Whether you call yourself an instructional designer, an e-learning designer, or a learning professional, one of the most important lessons to be learned when creating training content is to know your audience. This doesn’t just mean knowing your audience in terms of their skills or what their job looks like; it means knowing your audience from a language standpoint, a cultural standpoint, and much more. And this is where localizing your training content comes into play.
So, for this month’s Ask a Trainer episode, I invited Amy Morrisey to join me in answering your questions about localizing training content. Enjoy!
Ask a Trainer on Localizing Content
In this video, Tim Slade and Amy Morrisey answer questions about localizing training content.Questions answered in this video:-“What considerations do you need to account for when localizing content for different cultures?” (3:46)-“How can instructional designers better design learning experiences that can be localized in the future?” (7:16)-“What are some of the technical considerations of localizing training content?” (12:28)-“Are there some learning principles that hold steady across cultures and how do you validate that?” (18:24)-“What are some of the unforeseen costs of using outside vendors or freelancers for localizing training content?” (21:05)Connect with Tim Slade:- Website: elearningacademy.io/- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sladetim/- Twitter: twitter.com/sladetimConnect with Amy Morrisey:- Website: artisanelearning.com/- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/amymorrisey/Interested in submitting a question for a future video? Every month we solicit your questions on LinkedIn and Twitter around a common topic. You can submit your questions by posting on LinkedIn or Twitter with the #ATDAskATrainer hashtag. Check out the complete ATD Ask a Trainer advice column at td.org/ask-a-trainer.
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