Content Strategy

In a Perfect World…

Posted by Kathy Boyd on May 21, 2014 1:00:00 AM

Anyone who has done classroom or corporate training can tell you that not everything goes as perfectly as you’d like. Let’s say you’ve written content  for a wonderful new process, designed the curriculum for it, and tested it  with multiple technical staff. You’ve planned and scheduled and tested and  confirmed weeks ahead of time, but then the moment finally arrives when  you actually have to demonstrate the process—and it fails.

Now what do you do?

One of the things that I enjoy about corporate training is having things go wrong. Call me weird, but life isn’t perfect. I love it when I have to think on my feet. 

I recently had an opportunity to get back in the classroom and teach content that I had designed as an instructional designer. It was very exciting, and also a great reminder of how things can go wrong no matter how much preparation you do.

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Topics: corporate trainer, elearning, training, collaborative learning, corporate learning, instructional design, curriculum strategy, curriculum

Do You Have a Real Curriculum Strategy?

Posted by Brandon Carson on Feb 26, 2014 7:05:00 AM

Many training organizations think their curriculum is aligned to the company’s business needs. Can you confidently say that yours is?

When you look holistically at your curriculum, does it:

  •          Meet definable and observable performance standards?
  •          Enable you to determine whether learners achieve the curriculum objectives?
  •          Allow you to determine whether the instructional elements effectively meet the curriculum objectives?
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Topics: mlearning, elearning, instructional design, curriculum strategy