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ATD Midlands SIG: Instructional 
Design and Technologies  

The purpose of the ATD Midlands Special Interest Group (SIG) is to provide a community of collaboration around technology and resources as it relates to learning and development. The Midlands SIG is designed to extend ATD Midlands training and development to professionals in the Columbia area with a focus on instructional design and technologies. (Meeting schedule and registration information)

The Midlands SIG is a resource for all ATD Midlands members. The SIG provides members with hands-on instructional design training and access to training resources. The SIG also provides an opportunity for members to network and share training tools, resources and best practices with other working professionals. 

What is the SIG?

The Special Interest Group (SIG) is a community of learners within the larger ATD Midlands organization with a shared interest in advancing knowledge and learning in instructional design and technologies. 

Midlands SIG Strategy

Our strategy is to strengthen awareness of technology tools and resources available by: 

  • Exploring existing and new technology that can be applied to learning environments

  • Building a community of collaboration with members of similar interests

  • Creating an informal learning environment for those who wish to grow in their skill set


  • Bi-monthly following the chapter meetings.
  • Each meeting is lead by a collaborative leader.

  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) – We strongly encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device to actively participate in using the tools we are focusing on. If not able, we seek pairing. 

  • Skill Level – Sessions are gauged toward skill level. 

  • Registration is required to track activity, interests and resources needs. 

     2018 SIG Meeting Schedule:

  • January 19: "Best of 2017: The most popular instructional design resources of 2017" (BYOD). (Resources)
  • February: Article on Virtual Reality (Article #1 and Article #2)
  • March 16: “Learning by Virtual Reality: It is Here and How it Works,” 
  • April: Article on industry topic / or web meeting (Article #1 and Article #2)
  • May 18: Webinar: "Process of Design and Mindful UX;" (Webinar recording and handout)
  • June 15: SIG sponsored Chapter speaker: "Blended: Learning that has it all!" 
  • July 2: Industry articles on Gamification  (Article #1Article #2 and Article #3)
  • August 17: Meeting at Midlands Tech: "Why Gamification?" 
  • September: ATD Midlands Annual Conference; No SIG meeting
  • October 19: Meeting at Midlands Tech: "Gamification Design Challenge," Register NowGamification examples
  • November: No meeting; Online feedback survey - success sharing, planning for 2019
  • December: ATD Midlands Holiday Networking Meeting. No SIG meeting; article on industry topic



Mailing Address:
ATD Midlands, P.O. Box 210055, Columbia, SC 29211 



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