Integrating Online Collaborate Technologies to Identify Problems of Practice in Workforce Education
Abstract: The Design Thinking process can be used in education to solve problems from a collaborative approach. Often research is designed and developed in a silo without influence of practice. This session will provide an overview of how technologies were used to collect data from practitioners in the field to identify problems from a co-designed perspective. This session will describe the design thinking process and highlight one aspect of the process to identify problems. The session will describe how the team implemented the use of Collaborate and Padlet to identify the problems facing community college executive leaders and issue in workforce education. The process sought to identify the design challenges by asking questions of the practitioners in terms of dreams and the gripes they have about the organization. Then they were asked how might address these to convert them into design challenges. This session would be valuable to workforce education to examine problems in practice.