A new day, a better way: Best practices in instructional design and ELearning

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

Instructional design in an eLearning setting is an important step in the process of developing online courses and programs. In this article, the author discusses the benefits of instructional design. She also addresses those who believe that instructional design

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The Massive Impact That MOOCs Have On The Lifetime Learner

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

Do you consider yourself a Lifetime Learner? Do you find yourself constantly subscribing to newsletters, downloading language apps and following industry trends on social media? Well my friend, have I got a treat for you!

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Microlearning is Macro Beneficial

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.

According to two articles posted on the Association for Talent Development (ATD) website, microlearning is a hot topic in the learning industry, and it will shape the future in the workplace.  Microlearning is a way of delivering learning content in short, very

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Is Social Media the New Medical School?

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

E-learning technology and social media have become a platform for increasing engagement with online learners. A study by Bialy and Ayoub (2017) found that medical students and their course instructors used social networking sites (SNS) to enhance Continue reading

The Future “Face” of eLearning???

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

There are many different ways to provide training to adults in today’s society. Today, online learning and eLearning have become two very popular alternatives to traditional education. Social media has become just as popular as eLearning has over the past 20 Continue reading

The Only Constant Is Change: 3 Ways L&D Professionals Can Keep Up With The Shifting Pattern Of Instructional Design

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

Change is the common theme across any industry, and the disruption of instructional design is no exception. So how can we as L&D Professionals, put on our innovation pants, pull out the old box of multi-colored ideas and hit the drawing board so that we can ride the waves of change rather than crash in them? Continue reading

Online Discussion Boards

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.

Abstract

“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

Guest post: What is nano-learning?

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