Best Practices for Synthesizing Course Content
Though I've written multiple storyboards, they take me way longer than I want them to. I've come to the conclusion that there must be a better way! To me, the true art of instructional design is efficiently and effectively taking the mountain of information and making sense of it - identifying key messages, and narrowing content.
What are your best practices for sifting through all of the content that a client gives you, then grouping them into logical learning units? What process do you use to sort and organize all the video, documents, audio, and notes from SME meetings? How do you avoid being overwhelmed by the information dump? How do you get up to speed quickly?
What tools do you use to sort it all... Sticky Notes, whiteboards, pencil and paper, multiple monitors, digital tools?
How much do you interact with your SMEs during this phase? Daily? Weekly? Via calls or email?
I'm hoping to discover a process that will work for me that will speed up my turtle's pace so that I can actually consider myself a rapid elearning designer!
Thanks in advance for sharing your process,