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413 Education vs Training: Never the Twain Shall Meet! But Should They?

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, April 13

Tracks: Instructional Design

Series: Instructional Design Summit

While they all have similar goals, Corporate Training, K12, & Higher Education sit on islands of their with little to no crossover of tools, innovations or best practices. What might we learn and leverage by stepping back and comparing them?

Higher ed and K12 use curriculum mapping to plan curriculum. In corporate, we build courses one by one unless there is a part 1, part 2 component. Education aligns to standard. Training should align to competencies. We never think about that. K12 is all about finding better ways to engage children to interact with learning. In corporate, we dump information at them. (Ok, some don’t, but you get the point.) In corporate we assess with multiple choice quizzes. In education, we build projects to demonstrate and assess with rubrics. This is looking at taking a page from realms we never think to consider.

In this interactive session, we will consider the tools and techniques of corporate, higher ed, and K12 education, looking for the things that work well, and not so well, to cross disciplines for ideas. EdTech, Curriculum Mapping, Backwards Design, Project Planning, Outcome Alignment, and Rubrics are examples of the unique concepts to one that have potential for all. In the session, we’ll use LucidSpark for brainstorming, letting people share from their own experiences, then compare notes to look for similarities and differences to identify opportunities from each paradigm that might inspire innovation in the other. Whether you have experience in one or all three disciplines, you have ideas worth sharing. Join us, as we build the possibilities of bricoloage together.

Jean Marrapodi

Executive Director of Innovation

Ana G. Mendez University

Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPTD, has been designing and developing eLearning for over 20 years in a variety of industries and higher education. Named a Guild Master in 2016 by the eLearning Guild, she is considered an industry thought leader. Over the last 10 years, Marrapodi has presented more than 75 workshops and webinars for industry organizations and has taught over 40 graduate and undergraduate courses at New England College of Business, where she served as director of eLearning. Her expertise lies in her ability to make the complex simple, and pinpoint client needs to drive to business outcomes. She is a soup-to-nuts eLearning designer, with the ability to single-handedly build a project from idea to rollout, as well as work in a specific role on a project team. She is the chief learning architect at Applestar Productions, providing targeted eLearning and custom workshops for her clients.