Personalizing Learning from Data

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

One of the main benefits of e-learning is the potential to offer learners a personalized learning experience, thereby moving away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach. The paradigm of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) is one example, Continue reading

Development of Learning Software

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

In this article, the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) instructional design and Feature Driven Development Process (FDDP) were chosen as the instructional design and agile method to guide the design process in 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

Crowdsurfing? More like Crowdsourcing

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.

Have a big question about the future of education at your institution? Have thousands of college students and faculty who have opinions and possibly bright ideas on this exact topic? Jeffrey Young’s article for EdSurge highlights the efforts MIT implemented to sort Continue reading

The Pandemic vs Higher Education

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.

Almost one thousand higher education administrators and faculty responded to a survey in mid-May 2020 on Covid-19 impacting their spring semesters across college campuses in the United States. The survey results were described and reported by A. W. June in the most recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. 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

eLearning, Strategy and Design

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

Omer (2016) begins by giving the basic definition of strategy.  She then transitions to strategy in pedagogical terms and its use in accomplishing objectives for a course.  As an instructor, clear goals need to be determined so actions can be applied to meet these Continue reading