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

Does Your Instructional Design Contain These Elements?

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

Instructional design is critical to create an effective eLearning course. What do you look for in designing your course?  This article by Christopher Pappas (2016) gives a brief overview on ten elements that are important in any instructional design for an Continue reading

E- learning, is it Electronic or Experience?

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.

Using instructional designs has been a growing trend over the past few years. Instructional designs are great tools that help individuals reach their maximum learning potential. As technology continues to advance how does your instructional design Continue reading

Online Discussion Boards

Online Discussion Boards: The Practice of Building Community for Adult Learners

For full text: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis The Journal of Continuing Higher Education in 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/ DOI: 10.1080/07377363.2017.1274616.

Abstract

“Online education continues to grow, and the application of theory to practice becomes increasingly important as practitioners examine the impact technology has on e-classroom interaction. Adult students, in particular, look for interaction that is Continue reading

Guest post: What is nano-learning?

This post is provided by guest blogger, N. Heidi Hess, current student in the MS Training and Development program

Earlier this year I was introduced to the idea of nano-learning. One of the biggest challenges we face in learning is simply time. How do we find time or even make time for learning? How do we sell stakeholders on investing time into training? Nano-learning Continue reading

Instructor Satisfaction & Online Learning

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

With the explosion in popularity of online learning, more institutions and learners are taking advantage of the convenience and other benefits of this type of training. However, are instructors satisfied in this environment? In a recent article, Dr. Dietrich discusses Continue reading

10 elearning trends

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

Ruby Spencer is the Director, Global Curriculum Development at PulseLearning. Passionate about all things training, she has designed, developed, and implemented synchronous and asynchronous training for a number of national and international Continue reading

Case Based Learning in Radiology Education

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

There are many pathways that learners can take to fulfill knowledge gaps related to personal interests as well as professional endeavors. While much value is still placed on traditional face to face lectures, the implementation of innovative teaching strategies Continue reading

Online Teaching Tools for the Adult Learner

Check out my session from the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) 2015 national annual conference held this year in St. Louis, MO. Thank you to all who attended the session! Continue reading

Guest Post: 10 Signs You Were “Born to Train”

This post is provided by guest blogger, Wendy Frushon Tsaninos, alumna University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program

While many employees may sigh loudly, roll their eyes, or make a scrunchy face at the mere mention of training, there are those of us who break into a wide smile, raise our hands to volunteer, and say, “Yay!”   We just have a passion for this process. Here are Continue reading