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

Ok. So Now it’s Become Personal

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

In an article by Danielle Hart (2018), several instructional design trends are highlighted as potential approaches for how to evolve your organization’s learning strategy. These trends include: making learning more personalized; meeting learners where they are;

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Why is assessment so important in terms of e-learning?

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

Assessments in e-learning can be intimidating and difficult to measure. This article explores ways to strengthen assessments through elearning processes. One of the key elements to remember is the importance of evaluation versus assessment. Assessment in

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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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Online Teaching Strategies – Best Practices

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

Best practices in online learning are key to setting clear guidance for online learners. Hanover Research Council wrote an article on their definition of best practices in online instructional design. The Hanover Research Council outlines Pelz’s (2004) report that

indicates three main goals in online instructional design: Continue reading

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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Learner-centric instructional design with Design Thinking

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.

Design Thinking is a creative method for problem-solving and creating solutions with empathy. This method is attributed to Stanford University’s d. School, and includes five looping or iterating stages: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. In a recent

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Why Graphic Design Skills Are Essential For eLearning Designers

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.

eLearning designers are positioned in a crossroad of instructional design and technology. It is imperative that they understand how to communicate efficiently and effectively while utilizing an online platform. By utilizing graphic design skills, eLearning designers

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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

How can we “do better” with instructional design?

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

With the advancement of technology in recent years, more people have turned to e-learning. Since this has become more popular in recent years, does this mean we need to have a design for these classes as well? The answer is yes!  Continue reading