Using existing content to create training is a great way to fire up a training program. Many companies don’t have the time and resources to pay consultants, or hire an entire training team. And much of the training development advice on the internet is overwhelming for those non-training professionals who need to create training products or events. In this webinar I was hoping to comfort those new to the world of creating training content with the message that it’s okay to create a course using existing content.
But there is a catch. And the catch is knowing that your work isn’t done. Publishing content created by SMEs to your internal audience is a great way to provide business value fast. But then you need gather feedback and use that feedback to continually update and improve your course. And in some cases, you may even discover that the course didn’t even need to be created…and you saved yourself and the company time and money.
Watch the recording and let me know what you think. I had some great Q&A after the webinar and via email, so please send me your comments. This concept works great in some cases and not so well in others. If you aren’t sure about your current environment, I’m happy to help you figure it out. @bschlenker