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#3 Develop Content

Identifying the right content to help learners achieve goals

If Learning Outcomes are like a building’s solid ‘foundation’, Topics are the framework that shapes the learning experience with some structure.
Here’s how...
1. Start by reviewing the Learning Outcomes. These are your ‘North Star’ to guide you throughout the content re-design process.
2. Start by creating a list of Topics. These are topics you think will best support the Learning Outcomes you’ve identified. Most of the existing topics will stay the same.
Pro Tip: Like packing for a trip, you may need to go through the list and figure out what you should keep and what you need to remove. Sometimes, ‘less is more’ when it comes to learning.
3. Rely on existing resources to guide you. There’s no point in ‘re-inventing the wheel’ as some have said. Instead, spend your time making a better wheel!
4. Start organizing the Topics into Sessions. It’s time to start ‘packing’! See what fits, what works, and what you’ll need to move around.

🏁 #1: Review Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

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Outcome 01
Learning_Outcome_01
2
Outcome 02
Learning_Outcome_02
3
Outcome 03
Learning_Outcome_03
4
Outcome 04
Learning_Outcome_04
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📂 #2: Identify Topics

Instructions
For each Learning Outcome, come up with Topics & Key Points to help Learners achieve the given Outcome.

1. Create relevant Topics to support each Outcome. Many of the existing topics will likely stay the same. Create ONE topic per row. Double-click in any cell to edit it. To add Topics, click ‘Add New Topic’ to add a new topic to the list. Don’t worry about keeping these in order. You can do that later. Click ‘Delete Topic’ to remove a Topic from the list.

2. Add Key Points. Just a bulleted list is enough to make it easier to create your talking points and learning assets later.
Pro Tip: Click double-sided arrow to expand table cell for more space.

3. Add new Topics. Click ‘Add New Topic’ to add a new topic to the list. Don’t worry about keeping these in order. You can do that later. Click ‘Delete Topic’ to remove a Topic from the list.

Pro Tip: Reuse & repurpose content as much as you can. Identify existing courses, videos, articles, or slide presentations as a basis for your Topics. Why reinvent the wheel, when you focus on making it better?

Create relevant Topics to support each Learning Outcome

Add New Topic
Topics
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Topic
Keypoints
Delete topic
Related Learning Outcome
1
Welcome/Intro
Keypoint1
Keypoint2
Learning_Outcome_01
2
Week 2 Intro
Learning_Outcome_02
3
Week 3 Intro
Learning_Outcome_03
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Reuse & repurpose content as much as you can

Instructions
Find as many Available Resource & Asset Links per Topic as possible

1. Click ‘Add New Resource’ to create a new Resource List for each Topic. This is a good way to capture any research you’ve done on a Topic and saves you time when you’re ready to develop your content outlines and scripts.

2. Select one of the Topics in the ‘Topic’ field and copy and paste a URL in the ‘Resource Link’ field.

Pro Tips:
* Add a ‘Resource Type’ so you can quickly browse your resources list next time you return to this page to refer to your list.
* Use the ‘Comments’ section to ask for clarification or status updates about a particular Activity. Use the to tag other members on the team for information or share information with them.

Available Resources List

(Topics sorted alphabetically)
Add New Resources
Search
Welcome/Intro
Click into any field to edit or update it!
Topic
Welcome/Intro
Remarks
Click into any field to edit or update it!
Resource1 Link
Resource1 Type
Resource2 Link
Resource2 Type
Resource3 Link
Resource3 Type
Resource4Link
Resource4 Type
Resource5 Link
Resource5 Type


🗄️ #3: View & Organize Topics into Sessions

Instructions
Move Topics around by dragging and dropping them into different sessions.

Pro Tips:
* Each session must always contain at least ONE topic, so if a session disappears, simply click ‘Add New Session & Topic’, then double-click the ‘Session’ field to rename it.

* The number of topics each week depends on your average Session Time—which may vary with each course, so you may need to go back to Step #1 above to reduce or increase the number of Topics. Some universities use the following guideline:
* 50-min for classes that meet 3 times/week
* 75-min for classes that meet 2 times/week
* 2h 45min for classes that meet once/week

Add New Session & Topic
Sessions
8
Session 1
1
Welcome/Intro
Session 2
1
Week 2 Intro
Session 3
1
Week 3 Intro


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