School of Leadership & Human Resource Development's Dr. Rizzuto Presents Research at Electronic Learning Conference


LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development associate professor Tracey Rizzuto presented her research at the 3rd Annual Board of Regents sponsored “Creative Pathways for Modern Learners” Electronic Learning Conference on November 20, 2013, at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

For the past five years Dr. Rizzuto conducted research on Louisiana’s adult learner populations in collaboration with the Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL), a Board of Regents sponsored center that  joins Louisiana colleges and universities in a collaborative effort to offer accelerated online bachelor’s degree programs. Dr. Rizzuto’s research examines the motivations, needs, and obstacles facing adult learners who are enrolled in academic degree programs while employed full or part-time. 

“We look at various aspects of the learning process, including things like how accessible online learning is for students,” she explained. “We examine things that enhance the learning experience and things that are obstacles including educational preparedness, work-family challenges and institutional supports or inhibitors to online learning.”

The Electronic Learning Conference hosts academic researchers and industry leaders in online learning and innovative educational technologies from around the country. It is also a platform for sharing the ways other schools and institutions are modifying their training to be better able to meet the needs of adult learners.

The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in two areas of focus: Agricultural Education and Leadership and Human Resource Development.

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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