From the editor – Q1 2019

By: Kelly Smith

Happy spring! And welcome to the first newsletter of 2019. We have a great lineup this quarter with contributions from several new people, so let’s get started!

Survey’s manager Jamye Sagan has compiled the results of the IDL SIG demographic survey, conducted in December 2018. Ten percent (60 of our 558 members) took part in the survey. The report gives us details about our members, their involvement in the SIG and other organizations, and their experiences at Summit 2018.

Our new Co-manager Marcia Shannon wrote about her experience taking on this new role and volunteering for the SIG in general. She also points out that she can’t be “co” manager without another co-manager, so if you’d like to volunteer to help lead our SIG, please contact Marcia!

Marcia also provided an update on the US Department of Labor’s O*NET Data Collection Program. If you volunteered to take part, you may have already heard from them.

Programs manager, Viqui Dill has two articles for us this time. The first announces new Fellows and Associate Fellows from our SIG.

The second is a list of several Summit sessions that might be of interest to members of the IDL SIG. Check it out! And if you are coming to Summit, don't forget to register for our SIG lunch and business meeting before May 5. We can't wait to see you!

Student Outreach manager, Sylvia Miller, has collected 12 articles from students on various ID-related topics. This quarter, we are publishing four of them. Congratulations to the winners, and look for four more articles in next quarter’s newsletter!

We welcome introductions from new members and this quarter, new member George Abraham contributed his biography for us. If you’d like to introduce yourself to the SIG, please send your bio and an appropriate photo to me.

And finally, STC Fellow David Dick contributed an article on Communication Information in Government Proposals.

If you have an article related to any aspect of instructional design, please send it to We welcome submissions from all our members and would especially like to see book reviews and bios of new members. The deadline for our Q2 issue is May 4, 2019.

Newsletter editor - Kelly Smith
Newsletter editor - Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith has been Managing Editor of the IDeaL newsletter since May 2018. She also serves as membership manager for her local chapter – STC Southeast Michigan. Kelly works as Senior Technical Writer at Dart Container in mid-Michigan and has been active in the STC since 2015.

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