When Students Succeed, So Will the Online Program

This post is provided by guest blogger, Paulette Richardson, graduate student, University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development Program.

Students must get the support they need if they are to succeed. This is especially true in an e-learning program or distance education program.  In a 2019 article, Theresa Barger addresses steps to building virtual services for online students. She recommends that Continue reading

Faculty Training and Development: A Method

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This post is provided by guest blogger, Tricia DeFay, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, MBA in Health Administration program.

Summary

In Cultivating Online Growth Through Leadership Training, Hall and Williams (2020) discuss how leadership training can help faculty lead their classrooms and take on future leadership roles with confidence. The authors present some key attributes which teachers should possess when pursuing leadership roles: Continue reading

Cognitive Strategies, Motivation, and e-Learning Readiness

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

Keskin & Yurdugül (2020) explain the three characteristics used to determine student preferences for blended and online learning environments were self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies, motivation, and e-learning readiness. These characteristics were Continue reading

EEAM: A New Tool for Assessing E-learning

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.

Researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and University of Tehran conducted a study of e-learning programs. The goal of the study was to develop an assessment that would gauge students’ perceptions of the e-learning environment. Both Continue reading

Regarding Assessments, It Is A Question of Strength…

This post is provided by guest blogger, Paulette Richardson, graduate student, University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development Program.

In her article titled, “Improving Assessment in E-Learning Programs”, Mary Burns (2018) notes that “assessments drive instruction” (para. 1).  The idea is that what gets measured gets taught (Burns, 2018).  The article explains further that assessments are typically not Continue reading

Assessment for Online Learning

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This post is provided by guest blogger, Tricia DeFay, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, MBA in Health Administration program.

Summary

Papadopoulou (2019) discusses how assessments in online learning should be designed. The author asserts that assessment activities are a “powerful way to achieve learning outcomes” (para. 1). According to the author, there are two types of assessments: Continue reading

Cheating the System or Yourself?

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.

The fourteen strategies Stephanie Budhai (2020) lists to reduce cheating in online exams are full of consistent examples of how to proceed with integrity in the examination environment. Her examples range from technological prevention within platforms to Continue reading

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

Assess Now & Later

Provided by guest blogger, Stefanie Gardner, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program

An instructor needs to be thinking what the learner should gain from an e-learning course as they are designing the course.  The outcomes of the e-learning experience need to be outlined along with the course.  The assessing of these outcomes should be learner Continue reading

Learning From The Best: Techniques Used By Top-rated Online Instructors

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This post is provided by guest blogger, Tricia DeFay, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, MBA in Health Administration program.

Summary

In the article “Teaching Strategies of Award-winning Online Instructors” Ralph (2020) looks at a recent study performed by Kumar et al (2019) that examined the course design and teaching practices used by top-rated online instructors. Eight award-winning university instructors were interviewed for the study. Data analysis revealed these five key elements: Continue reading