Looking for Real Course Content

I do a lot of prototyping for demos, workshops, and pre-release software. My challenge is that I don't have "real" courses to work with. i have a lot of small demo content, but not the big courses that many of you have to build.

I'm hoping to get my hands on some real course content that I can use. This would be for my purposes only and wouldn't be shared externally. I don't care what it looks like, I'm just interested in content that is more in line with typical courses.

If you have a course you can share, let me know. You can contact me via the blog contact form or email tkuhlmann at articulate dot com.

6 Replies
Melanie Sobie

Hi Tom,

I'll take a look and see if there is anything I have that I could send to you.

Another way of finding real course content, at least in the U.S., is getting content from websites for federal laws. Typically federal websites are well organized and have printable fact sheets. Between the basic overview information that is on the webpage and the fact sheets there is plenty of information with which to build an online course. Plus, there is an opportunity to create one course for the employee audience, and another course for supervisor/manager audience.

A typical training topic is the federal family medical leave act. This one is especially challenging because there are so many guidelines, but also many exceptions.  http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/

Here's a few more:

OSHA provides a lot of training guides and downloadable materials. https://www.osha.gov/dte/index.html

FLSA: http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/

NLRB: https://www.nlrb.gov/rights-we-protect

ACA: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/

Hope this is helpful. 

 

Mark Shepherd

Hi Melanie:

Canada also has a few organizations comparable to OSHA that have on-line e-learning.

  • A good one is the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

I've included a link to their on-line e-learning course catalogue below:

http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/course_listing.html

While many of these are only available for a charge ($15 CDN to $169 CDN), there are a couple of course offerings that are available for no cost/charge.

Hope this helps you out, Tom!