September 2, 2014

Concepteur(e)s pédagogiques: faire bien avec rien

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ACCP Tous pour un

Quel: ACCP (L’association canadienne des concepteurs et des conceptrices pédagogiques) offre un ‘webinar mousquetaire’ qui s’appelle: Tous pour un, au sujet de: Faire bien avec rien : travailler avec peu de ressourcesComment accomplir son travail de CP avec des ressources financières, humaines et techniques limitées? Quoi privilégier? Quoi sacrifier? Sur quoi miser?

Qui: tousavec Boriana Panayotova

Quand: 7 mai 2014

Où: salle virtuelle de l’ACCP

Comment: Pour participer, faites parvenir un courriel à à partir de l’adresse de courriel qui sera utilisée pour accéder à la salle virtuelle.

For Anglophones: ACCP-CAID has invited instructional designers to submit a challenging case from their workplace to the greater ID community to receive collective support and share their own experience. The All for One event will bring together one ID who faced with this challenge and other IDs who want to find a solution or suggest alternatives. For the All for One activity, the CAID will provide IDs access to one or more sharing tools (virtual room, discussion forum, etc.), as needed, and will circulate the invitation. The presenter is responsible for facilitating the event, which can be in English or French.

For more information or to submit a challenge, contact ACCP-CAID at

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Instructional design, the academy and industry: a ‘blended’ event

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image © eLearning Industry Companies, 2013

image © eLearning Industry Companies, 2013

What: The Academy and Industry: Exploring Instructional Design Roles

In a professional discipline, sometimes there can be uneasy tensions between those in the Academy (i.e. professors and researchers) and those in industry. This collaborative event will attempt to highlight some of the tensions that exist in instructional design. How do I.D. practices and conditions differ in the Academy vs in the corporate sector? How important is it to keep up with current research? What value is placed on formal credentials, or practical experience? Join us in our discussion online, and attend the culminating panel session.

Who: CNIE (Canadian Network for Innovation) + CAID (Canadian Association of Instructional Designers – ACCP en français)

When and how:

CAID webinar: instructional design in Spain and the Netherlands

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 Netherlands and Spain flagsWhat: 

The Canadian Association of Instructional Designers is offering a webinar workshop that  invites you on a quick world tour to become acquainted with the practices of instructional designers in various countries.


May 14th, 2014: 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Pacific) / 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central) / 11:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern) / 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Atlantic)


Theme 1 – Reinventing the educational system of distance teaching universities: the case of the Open University of the Netherlands (Abstract) (This presentation will be in English.)
Présented by: Rob Koper, Dean, Professor of Learning Sciences & Learning Technologies, CELSTEC, Open University of the Netherlands

Theme 2 – The instructional designer in Spain: portrait of a profession that is emerging, yet in transition (Abstract) (This presentation will be in French.)
Présented by: Marcelo Fabian Maina, Profesor, Elearn Center - Edul@b, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


Workshops are broadcast in the form of a webinar. One Anglophone and one Francophone have been invited to speak at Workshop 1(3).   Each will address participants in his or her own language. John Statham, a qualified interpreter, will provide interpretation into English. A member will provide informal translation into French if necessary. Each presenter will talk about their theme for 10 to 15 minutes and then open up the floor for discussion.


CAID Members: no charge; Non-members: $40. To register, e-mail the form below to by May 7, 2014. Access to the workshop will be granted once the registration fee has been paid. To access the form, click here


Strongly recommended for those interested in how instructional design is practiced in other countries. Both speakers have individual and very interesting approaches to instructional design.


An ADDIE infographic for online training

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ADDIE infographic

© Commonwealth of Australia, 2014

Flexible Learning Australia has developed an interactive infographic for developing online training. Click here to access the graphic.

Thanks to Richard Elliott’s always excellent eLearning Watch for directing me to this

Global survey of instructional designers

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Concordia University, Montréal, Canada is broadening the scope of its research to create a relatively comprehensive picture of the profession and better understand what makes it flourish but also what are the obstacles in its way by asking Instructional Designers and Educational Technologists from all countries and from all educational backgrounds to take the following survey:

This questionnaire has 29 questions and should take about 15 minutes to complete. All the information gathered will be held confidentially and only the aggregated data will appear in publications.

If you have any questions please contact:

Claude Martel Ph. D.,

Professor in the Educational Technology Program

Concordia University