International Society for Design and Development in Education
The International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE) was formed in 2005 with the goal of improving educational design around the world. Educational design has been a secondary concern in a number of settings and there has been very little direct attention focused on design principles and design processes in educational design.
The society has a number of goals, including:
- improving the design and development process
- building a community among existing designers and create training opportunities for new designers
- increasing the impact of educational designers on educational practice
The society governance is outlined in its constitution. In brief, the society is run by an Executive of at least 12 members. Within the Executive, there are three officers with particular duties (such as appointing local chairs of the annual conference, organizing the prize process, etc.)
- Executive chair (currently Susan McKenney, University of Twente & Open University in the Netherlands, past-chair Christian Schunn, University of Pittsburgh, chair-elect Lynne McClure, University of Cambridge)
- Secretary (currently Daniel Pead, University of Nottingham)
- 2005 Oxford, England; Conference chair Hugh Burkhardt
- 2006 Oxford, England; Conference chair Hugh Burkhardt
- 2007 Berkeley, California, USA; Conference chair Elizabeth Stage
- 2008 Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands; Conference Chair Peter Boon; http://www.fi.uu.nl/isdde
- 2009 Cairns, Queensland, Australia; Conference Chair Kaye Stacey http://www.isdde.org/isdde/cairns/index.htm
- 2010 Oxford, England; Conference chair Malcolm Swan http://www.isdde.org/isdde/oxford2010/index.htm
- 2011 Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Conference Chairs Frank Davis & Christian Schunn; http://www.isdde.org/isdde/boston2011/index.htm
- 2012 Utrecht, the Netherlands; Conference Chairs Peter Boon & Frans van Galen; http://sites.google.com/site/conferenceisdde/
- 2013 Berkeley, California, USA; Conference Chairs Rena Dorph & Jacqueline Barber; https://sites.google.com/site/isddeberkeley2013/
- 2014 Cambridge, England; Conference chair Lynne McClure; https://sites.google.com/site/isdde2014/
- 2015 Boulder, Colorado, USA; Conference chair David Webb; https://sites.google.com/a/colorado.edu/isdde15/
- 2016 Utrecht, the Netherlands; Conference chairs Maarten Pieters, Wout Ottevanger, & Susan McKenney; https://sites.google.com/site/isdde2016/home
Prizes for Excellence in Design for Education, the "Eddies"
Starting in 2008, ISDDE supports a 10,000 USD prize for excellence in educational design, known as the "Eddies". The prize alternates across years between rewarding particular designs and rewarding lifetime contributions to educational design.
2008 prize winners
- Malcolm Swan, Shell Centre, University of Nottingham for The Language of Functions and Graphs
- Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips, Michigan State University, for Connected Mathematics
2009 prize winner 
- Paul Black of Kings College London for a lifetime’s achievement of excellence in educational design and development in science and in technology.
2010 prize winner 
- Michal Yerushalmy of the Research Institute of Alternatives in Education at the University of Haifa for Visual Math, a curriculum developed through a rigorous process to produce innovative materials with great demonstrated impact on students, teachers, and educational designers around the world.
2011 prize winner 
- Jan de Lange of the University of Utrecht for a lifetime’s achievement of excellence in educational design and development in mathematics.
2012 prize winner 
- Jacqueline Barber, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, for Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading.
2013 prize winner 
- Hugh Burkhardt of the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education for a lifetime’s achievement in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field, including his leadership of the Shell Centre and his key role in founding this Society.
2014 prize winner 
- Christine Cunningham, Boston Museum of Science, for Engineering is Elementary.
2015 prize winner 
- Solomon Garfunkel, Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, for COMAP
- Burkhardt, H. (2006). From design research to large-scale impact: Engineering research in education. In J. Van den Akker, K. Gravemeijer, S. McKenney, & N. Nieveen (Eds.), Educational design research. London: Routledge.
- Burkhardt, H., & Schoenfeld, A. H. (2003). Improving educational research: toward a more useful, more influential, and better funded enterprise. Educational Researcher 32(9), 3-14.
- ISDDE Constitution
- ISDDE Prize for Excellence in Educational Design