Content Development Courses and Training

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Exceptional communications crafted for online, in class or general consumption start with quality content. Content development is all about communicating to a target audience and the assurance that they receive the desired message as intended. Effective construction and distribution of communications are therefore essential to achieve this.

Content development courses will ensure you obtain the knowledge, competencies and skills to navigate this thriving environment with authority. Anyone who engages with written communications for customers, students, staff or oneself, will benefit from these courses. 

Take a look at the content development courses on offer in the USA. When you've found a suitable course, complete the information request to the company and they will provide you with more details.

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Essentials of Graphics for Learning
Association for Talent Development (ATD)
0 days
850 USD
Online
This workshop from ATD will teach participants how to identify the graphics that either promote or impede learning. During the course,...
Better Business Writing: Onsite/Company Specific
Hurley Write Inc.
         
(20)
1 to 3 days
United States of America
It is absolutely essential for an organization to have well written, concise business documents. This could be a demonstration, a proposal,...
Better Business Writing: Webinar
Hurley Write Inc.
2 hours
Online
It is extremely important for an organization to have concise, well written business documents. Documents could be a deliverable, a proposal,...
Exceptional Technical Writing: Webinar
Hurley Write Inc.
2 hours
Online
Any technical organization appreciates the value of critical thinking. People who are critical thinkers have the benefit of being better...
Effective Writing for Engineers: On-Demand
Hurley Write Inc.
         
(1)
769 USD
Online
Engineers engage with numerous stakeholders on many levels and these could include colleagues, clients, experts, taxpayers, state or federal agencies,...
Exceptional Technical Writing: On-demand
Hurley Write Inc.
         
(18)
709 USD
Online
Any organization involved with technical work understands the value of critical thinking. A benefit is that individuals who are critical...
Better Business Writing: On-Demand
Hurley Write Inc.
         
(5)
709 USD
Online
The importance of a well written business document cannot be overstated. It could be a proposal, a demonstration, a story...
Effective Writing for Engineers - Webinar
Hurley Write Inc.
2 hours
Online
Engineers engage with numerous stakeholders on many levels and these could include colleagues, clients, experts, taxpayers, state or federal agencies,...
Effective Writing for Engineers: Onsite/Company Specific
Hurley Write Inc.
         
(25)
1 to 3 days
United States of America
Engineers communicate with many stakeholders on many levels and these could include, experts, colleagues, taxpayers, clients, state or federal agencies,...
Exceptional Technical Writing: Onsite/Company Specific
Hurley Write Inc.
         
(47)
1 to 3 days
United States of America
Any technical company understands the value of critical thinking. Individuals who are critical thinkers are already better writers than they may...
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Types of content development

Content development for the web

The digital era is having a profound effect on how we communicate and how we disseminate information. There are an average of 500 million tweets per day, and every minute 293,000 statuses are updated and 136,000 photos are posted on Facebook. It is clear that a lot of information is intended for online consumption and content development courses give you the skills required to play a role in this exciting field. 

The internet is constantly growing and evolving and if a website is going to do well, a lot of thought needs to go into the development of relevant content that is designed to speak to a specific target audience. This is what content developers do. They may be writers, graphic designers, or programmers and what they do can be the difference between the success or failure of a website.

Online content has to be well written and optimized for search engines. It has to look good and be easy to use in order to draw people in and to keep them engaged with the website and its contents. Digital content developers may be required to analyze the performance results of a website and to update its content in a way that would stimulate a better performance if required.

E-learning is a rapidly growing industry and people taking online courses have to remain stimulated for as long as they are engaging with the website. It is too easy to hop off an internet page and there is a real challenge and skill involved in keeping users engaged. Content development courses focus on these and many other areas related to the production of online content.

Content development for print

A lot of content produced will be printed. Think of newspapers, adverts, brochures, banners, training material, study guides, and so forth. The types and sizes of fonts differ between digital and print media. The resolution of images, the layout of elements and the size of the print media affects how the consumer perceives the communication.

Training material, for example, takes into account the objectives of the course and the knowledge that is to be imparted to the learner. It also takes into account the skill level of the learner so that the tone of the study material can be pitched at the right level. For example, the tone for an undergraduate student would be different compared with the tone for an engineer doing a master's degree. These are examples of some of the techniques you will learn about when taking content development courses.

Typical jobs for content developers

Content developers can work for companies in practically all industries producing, updating and maintaining high quality documents produced by that company. Technical writers for example, work for technology companies, often taking difficult concepts and translating them into easy to understand information. Writers could work for online companies generating digital content with the objective of ranking highly on google searches and attracting and retaining traffic on their sites.

Many content developers are self-employed and do freelance consulting. They typically work on short term projects and could be involved in a number of projects simultaneously.

Regardless of how they are employed, it is essential that content developers stay on top of the quickly changing online world. This means they have to constantly take content development courses to stay abreast with the latest developments in this field and also to keep their writing and communication skills sharp.