IDL Student outreach program

Did you know that the IDL CoP runs a competition each year to help students earn a year of STC (and IDL) membership? This is the 5th year of the competition and we would like you to help us spread the word to any students you know in the field. Or, if you are a student yourself, consider entering.

Write a 1,000-word article on an approved topic that relates to Instructional design and learning and submit it before the deadline of February 15, 2021. If the panel of judges selects your article, you will receive a year of complimentary student membership in the STC (which can be added onto an existing membership if need be).

If you know (or want to learn) about these topics, consider researching and writing in these areas:

·       Analysis ·       The profession of instructional design ·       Developing instructional design products
·       Implementation ·       Evaluation ·       eLearning
·       Media use in Instructional Design ·       Technology ·       Theories and models

Approved articles are published here in the newsletter and also submitted on your behalf to the Technical Communication Body of Knowledge (TCBOK). Should your article be published on the BOK, the IDL CoP will pay for another year of student membership.

Spread the word to anyone you know who is a student in instructional design. Tell them to check all the details at, or contact the Student Outreach lead Mellissa Ruryk at

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