Employment Opportunity: Multimedia Pedagogy Specialist in the Language Center at the University of Chicago

May 16th, 2014 by Toni Jones

The University of Chicago recently notified us of a job position they are seeking to fill. It is multimedia pedagogy specialist in their Language Center. Although the posting indicates that a PhD would be desired, their recent experience has shown that some of the strongest potential candidates are coming out of educational technology masters programs.

To learn more about the position, go to Posting Details.


Professional Dev Opportunity @ Ann Arbor ASTD Chapter Meeting

May 14th, 2014 by Toni Jones

September 4 Chapter Meeting:

Social Media Tools for Learning

Learning and Development professionals are beginning to leverage social media to support their training programs.  Online tools like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs can be used to invite interaction and collaboration among learners.  Online media transcends time and geographical barriers, while the social aspect provides for a shared learning experience.  In this presentation, Robin Pierman will demonstrate how these tools can be used before, during, and after formal training to provide an informal social network for learning.


Hands on Simulations, Presentations Q&A

Facilitator: Robin Pierman

Robin Pierman, owner of Social Engagementz, LLC, is a professional trainer and coach. She presents technology workshops and coaches individuals on leveraging social media for business. In addition to working with her direct clients, she is on the faculty of Schoolcraft College’s Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD). Robin serves as the Director of Social Media for the Greater Detroit Chapter of ASTD.

Learning Objectives – Attendees will learn:

1. The difference between social media and social learning

2. How organizations are incorporating social learning into their employee training programs

3. How different social media tools can be used to support learning programs


5:00 – 5:20 pm   Buffet Dinner & Informal Networking
5:20 – 5:35 pm   Welcome &  Introductions
5:35 – 6:45 pm   Presentation & Activities
6:45 – 7:00 pm   Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close


Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Registration: Register by September 2 and save $5

  • Chapter members = $20
  • Student members = $15
  • Non-member guests = $40 (Join now and save up to $25!)

Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.

For more information, go to http://www.a2astd.org/

5 Ways Online Learning Improves Education Infographic

May 8th, 2014 by Toni Jones

Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

Source: http://elearninginfographics.com/5-ways-online-learning-improves-education-infographic/

2014 Summer & Fall Registration

April 12th, 2014 by Toni Jones

Summer semester is drawing near (as winter semester comes to a close).

If you have not registered for either the summer or fall semesters, please do so right away.

Due to low enrollment, EDMT 592 CRN 54053 Blended Instruction – Jones was cancelled. We hope to offer it in summer 1 2015.

EDMT Courses being offered:

Summer I

EDMT 592 CRN 54053 Blended Instruction – Jones

EDMT 623 CRN 54023 Instr Des&Dev Multimedia Instruction – Bednar
(prereqs: EDMT 602 and EDMT 603)

Summer II

EDMT 592 CRN 54052 Online Teaching: Introduction – McVey

EDMT 628 CRN 54024 Design & Use Online Resources for Education – Copeland
(prereqs: EDMT 623)

EDMT 653 CRN 54025 Issues & Emerging Educational Technology – McVey
(prereqs: EDMT 627 and EDMT 628)


EDMT 592 CRN 17168 Online Teaching: Advanced – Copeland

EDMT 602 CRN 16861 Tech & Student-Centered Learning – Jones

EDMT 632 CRN 16863 Adv Productivity Tools & Teach & Learning – Copeland

EDMT 695 CRN 16864 Seminar – McVey
(prereqs: EDMT 653)

Be sure to check the online schedule of classes for information about foundation and restrictive elective course offerings.

Congressional Briefing on Speak Up K12 Data

April 10th, 2014 by Nancy Copeland

Interesting results of  Project Tomorrow’s  2013 Speak Up – K-12  Survey was presented on Capitol Hill April 9, 2014. The session was arranged to help congressional leaders and the education community…”learn what K-12 students think about the role of technology in the classroom and hear directly from a panel of students themselves on topics such as mobile and flipped/blended learning, school to home communications, broadband capacity, and designing the ultimate school for today’s learners.”

Our EDMT students have participated in the  Speak Up study previously (thanks Drs Jones and McVey!). You may want to consider having your own school contribute the next time around. View  the recording to hear what students are saying about educational technology.