The previous steps will provide a solid foundation for the course development process. The course developers will have access to the following information:

  • Any prior course materials and other documents found in the discovery process
  • The course’s learning objectives
  • The instructional design document
  • A prototype or template that models the course’s layout and appearance

Training specialists can certainly write courses without these resources, but it’s hard to develop effective courses without this information. On this page, we’ll look at the course development process.

What is the role of the course developer?

A good course developer understands both instructional design and training delivery.

When the course developer creates content, two questions are paramount:

  • Does this material meet the learning objectives?
  • Will the material work in the classroom?

For example, an instructional design document might call for an activity where learners gather into small groups and discuss case-based scenarios. It’s the course developer’s responsibility to write scenarios that will interest the learners and promote discussion. If the course developer doesn’t understand classroom dynamics and the participants’ culture, those scenarios might not work.

What do we do during training development?

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