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SITE 2013

posted Jun 4, 2012, 12:59 PM by IDD Program CollegeOfEducation   [ updated Jun 4, 2012, 1:02 PM ]

In March 2013 one of the biggest conferences in our field, SITE, will be held in New Orleans, LA.  We are pushing to have a big presence at this conference, and there are event presenter promotions going on here at the COE (Get in touch with Dr. Surry or Dr. Lewis for more info on this)!  We want to see you there!

Join the IDDGA Book Club

posted Feb 9, 2012, 4:27 PM by IDD Program CollegeOfEducation

After careful consideration, we decided on the book pictured to the left.  It is relevant to the field of Instructional Design and would be helpful to us as future instructional designers and could also even be more immediately useful to help you prepare for exams, classes, and projects.
Please email Sylvia Rogers ( if you have any questions.
The book can be purchased inexpensively. Amazon and Abe Books are good places to find books online.
 The Design of Everyday Things (2002 ed.) by Donald A. Norman
 Link to Amazon:
A little of the publisher's description:
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which switch turns on which light or stove burner, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault lies in product designs that ignore the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. A bestseller in the United States, this classic work on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design and simple rules that designers can use to improve the usability of objects as diverse as cars, computers, doors, and telephones.--From publisher description
Our first Book club meeting will be on March 5th at 4:30.  At this meeting we will discuss the first two chapters.  We encourage you to be a part of this great opportunity to learn more about design and collaborate with your fellow IDDGA members.

IDDGA Comps Study Group

posted Feb 9, 2012, 4:23 PM by IDD Program CollegeOfEducation   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 4:25 PM ]

The IDDGA is sponsoring a Comps Study Group session on Monday February 20th at 4:30 p.m. in the Professional Studies Conference Room (UCOM 3906). 
This will be an informal session to help you prepare for all
types of comps.  Students who have passed comps will lead the session offering strategies and tips.  Attendees are encouraged to bring any preparation materials they may want to share with the group.  All IDD graduate students
are welcome to attend.

CDPI Faculty Scholar Presentation-Nichole Amare

posted Feb 9, 2012, 12:13 PM by IDD Program CollegeOfEducation

Don't miss the CDPI Faculty Scholar address next week!

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