501 Lowest-Literacy Learners: What Doesn’t Work and Why

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Thursday, May 18

One of the frequently overlooked challenges that can affect a workforce is that of workers whose literacy skills are substantially lower than average. Traditional approaches for training and eLearning struggle to connect with low-literacy adults because foundational learning and cognitive areas are generally underdeveloped.

In this session, you will explore the specific challenges low-literacy adults encounter in their work and how you can accommodate these challenges in your learning programs. You will discover how to advocate for low-literacy adults’ needs in your strategy and how to adapt your current processes to accommodate these learners.

Jean Marrapodi

Chief Learning Architect

Applestar Productions

Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPLP, 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.

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