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

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Friday, April 14

Tracks: Instructional Design

Series: Instructional Design Summit

While they all have similar goals, corporate training, K-12, and higher education sit on islands of their own 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 K-12 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. K-12 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 K-12 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.

In this session you will learn:

  • What differentiates corporate training, higher education, and K12
  • Several new ideas to try in your own discipline
  • A virtual brainstorming methodology
  • How to create an affinity diagram
  • The definition of bricolage and how to apply it to your course building

Technology discussed:

LucidSpark, (alternate Miro)

Jean Marrapodi

Chief Learning Architect

Applestar Productions

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.