The Instructional Design Emergency Response Network is a group of online learning and eLearning professionals from K-12, higher education, and workforce development. We are here to support individual educators or trainers, schools, firms, and organizations during times of crisis.
I signed up to help. Why haven't I been contacted?
Most likely, your extremely valuable and specific skill set just hasn't aligned with the needs of the requesting educator yet. If you're eager to help and you haven't been asked, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or PM @id_erNet on Twitter for suggestions on more ways to get involved.
Occasionally, it's because the link provided for verification of qualifications (such as to your Linkedin profile or website) was broken or I otherwise could not easily confirm your credentials. If you're concerned that the link you provided is broken, please email email@example.com to confirm with the Network Admin.
When I'm asked to work with a requesting educator, what should I expect and do?
If matched with a requesting educator, you will receive an email from the Network Admin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line "Making Introductions."
Please reply to that email within 24 hours to begin building a relationship with your educator and addressing their needs.
Once the Network Admin makes the initial introduction, there is no need to reply all or otherwise include the Network Admin in future correspondence with your educator.
If at any time you need additional support or resources, or have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com for help.
If at any time your circumstances change and you can not continue working with your educator, but they still need help, please refer them back to the Network Admin by sending an email to the educator and firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm an educator requesting help. What should I expect?
The Network Admin will contact you by email within 24 hours of your initial request. Look for an email from email@example.com with the subject line "Your Support Request" or "Making Introductions."
If the online learning partner assigned to you fails to contact you within 72 hours, is not able to help with your original request, or you have other questions or concerns, please contact the Network Admin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for help.
I'm requesting help on behalf of my institution, school, organization, or department. What should I expect?
The Network Admin will contact you within 24 hours of your initial request. Look for an email from email@example.com with the subject line "Your Support Request."
The email will include a request to schedule a phone call to discuss your needs and your faculty's needs further, as well as some ideas about possible ways ID-ER Network can help, based on the information from your original request.
How Does This Network... Work?
"Meet the Instructional Design ‘First Responders’ Helping Faculty Teach in an Emergency"
An interview with Rebecca Koenig of EdSurge!
Published March 19, 2020
An EdSource commentary by Jody Greene
Teaching Online Podcast Episode 63 mentions ID-ER Network at 21 minutes.
Published April 6, 2020
Discussion about ID-ER Network begins at 27 minutes.
Published March 26, 2020
Just random junk from random folks!
I'm thrilled to serve as your Network Admin. I have 10+ years of experience in instructional design and a master of arts in Women's Studies. I'm a graduate of Ball State University and Texas Woman's University. I was born and raised in Boonville, IN and now live in Fort Worth, TX.