Alphabet Soup in the Digital Age

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.

As a nuclear power professional, my training career has been rooted in two catchy anagrams:  SAT and ADDIE.  These two concepts are the root stock for the training soup that nuclear power plants serve our students.  As technology evolves and the digital 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

Technology + Culture Focus = Effective Workplace e-Learning

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.

Advances in technology have helped cement e-learning’s place in corporate education. But how can learning leaders take steps to ensure that their digital learning initiatives are working and not becoming pointless activities? In a recent white paper, authors

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Do You Get “It”? E-Learning Assessments

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

Facilitation of assessments after an elearning course are vital in seeing if the learning outcomes for the course were achieved. Elearning Industry, an online resource for all things elearning, pinpoints their ideas of creating a successful elearning assessment in Continue reading

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

Learner-centric instructional design with Design Thinking

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.

Design Thinking is a creative method for problem-solving and creating solutions with empathy. This method is attributed to Stanford University’s d. School, and includes five looping or iterating stages: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. In a recent

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