DACUM (Developing A CurriculUM) will be held May 6-10. This is a training activity in which the trainees become certified as DACUM Facilitators, which prepares students to conduct two-day job/occupational analysis workshops for companies or educators. All OSU students are entitled to a 50% discount, which brings the normal $1550 registration fee down to $775.
Additionally, the SCID (Systematic Curriculum and Instructional Development) workshop allows OSU students a 50% discount, which brings the $1450 registration fee down to $725. This workshop will help trainers and post-secondary instructors to conduct a needs analysis, task verification, task analysis, develop a competency profile, and develop competency-based instructional materials.
You can find more details including a registration form and some sample materials at www.dacumohiostate.com or you can call Dr. Robert E. Norton at 292-8481.
May session begins Monday, May 6 and ends Friday, May 31. Any student who has been enrolled full-time during spring semester (12 credits for undergraduate students; 8 credits for graduate or graduate-professional students; 3 credits for post-candidate doctoral students) and who is not graduating (with the exception of an associate degree) will get a tuition credit for a maximum of three credits during May session. The tuition credit will include only General, Instructional, and Non-Resident Fees.
To search for May session courses, please go to buckeyelink.osu.edu and click Schedule of Classes in the Academics section and then select Summer 2013 from the pull-down menu and click “Go”. Again, select a subject from the Course Subject pull-down menu and click “Additional Search Criteria.” Then choose May Session from the Session pull-down menu and click “Search.”
As these courses are condensed, taking more than four credits during the May session is not encouraged and the May session tuition credit can only be used for up to 3 credit hours.
The second workshop on learning technologies in the developing world will be held in Memphis, Tennessee in conjunction with AIED 2013 (16th International Conference in Artificial Intelligence in Education). The conference has announced its call for papers. The submission deadline is April 20, 2013 and you will be notified by May 20, 2013.
The actual workshop will take place from July 9 to July 10 and aims to provide a forum for discussion about sensible introduction of learning technologies in the developing world and cross-cultural differences between countries, across and within developed and developing countries. The focus of the workshop is to explore a variety of aspects related to LT4D, and invites paper submissions that will address one or more of topics including: Cross-cultural differences in educational outcomes of AIED systems, ideas to solve issues of economic cost of adapting technologies to developing countries, examples of Localization and Cultural translation of systems and interfaces, and science of sustainable design of learning technologies for the developing world and others.
Please visit http://cadmium.cs.umass.edu/LT4D/Welcome.html for more information.
I work for the College of EHE Career Services Dept. My responsibilities include program development by assessing what career searching/development information may be useful to students within the college, designing and developing a program that will meet those informational needs through an individual or collaborative effort, implementing and presenting the program through a workshop or information sessions, and evaluating the program and adjusting if necessary. I also conduct one-on-one resume reviews with the College of EHE students.
The Corporate Training and Development major has assisted me with many different areas of knowledge and skills development that I can directly implement into my position with the College of EHE. Extensive training with ADDIE has helped to give me the ability to develop and present information in a more efficient and effective manner. I also have applied training needs analyses on several different occasions while collaborating with my department coordinator to develop program ideas that can be useful within the career services department.
I am very satisfied with my decision to pursue this major, and I look forward to the opportunities CTD will bring me in the future in both my professional and personal development.
My name is Lauren Vossler. I am completing my internship at the Veterans Administration Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio. Some of the projects that I am working on for my internship are assessing training needs for different departments in the facility, reviewing and ordering training material, designing a training course around the material and delivering the training material through one on one training sessions with the employees.
I am also working on developing training sessions for process improvement throughout the facility. This internship has been a great opportunity for me to “get my feet wet” in the Corporate Training and Development career field and to gain experience in applying what I have learned in this major.
Since the start of my internship, I have gained many new skills such as understanding the development of an organization and assessing a company’s training needs and applying these needs to the development of a training program.
This has been a great professional experience for me and I have enjoyed working with this facility and serving our nation’s veterans.
Cuyahoga County has announced an internship opportunity for students from all disciplines. They are searching for a candidate that is passionate about public service and has demonstrated a substantial commitment to achieving excellence through scholastic endeavors, leadership ability, and extracurricular involvement.
To apply for this position, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and a resident of Cuyahoga County. The position is for this summer, from June 3 – August 2, 2013.
You can find more information at http://executive.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/Public-Policy-Fellowship-Program.aspx or contact Jennifer Scofield, Office of County Executive Edward FitzGerald, at email@example.com or 216-698-3022.
Dr. David Stein, Educational Studies (EHE), and his team have received a grant from the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. His project was selected from a strong application pool by a team of faculty, staff, and students assembled from throughout the university. Dr. Stein and his team will use the grant to develop an open, online course designed to help graduate students to develop and conduct their own online teaching.
The course will give students important introductions to essential skills and best practices for online teaching and the course itself will provide them experience as an online student. The course will also reduce a gap in the current preparation for online instruction and help OSU graduate students develop valuable skills. This project will debut with a pilot course section during Fall 2013. After the pilot, the course will be available to any students looking for self-paced training about how to teach online.
On Martin Luther King (MLK) Day on Monday, January 21st, Ohio State will host its annual MLK Day of Service by giving back to the campus and Columbus communities through volunteer work. Volunteer opportunities include community clean up, working with youth, literacy education, serving meals and more. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers, and all participants will receive a free t-shirt. Individual and small group registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 21 in the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union. Pre-registration is available for large groups who have an accurate count of attendance.
Please visit http://ohiounion.osu.edu/get_involved/csls/mlkday for more information.
Dr. Chris Zirkle published in the January 2013 issue of Techdirections. The title is ‘Don’t let legal issues put you in hot water’.
Please visit http://www.omagdigital.com/publication?i=139140&pre=1&p=17 for the full script.
Spring semester starts on January 7, 2013. During this semester, there will be a few holidays: Martin Luther King Day on January 21st and spring break from March 11th to March 15th. The final examinations for spring semester will be April 24th to April 30th. Spring commencement will be held on May 5th. Welcome back to the spring semester!