The Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) special interest group of the Society for Technical Communication (STC
) invites your graduate- and undergraduate-level students to become published before graduating.
Here are the basics of the program:
- Undergraduate- or graduate-level students submit an original article to us about some aspect of instructional design. If we choose to publish it in our newsletter, IDeaL: Design for Learning, the student receives a complimentary STC student membership, which includes a membership in the IDL Special Interest Group (SIG).
- With the student’s permission, once we publish their article we will submit it to STC’s Technical Communication Body of Knowledge (TCBOK). If the editors decide to include the student’s article in the TCBOK, he or she earns an additional year’s STC/IDL membership (or an equivalent award if they no longer qualify for student membership because they’ve graduated).
- Once published, students can link to their article from their résumé and possibly on their LinkedIn profile page—ideally gaining an edge in becoming employed after graduation.
Attached is a flier describing the program in more detail. It directs students to http://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/
to get the entry packet for submitting an article. Kindly do the following to inform your students of this offer:
- Print the attached flier and post it where students will see it.
- Mention the opportunity when your class meets.
- Forward this email and attachment to students.
- Stress the deadline of December 31, 2016.
We hope your students will take advantage of this win-win opportunity to be published before graduating!
Student Outreach Committee
IDL SIG of STC
The STC Academic SIG invites faculty and students to join Rajdeep Gupta
as he discusses Virtual International Collaboration
on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. CDT
The free, online webinar will take place in Adobe Connect. (Note the speaker is based in India.)
You don’t have to be an STC member to attend. Register at the link below, and we will send you login instructions prior to the event. Faculty and students can register individually, or if you are a faculty member and want to project the webinar in a classroom setting, please register for yourself and indicate that you plan to share the webinar with your class or organization: http://goo.gl/forms/HfsJFBhS8u
: Based on the collaborations conducted with different groups of American, Chinese, and Indian students, Rajdeep discusses the principles of effective strategies for conducting virtual international collaborations with students in technical communication. International collaboration has expanded student and instructor learning and has opened up intriguing possibilities. The presentation can assist instructors to develop successful virtual intercultural collaborations that prepare students for the workplace.
: Rajdeep Gupta has 10+ years’ experience in Technical Communication, Sales and Marketing, Project Management, and Translation. He has worked for Infosys, Misys, and Author-it before starting Blue Dots Consultancy Services. At present, he is the Managing Director of Blue Dots. He has approximately 3500 training hours teaching professionals such as software developers, technical writers, project managers and others in XML and DITA, Cloud, CMS, and Customer Focused Documentation. Rajdeep is a former STC India Chapter President, and also has held several other chapter officer roles. In 2012, he received the STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award. Rajdeep has an MBA in Information Systems and a Diploma in Cyber Laws.
Student Infographic Competition 2016
- 16 April 2016: deadline for infographic submission
- 17 May 2016: prizes presented at the STC Summit Honors Reception, Anaheim, CA.
Winning entries will be featured on the STC website and as a complement to the Salary Survey download. Infographics will be published in STC’s award-winning magazine, Intercom
. The winner in each category also will receive a cash prize of $250.00 which will be presented at the Summit Honors Reception in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, 17 May 2016.
Lisa Meloncon Meloncon@nulltek-ritr.com
: Anaheim, California, May 15-18, 2016
Volunteer position descriptions and requirements
Applications need to be submitted by April 6, 2016
(See Application for submission instructions)
Volunteers receive complimentary registration (a $200 value) for the Summit. This enables them to visit the exhibit hall, attend all the receptions, enjoy the coffee breaks and other networking events. In addition, like the other attendees who pay the full price for the Summit, volunteers will receive complimentary access to the Summit Playback
. This will enable them to view the sessions they might have missed due to their volunteer responsibilities.
Liz Herman, Student Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Elaine Gilliam, STC’s meeting manager at email@example.com
Technical Editing SIG Open House
Ann Marie Queeney (SIG co-manager) will briefly present about the SIG (goals, membership benefits, volunteer opportunities, and the new TEAM rewards program); a Q&A will follow afterwards. A member of the STC CAC (Community Affairs Committee) will also be in attendance.
Wed, Mar 16 from 12–1pm Eastern
Bernadette Cash firstname.lastname@example.org