How Do I Assess Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…

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

“O this learning, what a thing it is!William Shakespeare

Many students may not always show the same enthusiasm when it comes to learning, especially when it comes to daunting comprehensive examinations. In her article, Learner Assessment in Online Courses: Best Practices & More, Anthea Papadopoulou (2019) Continue reading

Quality over Quantity, Assessing the elearner

This post is provided by guest blogger, Brandon Rinker, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program

In this brief article, Christopher Pappas (2019) discusses eight methods to assess online students and learners. Understanding and implementing these methods gives the educator the knowledge to track their students’ progress and find areas that need some Continue reading

Assess Now & Later

Provided by guest blogger, Stefanie Gardner, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program

An instructor needs to be thinking what the learner should gain from an e-learning course as they are designing the course.  The outcomes of the e-learning experience need to be outlined along with the course.  The assessing of these outcomes should be learner Continue reading

What Does Feedback Mean to You?

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

Is feedback the responsibility of the teacher or the student? What does “feedback” really mean?  In their 2019 article, “Developing a Learning-Centred Framework for Feedback Literacy,” Molloy, Boud, and Henderson (2019) tackle these questions and more as they present Continue reading

We are Living in a Millennial World…

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

Madonna’s Material Girl song came to me when I read an article on training assessment for the millennial generation.  It is easy to simply replace the words material with millennial.  The question that remains is can the millennial process replace the materialistic needs of a fully functioning training program? Continue reading

Learning From The Best: Techniques Used By Top-rated Online Instructors

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This post is provided by guest blogger, Tricia DeFay, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, MBA in Health Administration program.

Summary

In the article “Teaching Strategies of Award-winning Online Instructors” Ralph (2020) looks at a recent study performed by Kumar et al (2019) that examined the course design and teaching practices used by top-rated online instructors. Eight award-winning university instructors were interviewed for the study. Data analysis revealed these five key elements: Continue reading

Personalizing Learning from Data

Provided by guest blogger, Angelica Brodeur, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program

One of the main benefits of e-learning is the potential to offer learners a personalized learning experience, thereby moving away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach. The paradigm of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) is one example, Continue reading

Development of Learning Software

This post is provided by guest blogger, Angelica Sanchez, graduate student at the University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program.

In this article, the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) instructional design and Feature Driven Development Process (FDDP) were chosen as the instructional design and agile method to guide the design process in Continue reading

Find Success in Flipped Learning

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

In a workday, every minute spent away from our desks matters. In corporate training, employees can show up to yet another lecture of boring material, wasting more precious time as information is read to them. In his recent article “Flipped Learning, Maximizing Continue reading

Hello, is Anybody Out There?

 

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

In the switch to remote teaching, it can be difficult to maintain the same engagement and interactivity that you once enjoyed in the classroom. Simply presenting your same old lectures online will not suffice to entice students to participate. In this article, Marian Stoltz-Loike (2020) provides advice on how to turn the “sage on the stage” to a “guide on Continue reading