Training Content for Instructional Designers and Developers

Online Training
If you are a business leader, or training manager, requesting training be produced, or scheduled for a particular topic, the ID will often ask, "is there any existing content?" And as a training manager or business leader your response may be, "No. There currently aren't any courses on the topic. That's why we need you to create them." This is where the semantics of the training industry can cause problems. When an ID asks for existing content they are asking for any media that currently exists on the topic. The content can be anything like books on the subject, current product specification documents, recent powerpoint files, photographs, articles, and the information trapped inside the head of the subject matter expert. And yes, it can also mean existing or older courses that…
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