Collaborating in eLearning

This post is provided by guest blogger, Sheana Graham, graduate student at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill., MS in Training and Development program

In the Fall of 2018, I took Dr. Covelli’s e-learning course at the University of St. Francis in Illinois. Before this course, I hadn’t participated in “collaborating” assignments since high school. It was a hard experience for me since I have become so accustomed to

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Ok. So Now it’s Become Personal

This post is provided by guest blogger, Mark Doty, graduate student University of St. Francis, Joliet, Il., MS Training and Development program.

In an article by Danielle Hart (2018), several instructional design trends are highlighted as potential approaches for how to evolve your organization’s learning strategy. These trends include: making learning more personalized; meeting learners where they are;

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Managing eLearning to Save Time and Money

This post is provided by guest blogger, Tonya Stafford, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.

Managing eLearning requires careful considerations in many areas.  Keeping within time and budget limits are two important areas to plan for when developing and managing eLearning.  In a recent article, Renie McClay (2018) discusses proactive

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To play or not to play that is the question…..

This post is provided by guest blogger, Kim Wilson, graduate student University of St. Francis, Joliet, Il., MS Training and Development program
Gaming has become one of the largest on-line interactive venues among our population. But, can it be used as a source of learning? In a recent article, author Jurica Picak (2017) provides the reader with some insight on why gamification is a great benefit to Continue reading

Why is assessment so important in terms of e-learning?

This post is provided by guest blogger, Keeona Jordan, a graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.

Assessments in e-learning can be intimidating and difficult to measure. This article explores ways to strengthen assessments through elearning processes. One of the key elements to remember is the importance of evaluation versus assessment. Assessment in

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On-the-job training in the classroom: Authentic Assessments

This post is provided by guest blogger, George Skerritt, graduate student of the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Il., MS Training and Development program.

How many times is student achievement measured – with a test?  Isn’t there a better way?  Yes!  There is!  It’s called authentic assessment, which “measures not only what students have learned from course content, but also their ability to apply that knowledge

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Successful eLearning Assessments

This blog post is provided by guest blogger, Carol Sheetz, graduate student in the online Master of Science degree program in Training and Development at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

Effective assessment reveals an online learner’s progress and understanding as well as the transferability of skills and knowledge on their way to content mastery (Simonson, Smaldino, & Zvacek, 2015, p. 230).  A learner gaining knowledge that is retained and used

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Authentic Assessment and the Real World

This post is provided by guest blogger, Tonya Stafford, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.

Authentic assessment uses real-world tasks to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge acquired and skills learned.  In a recent article, Kaider, Hains-Wesson, and Young (2017) discuss equipping students with skills needed for employment through

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Effective e-learning starts with an assessment strategy

This post is provided by guest blogger, Katie Sachs, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, MS in Training and Development program.

E-learning has become a popular method for training employees for many reasons, such as the relative ease in which it can be deployed to large, dispersed audiences. But even if an organization is reaching more employees with e-learning, how can they know if the

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