat, a cloud based Policy Management Software as a Service (SaaS) company. His background includes over 16 years of classroom and online instruction and eLearning.

Phil’s greatest enjoyment comes from working with learners of all levels to help them learn and understand through whatever medium works for them. Nothing beats being a part of the "Aha!" moments when the dots finally connect for the learners and the plan comes together.

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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.

 

 

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February 16, 2017 “Test then Tell in eLearning” webinar with Mary Whalen (Sojoodi)

Join us for the “Test then Tell in eLearning” webinar with Mary Whalen (Sojoodi).

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.)
10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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About the webinar

Mary explores Test Then Tell, an approach to structuring asynchronous e-Learning courses. Mary will give an overview of the approach, show course examples where Test Then Tell is used, compare Test Then Tell to the more traditional Tell Then Test approach, and discuss the development process for creating Test Then Tell courses. 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 Speaker: Mary Whalen (Sojoodi)

Mary Whalen (Sojoodi) For over 20 years, Mary has been helping companies use training and documentation solutions to improve employee performance, increase customer satisfaction, and ensure regulatory compliance. Mary has designed and developed live and online training programs, technical and user manuals, and online help for a wide range of companies in various industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500 clients. Mary has taught through the Society for Technical Communication Institute at Northern Illinois University, and her work has received awards from the Society for Technical Communication.
Mary Whalen
Award Winning Instructional Designer & Technical Writer
Improving employee performance and customer satisfaction through documentation and training solutions.
eLearning | Online Training | Classroom Training | Train-the-Trainer | User Guides | Reference Guides | Policies & Procedures | Online Help

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