Bryan Chapman is renowned for teaching world-class organizations how to implement successful single-source learning development strategies. On September 12th, Bryan practiced what he has been preaching all along during a webinar attended by nearly 1000. He took his single-source workshop materials and using Xyleme LCMS technology, created a full course on the topic. His main focus: the idea that from a single-source, content can be output to any format: student guides, instructor guides, eLearning, tablet apps and smartphone apps, just to name a few.
For better or worse, the development of learning content has been a one-way push process. As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. Once gone, we lose all connection and control of our content – and this has some obvious drawbacks:
Last month, I moderated an educational webinar on mobile learning and I was fortunate enough to get some of the leading experts in the field, Judy Brown, Tyson Greer and Allison Rossett, to participate in an online panel discussion to discuss a broad range of topics around mLearning and mSupport.
In the second of this two-part podcast on content globalization, Ben Martin, a recognized expert in “write once and reuse” content management strategies and an authority in reuse of information across multiple languages, explores – from a strategic point of view – what best practices organizations should follow to effectively globalize their content.