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Learn to turn your words and data into clear, communicative, compelling graphics. Powerful visuals improve understanding, recollection, persuasion, and increase the likelihood that your audience will adopt your content. This online course shows you how to communicate even the most complex content in a way that is impactful and unforgettable. No design skill is needed.

When: October 23 – November 13, 2018
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A well-designed and executed portfolio can help significantly in the job search process. This course will take the participant through a step-by-step process for planning, designing, organizing, and producing a digital portfolio that exemplifies their technical skills and abilities as well as their other communication skills. In the process of producing their portfolio, participants will learn about the different areas in the technical communication field (Technical Writer, UX... Details
When: October 2 – November 6, 2018
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The course will include a review of sub-skills learned in Tech Adapt 1 while expanding those sub-skills. Using advanced Microsoft Word and PowerPoint as well as Adobe Creative Cloud products, participants will practice adaptability skills while creating portfolio-worthy documents. In the end, participants will be able to expand the skills section of their resumes while building skills for encountering any new technology. The ideal participant for this workshop will be a student or a... Details
When: August 9 – September 13, 2018
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Today’s interconnected global economy means almost all of us are • or will be • engaged in some sort of international project or process. What skills do technical communicators need to succeed in this international business context? This course will focus on answering this question by examining the dynamics technical communicators need to understand to work effectively in a range of international situations • from creating content for audiences from other cultures to working in... Details
When: August 7–28, 2018
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Behind every great technical writer is a great technical editor. Or at least there would be in an ideal world. And, even more importantly, there'd be a technical editor behind every non-writer who produces documentation. We are tech support for the writers-whoever they may be. And we are the users' final advocates before they encounter the documentation. But how do we decide what support to give? What do we base our decisions on? How do we convey it to the writers, and how do we... Details
When: July 18 – August 22, 2018
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Technological adaptability is the ability to learn technology quickly or deal with technology issues efficiently and with confidence. A required skill for technical communicators today, we can expect even more need for this skill as we move into a future filled with interesting technology. In this course, participants will learn about technological adaptability and the vital need for this skill in our field. They will learn how to cultivate this skill and then expand upon it.... Details
When: June 21 – July 26, 2018
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THIS COURSE HAS BEEN PUSHED TO 13 JUNE-18 JULY 2018. This is an Asynchronous online course and there is no time range. All attendees must complete this course within the 6-week timeframe. The focus of this class will be writing material that popularizes or presents scientific information to general audiences. This is important for those who are exploring science writing as a career or for those of you who are exploring content marketing, public relations or writing for general... Details
When: June 13 – July 18, 2018
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Technical communication is an exciting and challenging career that offers unlimited opportunity for professional development. But to succeed, it's not enough to learn a desktop publishing or Help authoring tool-you need to master the analysis process. This is a thinking person's dream career! TechComm Fundamentals Bootcamp is the fastest, most efficient way to jump-start your career in technical communication. It covers key theory that you can immediately apply to your work, as well... Details
When: June 5 – July 17, 2018
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Charged with developing a tutorial or similar instructional program? Or have you developed tutorials but are looking to do so more effectively? This 4-session, live virtual certification provides you with the skills needed to successfully produce effective learning programs, including following the ADDIE approach, writing instructional objectives, developing criterion-referenced quizzes and tests, describing the dominant Kirkpatrick model of evaluation, choosing an instructional... Details
When: June 5–26, 2018
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We will explain how rules-based chatbots work and why those simple demos are so impressive and why chatbots so often fail as soon as they enter the real world. We will go over the difficulties in fueling a chatbot with text-based content. Then we will show you how you can go to the next level with a chatbot that can take you to a higher degree of functionality, using the text-based content in which you have already invested.... Details
When: May 31, 2018