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

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

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

Adult Learners – Hidden Realities

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

David Housel (2020) brought to light challenges some adult learners face that can be overlooked by educators. Although measures exist to help children with difficulties while they are in school, the same is not true for adults. Background, interruptions in Continue reading

Are Employers Thinking Differently?

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

Jane Hart begins with a quick nod to the COVID pandemic in that it was able to change employers view of online learning and training in an extremely short amount of time. The article discusses the need to be creative and innovative when it comes to eLearning Continue reading

Can E-Learning Survive Without A Good Instructional Design Strategy?

This post is provided by guest blogger, Paulette Richardson, graduate student, University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development Program.

All successful institutions share one thing in common, proper planning and implementing the right strategies.  Having the right strategies in place will ensure that learners succeed.  The article written by Ayesha H. Omer (2016) suggests that a strategy has the same characteristics of a game plan.  Continue reading

Strategies to Remember

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

A strategic approach to online teaching should be considered essential for a successful e-learning experience for both the instructor and learners.  Understanding different strategic approaches will allow the instructor to effectively create a learning Continue reading

Transfer of Learning Study Recently Reported

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

John P. Egan (2020) reported results of a study conducted at a large Canadian research university about transfer of learning. Participants were global and completed an online Likert scale questionnaire. Egan (2020) noted in his article that when instructional design is used including specific learning activities and reflection, then transfer of learning seems to increase. Continue reading

Your LMS is Keeping Score

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

Sarah Fister Gale (2018) writes from the human resources perspective for many in-depth articles and reports for Workforce. Her sector report from 2018, “Your Training Program Is Not Enough” details the collective skills businesses need to implement within their learning management system (LMS) to ensure workers of all ages and skill level continue their learning in the workplace. Gale’s sector report highlights the fact that the LMS points employees to curated content in bite-sized chunks, but then the employees ultimately do not apply what they have learned. Maddening isn’t it? Continue reading