How to Collect Your eLearning Content

When you’re starting the design and development of an eLearning course, it’s usually a good idea to start with a storyboard. But first, before you can start writing a single word, you need to collect your eLearning content!

If you’re new to eLearning, one misconception that you may have is that your subject matter experts will provide you all of the content you need to create your course. In fact, when I was early in my eLearning career, I’d found myself wasting a ton of wasting time, waiting for my subject matter experts to deliver everything they wanted me to include in the course.

The truth is, while your subject matter experts may have some documented content, best practices, or procedures they can share with you, don’t expect them to magically come through with a deck that you can simply polish into a learner-ready eLearning course! As eLearning (and instructional) designers, it’s our job not only to collect content, but also create it!

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