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

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

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

Hello, is Anybody Out There?

 

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

In the switch to remote teaching, it can be difficult to maintain the same engagement and interactivity that you once enjoyed in the classroom. Simply presenting your same old lectures online will not suffice to entice students to participate. In this article, Marian Stoltz-Loike (2020) provides advice on how to turn the “sage on the stage” to a “guide on 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

Online Teaching: Not Just for Emergency Use

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 the face of a public health crisis, colleges and universities had a difficult decision to make: cancel classes or find an alternative way to complete the semester?  In an article written in the early stages of the mass conversion to online classes due to COVID-19, Hodges et al. (2020) describe how pandemic learning is not the same as a well-planned Continue reading

Are Employers Thinking Differently?

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

Jane Hart begins with a quick nod to the COVID pandemic in that it was able to change employers view of online learning and training in an extremely short amount of time. The article discusses the need to be creative and innovative when it comes to eLearning 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

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