Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)
IDCIT Follow-up Notes from Hal Schlais, August 30, 1999
|IDCIT FOLLOW-UP NOTES|
Attendees of the June, 1999, Instructional Design Conference for Institutional
Trainers; LTDC Representatives
From: Hal Schlais, Coordinator for Learning Technology Development, UW System
Date: August 30, 1999
Re: Update and follow-up activities to the Conference
There are several items that have transpired since the June Instructional Design Conference for Institutional Trainers which may be of interest to you. I have outlined them below. Please give me a call or send me an e-mail if you have any additional thoughts or questions.
The LTDC Executive Committee meeting, August 20, 1999.
Items discussed were:
- Follow-up to the June Instructional Design Conference for Institutional Trainers (IDCIT)
- Upcoming LTDC meeting (Nov. 8-9, 1999)
- Next round of Curricular Redesign Grants submission deadline set for October 15, 1999
Follow-up to the IDCIT:
- The UW Instructional Design List (email@example.com) is up and running
- The draft evaluation for online courseware (http://www.uwsa.edu/olit/utility/eval.htm) is online
- Conference survey is attached
- LTDC conference in January is being formed
- Online instructional design resources are being created
- Sharing expertise database is being formed
The LTDC executive committee met by conference call on August 20, 1999. Among the items we discussed were: follow-up to the June conference, the agenda for the LTDC fall meeting on November 8-9 at Green Lake, and the second round of funding for the 99/00 FY of Curricular Redesign Grants Program.
- Please mark your calendars for November 8-9, 1999, for the fall meeting of the LTDC in conjunction with the other IT groups from around the UW System. The tentative agenda should arrive shortly with other details such as directions to the Heidel House and how to make reservations, as this information becomes available. Included in the tentative agenda will be a discussion of the upcoming conference and the development of online resources (see below). As usual, there will be a request for additional items.
- October 15, 1999, is the submission deadline for the second and final funding cycle for the 1999/2000 Curricular Redesign Program. The RFP approved by the LTDC executive committee is found at the LTDC homepage at www.uwsa.edu/olit/ltdc/
- The UW Instructional Design List (firstname.lastname@example.org) is up and running. This is a direct outgrowth of the June 1998 UW Systemwide Instructional Design Conference for Institutional Trainers and is a list consisting of attendees. As you have probably already guessed, its purpose is to facilitate communication within the UW System on issues related to curriculum design to promote effective incorporation of technology. You, of course, may unsubscribe if you wish, but we would prefer that you encourage any of your appropriate colleagues to subscribe. To subscribe (or get a list of commands), send a message to email@example.com with subscribe uwidl (help) as the first line in the message.
- The draft evaluation for online courseware suggested at the conference, begun by Kathy Finder (firstname.lastname@example.org) and supplemented by Glenda Morgan (email@example.com), is at http://www.uwsa.edu/olit/utility/eval.htm. You will find some other evaluation tools at the site as well. Please feel free to use the UWIDL to discuss and improve the evaluation tool. Kathy and Glenda will be working together to improve the form and work on an interactive interface in the near future.
- The survey from the conference has been collated and is attached. Virtually all of the responses to the survey indicated the desirability of an additional conference and the creation of some online instructional design resources. We are moving forward with plans for a term-break conference. With this in mind, Glenda Morgan will be leading an online discussion of options in this arena. These might include an online course or modules on instructional design to be presented on the WWBLS. To provide some background, she will be conducting a survey of skills in areas such as instructional design and software tools that we could tap into at the conference and in the near future.