Development of Learning Software

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

In this article, the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) instructional design and Feature Driven Development Process (FDDP) were chosen as the instructional design and agile method to guide the design process in Continue reading

Find Success in Flipped Learning

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.

In a workday, every minute spent away from our desks matters. In corporate training, employees can show up to yet another lecture of boring material, wasting more precious time as information is read to them. In his recent article “Flipped Learning, Maximizing 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

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

eLearning, Strategy and Design

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

Omer (2016) begins by giving the basic definition of strategy.  She then transitions to strategy in pedagogical terms and its use in accomplishing objectives for a course.  As an instructor, clear goals need to be determined so actions can be applied to meet these Continue reading

Alphabet Soup in the Digital Age

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.

As a nuclear power professional, my training career has been rooted in two catchy anagrams:  SAT and ADDIE.  These two concepts are the root stock for the training soup that nuclear power plants serve our students.  As technology evolves and the digital Continue reading

Transfer of Learning Study Recently Reported

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.

John P. Egan (2020) reported results of a study conducted at a large Canadian research university about transfer of learning. Participants were global and completed an online Likert scale questionnaire. Egan (2020) noted in his article that when instructional design is used including specific learning activities and reflection, then transfer of learning seems to increase. Continue reading

How to make online training work!!!

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

Online training is one of the most popular avenues for an adult student who is looking to continue their education.   Online training is known for its convenience but it does come with its challenges.   In the article “6 Hurdles That Hinder Online Training Knowledge

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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

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