YouTube for Training? Good Idea or Not So Much?

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

Training is how we help workers successfully perform their jobs.  Formats of training are changing from classroom-based to technology-based, with many emergent technologies innovating the way that information is passed.  In a recent article, Mike Peterson and

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The Massive Impact That MOOCs Have On The Lifetime Learner

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.

Do you consider yourself a Lifetime Learner? Do you find yourself constantly subscribing to newsletters, downloading language apps and following industry trends on social media? Well my friend, have I got a treat for you!

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Microlearning is Macro Beneficial

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 two articles posted on the Association for Talent Development (ATD) website, microlearning is a hot topic in the learning industry, and it will shape the future in the workplace.  Microlearning is a way of delivering learning content in short, very

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Assessments, Collaborations, and Communication in E-Learning

This post is provided by guest blogger, Victoria Kral, graduate student University of St. Francis, 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 Continue reading

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

Farewell, Traditional E-Learning, We Hardly Knew Ye

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

E-learning has exploded, but are the traditional methods still effective?  In a recent article, Juliette Denny (2017), Managing Director of a learning technology company, discusses why one-off learning events no longer work and ways to replace them with Continue reading

How Tweet Tidbits Enhance Teaching

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

This article summarizes research finding that Twitter aids students in higher education courses. A significant finding was that Twitter use by students better connected them to the content of their courses which, in turn, resulted in students spending a higher 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

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