What You Need to Know about Training Content

In the training industry the term content means different things to different professionals. For instructional designers, the "content" is the information that needs to be delivered via the training solution. Instructional designers define objectives based on audience, business needs, and other factors. Based on the objective and desired outcome instructional decisions are made on what content should be included in the training course. Then it is designed, developed, and delivered to the those employees who need it. And while instructional designers see content as the information and media contained WITHIN a course, training leaders and CLOs refer to the entire course, or set of courses, as the content. For them content is the courses that sit inside the LMS. So that gives us 2 layers of understanding. The media content that makes up the course, and the courses that make up the contents of the LMS: Content within content within platform.

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