By Marcia Shannon, Student Outreach Coordinator
We are redesigning some parts of our Student Outreach Article Competition for 2023. The major change is that articles from students about instructional design will be accepted from February 1 through November 1, 2023. We hope this will allow us to publish at least one student essay in each quarterly issue of IDeaL.
The prize for each published essay will continue to be a one-year paid student membership in STC and the IDL SIG, to be awarded for the year after the essay is published. If you will not be a student in that year, you will be awarded that amount toward your STC membership
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, or if you are enrolled in a certificate program for instructional design, you are eligible to submit an essay.
What should you write about? Tell us about a concept or practice that caught your interest, or surprised you, or confused you about some aspect of instructional design. Did you complete a group project that concentrated on a particular idea in ID? Have you submitted classwork that could be shared with the wider audience of ID professionals?
If you are changing careers, which previous job skills are transferable to instructional design? How did you figure that out? Can you compare and contrast business training practices with ID concepts?
Use our First Fridays @ Five social hour to float essay ideas, to ask for help, or to offer some to other students.
Essays should be 500 to 1000 words.
The Student Outreach Essay competition can be the first step to building your published portfolio. We have seen webinars grow out of articles, giving you another opportunity to expand your professional presence. The website information will be updated soon and more information will be included in email announcements.
Email any questions to the Membership Manager.