Are you ready for the takeover?

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

Technology has been a growing industry over the past few years and is a field that is continuing to grow. This article explored several ways technology will continue to expand and what things the learner can look forward to in the next few years that will Continue reading

AI: It’s learning from us, so we better learn it!

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

In very much the same way market research is conducted and improved through the evaluation of search engine behavior and demographics, educators can harness the power of AI as part of the learning and development process.  Continue reading

Is Gaming Crossing Paths with E-learning?

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

Universities have been using e-learning on learning management systems for years and now with the advancement of technology, they are able to branch out into training videos with gaming. We are a society that seeks instant gratification and with the Continue reading

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

Learning theory drives learner personalization

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.

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is making today’s corporate learning management systems (LMS) into adaptive learning platforms that can help training and development professionals better serve their diverse learner populations – which include 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

The Only Constant Is Change: 3 Ways L&D Professionals Can Keep Up With The Shifting Pattern Of Instructional Design

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.

Change is the common theme across any industry, and the disruption of instructional design is no exception. So how can we as L&D Professionals, put on our innovation pants, pull out the old box of multi-colored ideas and hit the drawing board so that we can ride the waves of change rather than crash in them? 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 can we “do better” with instructional design?

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

With the advancement of technology in recent years, more people have turned to e-learning. Since this has become more popular in recent years, does this mean we need to have a design for these classes as well? The answer is yes!  Continue reading