I Can See It! There’s an eLearning Course in Here Somewhere!

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 article, What is the ADDIE Model of Instructional Design? Andrew DeBell (2020), provides us with a quick starter guide to the ADDIE process of instructional design and development. The ADDIE model is a flexible process that may be used to create any type Continue reading

Need FAQ Support? Try Chatbots!

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

When planning e-learning projects, one of the most important aspects to consider is determining how to support learners in the e-learning environment. Learners will always need assistance navigating the e-learning system and depending on the ratio of Continue reading

When Students Succeed, So Will the Online Program

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

Students must get the support they need if they are to succeed. This is especially true in an e-learning program or distance education program.  In a 2019 article, Theresa Barger addresses steps to building virtual services for online students. She recommends that Continue reading

Faculty Training and Development: A Method

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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 Cultivating Online Growth Through Leadership Training, Hall and Williams (2020) discuss how leadership training can help faculty lead their classrooms and take on future leadership roles with confidence. The authors present some key attributes which teachers should possess when pursuing leadership roles: Continue reading

A Change with Benefits

A Change with Benefits

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

Today’s students are changing beyond categorizing them with the labels of “traditional” and “non-traditional.”  Higher education institutions are needing to change and grow to accommodate the change in the student population.  Institutions adapting to the student Continue reading

‘Big Brother’ and the Wolves

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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.

There is a Cherokee legend that tells of two wolves.  The chief tells the tale of these two wolves who fight constantly.  One wolf represents evil, the other good.  When the young Indian asks who wins, the old chief responds, “The one you feed”  (Unknown, 2020). 

As a nuclear power training manager, every aspect of the training that we provide to our operators is regulated by the federal government through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  ‘Big Brother’ becomes one the wolves in my work life, the other being Continue reading

Cognitive Strategies, Motivation, and e-Learning Readiness

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

Keskin & Yurdugül (2020) explain the three characteristics used to determine student preferences for blended and online learning environments were self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies, motivation, and e-learning readiness. These characteristics were Continue reading

EEAM: A New Tool for Assessing E-learning

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.

Researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and University of Tehran conducted a study of e-learning programs. The goal of the study was to develop an assessment that would gauge students’ perceptions of the e-learning environment. Both Continue reading

Assessment for Online Learning

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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

Papadopoulou (2019) discusses how assessments in online learning should be designed. The author asserts that assessment activities are a “powerful way to achieve learning outcomes” (para. 1). According to the author, there are two types of assessments: Continue reading

When Assessing Outcomes, Assess the Environment

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

All too often, universities assess their learning environments to then improve the learning outcomes of their students. If this is the case, different learning environments need different assessments. Assessing a classroom environment will be different then Continue reading