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

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

Crowdsurfing? More like Crowdsourcing

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.

Have a big question about the future of education at your institution? Have thousands of college students and faculty who have opinions and possibly bright ideas on this exact topic? Jeffrey Young’s article for EdSurge highlights the efforts MIT implemented to sort Continue reading

The Pandemic vs Higher Education

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.

Almost one thousand higher education administrators and faculty responded to a survey in mid-May 2020 on Covid-19 impacting their spring semesters across college campuses in the United States. The survey results were described and reported by A. W. June in the most recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Continue reading

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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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

Effective Instructional Design + Teaching Strategies = Expertise

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 eLearning Industry, expertise is the goal of all learning.  Instructional systems must keep that goal in mind when systems are designed.  Efficiently getting students to a place where they can practice their knowledge is the key to effective Continue reading