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

Social Media Framework for E-Learning

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

There is notable interest in incorporating social media in higher education e-learning courses but there is currently little research detailing how social media can most effectively be integrated as a learning strategy. Recently, authors Mnkandla and Minnaar  (2017) documented their meta-synthesis on social media in e-learning through their peer-reviewed qualitative research approach of various e-learning articles. Continue reading

Options to Necessity

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

The recent disruption created by the world experiencing COVID-19 has pushed the e-learning option into being a necessity.  The move from the traditional face-to-face learning to e-learning has shown that learning on many levels can be done remotely.  The widespread use of current technologies by most has allowed for a quick transition to options that have been available and underutilized.  Companies and educators have quickly pieced together technology options to continue the needed education.  Continue reading

Hands On when you must be Hands Off

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.

The spread of COVID-19 has made hands on learning a ‘necessary evil’. The fear of the spread of the virus through contact has in many industries shuttered on the job learning. This issue is forcing training organizations to find remote methods to achieve activity touch time with enough fidelity and confidence that students and workers can perform key tasks safe and error free. Continue reading

The benefits of an LMS

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

An eLearning program can be difficult to maneuver as a student; imagine how difficult it can be to manage a program that is strictly online. My first experience working with an LMS was about 2 years ago and I must say that it is a great benefit to have and makes working with an online program more manageable.

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Why Choose? Blending is Better.

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

What is the best strategy for managing and supporting eLearning programs? In a blog by LMS expert, Kamy Anderson (2017), 6 reasons for adopting a blended learning approach is presented as the best approach for optimizing online learning with the traditional

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Online Learning Support

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.

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) reports that supporting online learning efforts is crucial to the success of the learner and the organization.  Learning and development administrators can support the learning initiatives in an organization by

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How will you view learning in the future?

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.

The use of e-learning tools in education and even in the work place will soon change the way we view learning. While there have been some forms of e-learning used in the past years, e-learning technologies are continuing to grow and instructors will need to focus

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Is Your CMS Working For YOU?

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

The Content Management System (CMS) that is used to deliver eLearning has a big effect on managing eLearning. Dom Nicastro (2018) explains the importance of how to make sure you are getting the right system for your project.  He goes over eleven rules to

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