711 From Content-Centric to Learner-Centric Design at Amazon
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 27
Management and Strategy
St Croix A
Corporations large and small are still too often hung up on content when it comes to enablement. For example, in situations where a tool (such as Salesforce or something proprietary) is being updated, enablement tends to focus on filling learners’ heads with knowledge and understanding of the changes. But knowledge transfer is not enablement. Focusing on content is the wrong approach.
You will leave this session armed with case studies of how one of the most complex organizations in the world slowly and iteratively pivoted from a content-centric focus on training and enablement to a learner-centric focus. These case studies are from right on the ground, and they will help you start telling the right stories to your stakeholders as you seek to make your training more learner-focused and thus more effective.
In this session, you will learn:
- What has not worked to turn a complex organization toward the learner
- About specific use cases for eLearning and instructor-led training
- How to manage organizational change toward learner obsession
- How to drive buy-in from stakeholders
- About the value of a competency-model-driven training architecture
Novice to advanced project managers, managers, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
discussed in this session:
eLearning modules and virtual instructor-led training.
Senior Instructional Designer
Amazon Media Group
Jared Garrett is a senior instructional designer at Amazon Media Group. He has led teams for over 16 years in a variety of settings: foreign language teaching, corporate training, eLearning, curriculum development, learning and training architecture, and team cultivation and building. He makes eLearning, architects complex training solutions, develops and delivers workshop training sessions, and consults on new and existing training—all while doing his own graphic design and writing and publishing adventure novels.