We had a blast at the #STC16 Summit!

Here are some photos of your IDL SIG at #STC16. Also see the 2016 Business Meeting Presentation.
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2016 Business Meeting Presentation

Did you miss the 2016 Business Meeting at #STC16? Here are our slides from the meeting. Or download the 2016 Business Meeting Presentation PowerPoint.

See you at the Summit?

gijdgihaWhere to find your IDL SIG colleagues at the #STC16 Summit (pdf) Hello, I am happy to communicate with you ahead of the STC 2016 Summit next month, where I hope Robert Hershenow and I can meet you in person (if we haven’t before). We are the co-managers of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG, and sometimes it’s lonely volunteering for a virtual community such as the SIG. We do have this one opportunity each year to meet our members and we really look forward to it. Attend our IDL SIG Business Breakfast on Wednesday, May 18th at 7 am Pacific in the Marquis Ballroom of the Anaheim Marriott. Join us for breakfast and an entertaining, informative State-of-the-SIG discussion! Open to all IDL SIG members. Wear your Disney swag to be eligible for door prizes. Here is a quick overview of where you can find us, how you will recognize us, and ways to network with us – and each other, of course. 2016 Summit Email to Members You know, if you haven’t registered for the Summit yet… there is still time. They are taking registrations up until May 15th. Register at summit.stc.org right now: it’s not too late! Thank you.MellissaRuryk300 Mellissa Ruryk  IDL SIG co-manager PS:  If you are a student IDL SIG member and you are participating in any of the Student activities or volunteering at the Summit, please send me an email at manager@nullstcidlsig.org.  

IDL SIG General Meeting Theme Contest (deadline 16 March 2016, 11:59 pm EST)

SIG members, During the annual STC Summit, our SIG conducts an annual general meeting during which  members learn about what we did the past year, and what we plan to do the following year. Since we are a virtual community, the Summit is the only formal time when we can see each other in person. To encourage as many current and potential members as possible to attend, we started building our meetings around a creative theme. For instance, last year's theme was the Teddy Bear Breakfast in which (almost) everyone arrived in their pajamas. Co-manager Mellissa Ruryk even conducted the meeting in a teddy bear costume!! At the end of the meeting, all attendees received a goody bag with fun teddy-bear themed items including a teddy bear and stickers! This year, we'd like to get ideas from you! We are hosting a contest where we invite you to share a cool theme/idea for our meeting. This year's Summit is May 15-18 in Anaheim, CA. If we select your idea, you will win one registration for any one (1) STC Live Web Seminar (generally priced at around $60 for STC members) in 2016. Find out more about the live web seminars http://www.stc.org/education/online-education/live-seminars  that STC offers (link opens in a new window). SURVEY LINK & DETAILS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DK58DYL DEADLINE: 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday 16 March 2016. We will review all submissions and announce our theme by late March/early April. Even if you are not attending the Summit this year, you are still welcome to complete the survey as long as you are a current IDL SIG member. --Jamye Jamye Sagan IDL SIG Surveys & Social Media Committees

IDL Progression – Urgent Call for Proposals

Hello IDL SIG Members, Yesterday we received exciting news: our IDL Progression proposed for the 2016 STC Summit has been approved! Now we need proposals from our members to fill four session slots within that progression. The timeline is very short – we must submit our lineup early next week. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT A PROGRESSION TOPIC AT THE SUMMIT, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Please respond ASAP by email to manager@nullstcidlsig.org with as much of the following information as possible:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Company/School
  • Twitter Handle
  • Public LinkedIn Profile
  • Session Title
  • Abstract (a marketing pitch for the Summit catalog)
  • Session Proposal (how your session will work; what you plan to do)
  • Audience Skill Level (beginner / intermediate / advanced / all)
  • Audience Prerequisites
  • Session Keywords (i.e. training, adult learning, interactive, etc.)
  • Audience Keywords (i.e. Manager, Everyone)
  • Bio
  • Speaking Experience
  • Examples of Presentations (short descriptions of previous presentations)
Progressions are 20-minute small-group sessions with attendees able to switch and select two sessions (out of five choices) during a 45 minute time slot. These are quick and good for discussions, problem solving, and quick case studies (as examples). Generally the presenters also have handouts with quick tips or supporting material (to summarize the big points). Flipcharts are provided for progression sessions; projectors are not. Don’t wait – let us hear from you right away. If you have questions or aren’t sure about your topic, please write to Manager@nullstcidlcig.org and ask us! Our 2015 Summit Progression was a great success, so let’s do it again. Happy Holidays, Robert Hershenow and Mellissa Ruryk IDL SIG Co-Managers manager@nullstcidlsig.org