In a previous post, I spoke about the art and practice of strategic planning and how various models exist for helping organizations plan.
Business or strategic planning is essential for organizations and projects to stay on track. It is how organizations set priorities, focus energy and resources, keep stakeholders working towards common goals, and fix directional problems. Strategic planning can also serve as a benchmark to judge performance. Continue reading
I have been in the process of redesigning an e-learning, online course, and I have decided to try out student blogging as a component of the course. Beginning in the fall, you will begin to see a regular pattern of guest bloggers on this WordPress site. Continue reading
What is Adult Education and Training?
This week, I am preparing for the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) joint conference with the Great Lakes Region for the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE). I was reminded of this post (below) from several years ago Continue reading
Online Discussion Boards: The Practice of Building Community for Adult Learners
For full text: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis The Journal of Continuing Higher Education in 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/ DOI: 10.1080/07377363.2017.1274616.
“Online education continues to grow, and the application of theory to practice becomes increasingly important as practitioners examine the impact technology has on e-classroom interaction. Adult students, in particular, look for interaction that is Continue reading
This post is provided by guest blogger, N. Heidi Hess, current student in the MS Training and Development program
Earlier this year I was introduced to the idea of nano-learning. One of the biggest challenges we face in learning is simply time. How do we find time or even make time for learning? How do we sell stakeholders on investing time into training? Nano-learning Continue reading
Excerpts from my keynote speech delivered at the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society for adult students at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL. May 6, 2016
I am honored to be here to talk to you about one of my favorite topics – adult learning. Continue reading
This post is provided by guest blogger, Randy Canale, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program
With the explosion in popularity of online learning, more institutions and learners are taking advantage of the convenience and other benefits of this type of training. However, are instructors satisfied in this environment? In a recent article, Dr. Dietrich discusses Continue reading
This post is provided by guest blogger, Trudy Sulita, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program
Ruby Spencer is the Director, Global Curriculum Development at PulseLearning. Passionate about all things training, she has designed, developed, and implemented synchronous and asynchronous training for a number of national and international Continue reading
This post is provided by guest blogger, Nicole Fischer, CNMT, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program
There are many pathways that learners can take to fulfill knowledge gaps related to personal interests as well as professional endeavors. While much value is still placed on traditional face to face lectures, the implementation of innovative teaching strategies Continue reading