How Tweet Tidbits Enhance Teaching

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

This article summarizes research finding that Twitter aids students in higher education courses. A significant finding was that Twitter use by students better connected them to the content of their courses which, in turn, resulted in students spending a higher Continue reading

Online Teaching Tools for the Adult Learner

Check out my session from the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) 2015 national annual conference held this year in St. Louis, MO. Thank you to all who attended the session! Continue reading

Guest Post: Prior Learning Assessment – Earning Credit for Your Experience

The University of St. Francis has been a leader in providing prior learning credit to students, particularly adult students. The Prior Learning Assessment Program offers a way for earning credit granted for verifiable college–level learning acquired through life or work experiences that can be documented in a portfolio and is equivalent to a college Continue reading

Competency-based Education as a Disruptive Innovator

Summary of presentation to the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) annual conference. October 28, 2014. Las Vegas, NV

Competency-based education is a current “buzz” topic in higher education due, in part, to large funders such as the Gates and Lumina Foundations supporting research and new models of education. Competency-based education places an emphasis on the Continue reading