See what participants of the 2016-2017 program said were the key elements of being a part of the ID2ID program:
Connect with Senior IDs
“As a new ID as Penn State, I am so fortunately to be paired with a much more experienced ID. She provided me many useful resources including face-to-face ID training opportunities, conference papers, and online reading material for any ID topic and any question that I had. As a new ID, I was eager to learn and had many learning goals. My peer impressed me on our very first meeting by quickly and awesomely organizing our goals, meeting agenda, and learning process. Amazing person and great program!”
– Hongyan (Red) Yuan
“As a new Instructional Designer at Penn State, the ID2ID program provided an opportunity to get acquainted with the University’s Learning Design Community. I was able to work with a seasoned Instructional Designer to develop a Needs Analysis survey for academic course revisions. Although extremely helpful in my job, it was unlikely that I would have the time to create this resource on my own. The extra support, guidance, and development time provided by the ID2ID program allowed me to bring this project come to life. “
– Lindsey Kiraly
Caffeinated Adventures in Mentoring
Testimonial: Not only was ID2ID beneficial in being paired with a fellow ID, but the group meetings throughout the program were great. The relationship we built over several coffee meetings proved to be a rich experience; however, we can’t emphasize enough of the other relationships and community that was built across the whole group. Our mentoring relationship was unique in that we were already working on the Canvas implementation together, so this opportunity allowed us to grow our professional and personal relationship, with both of us gaining valuable experiences and skills in the process.
– Jeff Puhala and Zach Lonsinger
Active Learning Adventures
The opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm between ID’s from two different Commonwealth campuses was a unique opportunity in our own active learning. Our conversations often turned to how we can best approach Canvas, faculty development, active learning, and active learning statements. Together, we were able to find out information from each other about our respective campuses and make those connections to what we were researching and how we can apply it.
-Beth Lease and Julie Meyer