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Congratulations to MSIDT Alumna Tracy Stuntz

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Future Doctor Tracy Stuntz

We are pleased to announce that MSIDT Alumna Tracy Stuntz, class of 2016,  has been accepted to an Educational Leadership Program to pursue her Doctor of Education. She will begin the Collaborative Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership, a joint venture between Fresno State University and CSU Channel Islands. We are proud of Tracy and know that she will be an asset to the Doctor of Education Program!

Congratulations Tracy Stuntz!  We are proud of you!

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: REX BARTHOLOMEW

 

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: REX BARTHOLOMEW

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Rex Bartholomew will continue his education and pursue a doctoral degree beginning fall 2017. Rex was selected as the Graduate Student of the Year by the CSUF Alumni Association. Congratulations to Rex we wish him continued success!

Ms. Lindsay O’Neill recognized at Honor an Educator

This year Ms.Lindsay O’Neill was recognized at Honor an Educator. She received this special recognition due to her dedication to MSIDT graduate students, her commitment to teaching, and for her overall outstanding contributions to the MSIDT program. We are proud to have Ms. O’Neill as a faculty member in the MSIDT program.

MSIDT Student Ms. Cameryn Williams Blog

“The ID world is evolving quickly and it’s nice to have a place to stop in and catch up. Cameryn Williams blogs about her first year as an Instructional Designer, current trends, quick tips, best practices and more. If you’re an Instructional Designer, educator or simply someone who loves to talk tech, come on over to the ID eCorner. Check it out here !
 

COE Webinar Series

From Our Home To Yours! COE Webinar Series 2017
Join us for a series of live webinars. Find out more about new, interesting, and engaging education topics. It’s easy to join in. On the day of the webinar, just click on the link and you’re in. Connect with us and explore doctoral programs, life abroad, new technology websites, strategies to engage all learners, LinkedIn profiles, the CSUF Alumni Association, resumes and teaching in higher education.Click here to know more.

MSIDT Featured Alumnus Mr. Randall Fujimoto M.S.

Randall Fujimoto, class of 2010, started a nonprofit educational organization called GameTrain Learning to promote game-based learning in education after graduation. Recently, he added a for-profit division of GameTrain Learning to design and develop games for the training industry. His new business focuses on creating transmedia training games, which was his research focus of his MSIDT final project. We asked Randall if he applies anything he learned while earning his Master of Science degree, he stated that “I worked in the video game industry prior to the MSIDT program, so I was able to combine my gaming experience with the skills and knowledge that I gained in the program to better understand how game-based learning can effectively be utilized in education. Specifically, being able to learn about and apply instructional design and learning theory, social and online learning principles, and motivation theory to gaming activities has allowed me to create programs to educate teachers and other educators about game-based learning.”Randall has remained connected to the MSIDT Alumni Association and has hosted webinars about gaming and serves as a mentor to current graduate students. We wanted to know if Randall would recommend the MSIDT program to others. He said “Most definitely! Not only will you become a part of a strong online community of learners, but also, and maybe more importantly, you will learn about the process of learning and how this process can make you a better self-directed, lifelong learner.” The MSIDT program connects theory to practice and prepares student in their future careers as instructional designers, elearning professionals, and many other careers. My MSIDT degree enabled me to start a nonprofit educational organization called GameTrain Learning to promote game-based learning in education. Our programs include professional development workshops for educators, game-based curriculum design, educational game development, and game-based college workshops.
If you are interested in applying, please visit us at http://ed.fullerton.edu/msidt/apply-now/ or call us at 657-278-3639 or email msidt@fullerton.edu

FEATURED MSIDT ALUMNUS Mr. Mike Ryu, M.S.

Mr. Mike Ryu, M.S., graduated in May, 2016 from the MSIDT program. Mike recently landed his dream job! He is an Instructional Designer at the USC Marshall School of Business. Not only did Mike obtain the skills he needed from the MSIDT program, but he also became more confident and knowledgeable. Mike states, “There were many benefits after the completing my MSIDT degree.  I became more confident when I applied for jobs and went on interviews. I developed the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful instructional designer, and I am supported by a great network of fellow MSIDT alumni.”The MSIDT program gave Mike Ryu a great foundation to pursue his long term career goals. Real work experience opened many doors for Mike. Mike worked as freelance instructional designer for various non-profits in Orange County while completing his degree. One of Mike’s references is Christa Seiwert from Emergency Operations Manager at OneOC. She writes, “Mike is very detail-oriented and works well in teams. He created an orientation tutorial for our Disaster Response Program that will help propel our program to where it needs to be and save the volunteer managers time! The most amazing thing about him was that he went out of his way to learn about our program so he was sure to get the tutorial right! I highly recommend Mike Ryu for any instructional designing project!”

One of the great things about the MSIDT program is many learning theories and instructional strategies are taught in each course and students get to actually practice and produce materials. Mike told us that even though he is just starting his new position at USC, he is already applying much of what he learned from the MSIDT coursework. This is Mike’s first time working in the higher education sector. Mike is confident and fully prepared to start designing full courses for the online MBA program. Mike has a gift of seeing the big picture, and it serves him well.  Mike Ryu was able to quickly understand the vision of the senior instructional designers on the online learning team!

The MSIDT coursework provided Mike with the knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a variety projects. Mike created projects with Adobe Captivate which helped him start as a freelancing instructional designer. Mike posted his projects on his portfolio website www.mrportfolio.me which helped him secure work with local non-profit organizations.

An important aspect of the MSIDT program is the vibrant alumni association. Mike is connected with the MSIDT Alumni Association.  Mike states, “I have received suggestions and tips for preparing for interviews.  Getting insight from fellow alumni in the higher education sector was a great way to prepare for interviews.”

We always ask our alumni if they would recommend the MSIDT program to other prospective students. Mike replied with a big, “Yes!”  “I would recommend the MSIDT program to other prospective students.  The senior instructional designers that I work with at USC were familiar with the CSUF’s MSIDT program and I feel that the program provided me with a strong foundation to helped me succeed in landing my dream job.”

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Mike Ryu’s accomplishments!

We are proud of our alumni and their success stories. If you are interested in earning a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology, please contact us at: msidt@fullerton.edu

Written by, Lora B. Pezzell, MSIDT, Cohort 14.

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