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IT'S A FAMILIAR STORY TO
MANY IN THE E-LEARNING
DESIGN SPACE: YOU KICK OFF
YOUR PROJECT AND YOUR
CLIENT OR SUBJECT MATTER
EXPERT (SME) HANDS YOU A
MOUNTAIN OF CONTENT. YOUR
TASK IS TO CREATE A COURSE
THAT MAKES AN IMPACT - NOT
JUST BY HITTING THE RIGHT
OUTCOMES, BUT BY ELICITING
POSITIVE RESPONSES FROM
LEARNERS - ALL WITHIN A
30-MINUTE SCOPE.
You begin with a content workshop
with the SME to better understand what
content she feels is critical to convey. At
the end of your workshop, you have a
better idea of what the course is about,
but there's much more content than you
can cover in the scope.

KEEPING A LID
ON CONTENT
UNTIL YOU
DESIGN
By Ashley Reardon

Your design work begins. You craft
narratives for your content and build
in interactivity. But, as you try to find a
place for all the information, it sometimes
feels as if you're stitching a quilt from
mismatched fabric scraps. Still, you
soldier on and produce something that
you think covers all the content and
achieves the objectives.
But does it? Far too often, our training
falls flat, resulting in a content-heavy,
page-turning experience. Even worse, it
doesn't move the needle on behavior or
performance in any meaningful way.
As designers, it's our job to lead our clients
through the process of creating effective
and engaging learning solutions. But all
too often, the process we use leads us
astray and inadvertently takes us down a
path of designing to the content, rather
than designing to the need. The good
news is, we've discovered a simple way to
reset the table so that business sponsors,
SMEs, development teams, and, most
importantly, learners are all happier and
get more from the work we do.

Where do we go wrong?
Experts, while intrinsically familiar
with the subject at hand, don't always
make the best teachers. It's easy to
lose sight of what's important to a new
trainee, and how training content can
best support actual performance. To



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition

Perspectives
Table of Contents
Infographic
Frontline Capability Building: An Elusive Dream?
Flipped Kirkpatrick: Designing Learning Journeys for Business Impact
When Good Content Becomes Great
Design Better, Design Backward
Boost Efficiency and Do More with Less: 5 Practical Ideas for Learning Leaders
Converting Mobile Learning to HTML5
Secrets of Successful Large-Scale Learning Programs
Critical Mistake Analysis: Creating Effective Hands-On Learning Experiences
Secure Mobile Learning
Delivering Content That Lives Up to Experience
Keeping a Lid on Content Until You Design
Designing Performer-Centric Learning Systems for Millennials, Gen Z and Beyond
Organizational Tensions in Employee Onboarding
A Winning Approach to Leadership Development
What's Online
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Cover1
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Cover2
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Perspectives
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 5
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Infographic
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 7
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Frontline Capability Building: An Elusive Dream?
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 9
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Flipped Kirkpatrick: Designing Learning Journeys for Business Impact
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 11
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 12
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 13
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - When Good Content Becomes Great
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 15
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Design Better, Design Backward
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 17
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Boost Efficiency and Do More with Less: 5 Practical Ideas for Learning Leaders
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 19
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 20
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 21
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Converting Mobile Learning to HTML5
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 23
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Secrets of Successful Large-Scale Learning Programs
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 25
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Critical Mistake Analysis: Creating Effective Hands-On Learning Experiences
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 27
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 28
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 29
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Secure Mobile Learning
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 31
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Delivering Content That Lives Up to Experience
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 33
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 34
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 35
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Keeping a Lid on Content Until You Design
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 37
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Designing Performer-Centric Learning Systems for Millennials, Gen Z and Beyond
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 39
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 40
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 41
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Organizational Tensions in Employee Onboarding
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 43
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - A Winning Approach to Leadership Development
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 45
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - What's Online
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Company News
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