What is ID2ID?

The ID2ID is a partnership program between Penn State and ELI and provides instructional designers an opportunity to engage a community of colleagues across higher education institutions that share the same passion for advancing teaching and learning. This program is designed to help participants grow professionally through focusing on common areas of interest such as: faculty development, academic transformation, digital literacies, accessibility, assessment, open education, and learning spaces.

Program participants are paired into mentor, mentee, or peer relationships and work together towards building personalized program goals that directly tailors the experience for specific professional development interests. **There is no cost to participate in the program.

For detailed information about the ID2ID program, the program’s badge track, and resources, go to the ID2ID website. Ready to apply? Access the application, and take your next step toward a rewarding professional development experience.

"It is a thrill to offer this peer-based mentoring program for instructional designers on an international scale. As a program, ID2ID's roots trace back to an internal effort at Penn State but now, thanks to our partnership with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, it has grown to help nearly 300 IDs throughout the world."
—Kyle Bowen, Director of Education Technology with Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State

Who Should Apply and Why?

Applications for the ID2ID program will be open to anyone involved in instructional design at a higher education institution at any professional level. In addition, individuals with the following titles are encouraged to apply if your position involves instructional design.

  • Educational technologists
  • Multimedia specialists
  • Programmers
  • Production specialists

Last year ID2ID brought together participants from the United States (and Puerto Rico), Australia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, China, Qatar, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Jamaica.

You have the opportunity to explore the world of instructional design through interactions with others and gain exposure to challenges and opportunities that surround key topics of interest. If you are looking to develop new insights, connect with experienced colleagues, or explore new career paths, you would benefit from participating.

"The ID2ID experience has given me more than I ever expected. I never thought I’d be presenting... that I’d make friends with my buddy … or that, beyond feeling empowered to do my best work as an instructional designer, I’d also feel empowered to think more globally about the field of instructional design—what it is, where it’s going, and in particular, its place in higher education."
—2018–2019 program participant

How Do I Apply?

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019–2020 ID2ID Peer Mentoring Program. Applications can be submitted from February 18, 2019, to March 22, 2019. Please allow approximately 15 minutes to complete the application.

The Advisory Committee will begin reviewing and pairing applicants after March 22nd. The program will start June 2019 and conclude in February 2020.

Please note that not all applicants will be accepted due to pairing logistics and the scale of the program at this time. It is important that every pair is matched based on the guidelines of the program.

Contact Shana Campbell with any questions.

Other Instructional Design Resources/Events

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