Effective e-learning starts with an assessment strategy

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

E-learning has become a popular method for training employees for many reasons, such as the relative ease in which it can be deployed to large, dispersed audiences. But even if an organization is reaching more employees with e-learning, how can they know if the

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Online Teaching Strategies – Best Practices

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

Best practices in online learning are key to setting clear guidance for online learners. Hanover Research Council wrote an article on their definition of best practices in online instructional design. The Hanover Research Council outlines Pelz’s (2004) report that

indicates three main goals in online instructional design: Continue reading

Don’t be a Scarecrow – Be a S-Y-S-T-E-M-A-T-I-C Instructional Designer

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

To illustrate the importance of systematic instructional design, Joann Major (2017) quotes the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz: “If you don’t know where you’re going, it doesn’t matter what road you take.”  Though the quote happened before Scarecrow had

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Proactive Teaching Strategies for Today’s Trainers

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

Trainers are faced with the task of keeping instructional design engaging and relevant in today’s marketplace. With any good idea must come a strategic plan, learning objectives, goals and measurable outcomes. Instructional designers must first get to the root of the

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