Assessments, Collaborations, and Communication in E-Learning

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

Instructors have a variety of assessment tools to use in an e-learning environment and peer assessment is a proactive learning tool. Asynchronous communication with classmates and instructors allows us flexibility in time to assess others work. For

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Collaborating in eLearning

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

In the Fall of 2018, I took Dr. Covelli’s e-learning course at the University of St. Francis in Illinois. Before this course, I hadn’t participated in “collaborating” assignments since high school. It was a hard experience for me since I have become so accustomed to

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Managing eLearning to Save Time and Money

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

Managing eLearning requires careful considerations in many areas.  Keeping within time and budget limits are two important areas to plan for when developing and managing eLearning.  In a recent article, Renie McClay (2018) discusses proactive

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To play or not to play that is the question…..

This post is provided by guest blogger, Kim Wilson, graduate student University of St. Francis, Joliet, Il., MS Training and Development program
Gaming has become one of the largest on-line interactive venues among our population. But, can it be used as a source of learning? In a recent article, author Jurica Picak (2017) provides the reader with some insight on why gamification is a great benefit to Continue reading

On-the-job training in the classroom: Authentic Assessments

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

How many times is student achievement measured – with a test?  Isn’t there a better way?  Yes!  There is!  It’s called authentic assessment, which “measures not only what students have learned from course content, but also their ability to apply that knowledge

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Successful eLearning Assessments

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.

Effective assessment reveals an online learner’s progress and understanding as well as the transferability of skills and knowledge on their way to content mastery (Simonson, Smaldino, & Zvacek, 2015, p. 230).  A learner gaining knowledge that is retained and used

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Authentic Assessment and the Real World

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

Authentic assessment uses real-world tasks to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge acquired and skills learned.  In a recent article, Kaider, Hains-Wesson, and Young (2017) discuss equipping students with skills needed for employment through

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Effective e-learning starts with an assessment strategy

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

E-learning has become a popular method for training employees for many reasons, such as the relative ease in which it can be deployed to large, dispersed audiences. But even if an organization is reaching more employees with e-learning, how can they know if the

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Assessment and Learning: Is there a difference?

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

Is there really a difference with assessment and learning? I mean we use assessments to show what we have learned, right? Well that may be the case but are we using assessments correctly? We use tests, quizzes and papers to assess how much our learners

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Looking For Creative Ways to Assess Online Learning?

This post is provide by guest blogger, Penny Jones, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.

What type of assessments are you using for online learning? This article by Marie Norman (2016) talks about creative methods to assess online learning.  It addresses how to capitalize on using the digital resources of online learning.  She explains the

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