Divisions: Instructional and Developmental Communication
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  • Davide Girardelli Chair

    University of Gothenburg
    Dept. of Applied Information Technology
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    davide.girardelli[at]ait.gu.se

  • Michelle Violanti Vice Chair

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    School of Communication Studies
    Knoxville, TN, USA 
    violanti[at]utk.edu

      
Mission

The Instructional and Developmental Communication Division’s mission focuses on the importance of creating conducive learning environments via the use of effective behaviors. Because instructional communication occurs in a variety of contexts, the division promotes the study of communication constructs, utilizing diverse methodologies, theories, and paradigms in the instructional process including, but limited to, teacher-student interaction, instructional technology, optimal methods of information dissemination, and information literacy, etc.

 

Description

The Instructional and Developmental Communication Division is committed to the study of communication related to any learning environment or instructional process.


Goals

The division seeks to promote the study of communication processes and/or advance theory in the instructional process (e.g., teacher-student interaction, instructional technology, optimal methods of information dissemination, literacy). Additionally, the division provides teacher-scholars an opportunity to submit and share their ideas for effective instruction through unique teaching practices/activities.

 

Research

Division members actively research topics ranging from information literacy, classroom participation, power and influence in instructional settings, and technology in education. Importantly, the members of our division believe that instruction can happen across a wide variety of contexts, including training and development sessions, online contexts, and educational health interventions, to name a few.


Influence

Our division is small, but we provide exciting opportunities to collaborate, network, enhance research, mentor, and engage in service on an international level to invigorate our members and enhance their everyday teaching practices.

 

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Davide Girardelli wrote on the Divisions: Instructional and Developmental Communication wall: The Instructional and Developmental Communication Division needs to elect the following officers: > Secretary (2-year appointment until the end of the ICA Conference 2022); > SEC (STUDENT AND EARLY CAREER) Representative (2-year appointment until the end of the ICA Conference 2022); > International Liaison (1-year appointment until the end of the ICA Conference 2021). If you are interested in running for these positions, please send your name, affiliation, and provide a brief statement of interest to Davide Girardelli, IDD Vice Chair, by email at davide.girardelli [at] ait.gu.se before Friday, July 24th. If you are nominating someone else, please make sure they know you are nominating them and that they have agreed to be nominated. The primary responsibility of the Secretary is to prepare a written report of the annual business meeting for transmission to the board of directors of the association and members of IDD. Eligibility requirements: Be a member of the Instructional and Developmental Communication Division. The primary responsibilities of the SEC Representative are: represent student and early career scholars at the level of both our interest group and the ICA-wide Student and Early Career Advisory Committee (SECAC) - exchange information between SECAC and our interest group - organize ICA IDD Studies Interest group meet-ups between senior and junior scholars at the ICA annual conference - participate in the organization of events dedicated to students and early career scholars during the conference - participate in the annual SECAC reception fundraising - contribute to ICA newsletter. Eligibility requirements: Be a member of the Instructional and Developmental Communication Division AND a graduate student or early career scholar who has earned the terminal degree in the last five years. The primary responsibilities of the International Liaison are: - gather opinions and feedback from members of our interest group, especially new members from less represented cultures, for example, at times of the annual conference, and convey them to ICA IDD chair, or other relevant bodies at ICA, for them to receive more social support and feel more welcomed at the Association - liaise across the divisions and interest groups on general issues that go beyond any given unit of ICA - assist in the planning of ICA annual conferences, helping the co-chairs to pay attention to participants from ethnic-minority communities and the developing world who may need extra help - identify the needs of young scholars, especially those from non-English-speaking countries, who may need particular skills training (e.g., writing, data analysis), relay them to ICA Membership and Internationalization Committee or other relevant bodies, who will design ways to meet such needs - participate in and facilitate other ICA internationalization activities such as regional conferences, mentorship programs - take initiatives to suggest new ideas for improving ICA’s overall internationalization endeavors. Eligibility requirements: Be a member of the Instructional and Developmental Communication Division with an interest in or affiliation outside the United States. Looking forward to receiving your expressions of interest in serving IDD! All the best, Davide
Posted Monday, July 6, 2020
Davide Girardelli wrote on the Divisions: Instructional and Developmental Communication wall: Submit your paper to the IDD and Bond University preconference entitled "Opportunities, Tensions, and Challenges of Global Higher Education"! Deadline: February 17, 2020, For more info, visit https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/CFPOpportunities
Posted Monday, December 30, 2019
Alexis Lauricella joined the group Divisions: Instructional and Developmental Communication.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Carie Cunningham joined the group Divisions: Instructional and Developmental Communication.
Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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