Enhancing E-Learning Through Video-sharing Technology

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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.

Technology is a necessary component of any e-learning platform. Video-sharing technology has emerged as an educational tool that can be integrated into e-learning courses to meet learning goals, engage students, and encourage discussion. In the article “YouTube a valuable educational tool, not just cat videos,” Antonio and Tuffley (2015) Continue reading

Skillful Transition or Sinking Like the Titanic?

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.

Teachers around the world have been thrown into the deep end with having to rush to put their classes online due to COVID-19. How can they use technology to survive this perilous transition and keep their head above water instead of sinking like a rock? In this article, Youki Terada (2020) discusses the SAMR Model of technology integration to help keep educators afloat. Continue reading

Social Media Framework for E-Learning

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

There is notable interest in incorporating social media in higher education e-learning courses but there is currently little research detailing how social media can most effectively be integrated as a learning strategy. Recently, authors Mnkandla and Minnaar  (2017) documented their meta-synthesis on social media in e-learning through their peer-reviewed qualitative research approach of various e-learning articles. Continue reading

Gamification: Re-ignite Learning in Your Organization

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.

Employees get bored with constant training and the same old training content. Even in companies lucky enough to have employees that embrace life-long learning, motivation can be lacking when outdated training materials are the norm.  In the article “How does Gamification in Training Help Your Employees?” Nikos Andriotis (2020) offers a solution to training burnout. Andriotis provides eight benefits to using gamification at work that result in not only increased motivation and retention, but create collaboration and team spirit, while teaching your employees to become goal-oriented and engaged. Continue reading

Holograms: Training and The Future of Education

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

Hologram or augmented reality (AR) is a computer-generated environment from real world surroundings.  Because of the design, it is helping educators and training instructors use this technology in the classroom and workplace environment.  Holograms can be used in the classroom to help students with all topics from history to science.  Continue reading

Are you ready for the takeover?

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

Are you ready for the takeover?

Technology has been a growing industry over the past few years and is a field that is continuing to grow. This article explored several ways technology will continue to expand and what things the learner can look forward to in the next few years that will enhance their e-learning experience. Continue reading

VR Learning, is it a fantasy or reality?

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

Is Virtual Reality learning a reality for schools, regards of socioeconomics?  In the article “Making Virtual Reality a Reality in Today’s Classrooms,” author Meredith Thompson explains how one state was able to provide students access to virtual reality (VR) learning in the classroom, despite the socioeconomic challenges. Continue reading

Training Transformation Through Technology

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

Five technologies are transforming the way businesses and organizations design, deliver, and evaluate learning. These technologies can be integrated into training and development programs in innovative, practical ways.  Continue reading

Will blockchain technology beguile the eLearning Industry?

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

Many L&D professionals are wondering how the emergence of blockchain technology will impact the eLearning industry. In a recent article, a concise introduction to blockchain technology and how it can be applied to the eLearning industry is provided.

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Do You Get “It”? E-Learning Assessments

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

Facilitation of assessments after an elearning course are vital in seeing if the learning outcomes for the course were achieved. Elearning Industry, an online resource for all things elearning, pinpoints their ideas of creating a successful elearning assessment in Continue reading