23. What is the Difference Between Learning Design and Lesson Planning?

Learning design and lesson planning might sound interchangeable, but they have distinct uses and purposes in education.

So what’s the difference?

In today’s episode, I’m responding to a listener question and parsing out these two concepts. I’ll talk about why, how, and when both of them apply to our learning environments, along with key questions and practical considerations for each phase.

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE TO HEAR:

  • How the end user is the key differentiator between learning design and lesson planning
  • How learning design addresses questions of goals, access, and strategies to foster effective and engaging learning experiences
  • How learning design helps us think through the how and why of teaching particular content, for both teachers and students
  • The difference between assessment of learning and assessment as learning
  • Why learning design needs to happen well in advance of lesson planning
  • How lesson plans put learning design into action in the classroom

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