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Skip Week of 23 November; 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,... Details
When: November 2–30, 2017
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Skip week of 22 November. 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... Details
When: November 1 – December 13, 2017
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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: October 19 – December 7, 2017
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Have you ever wondered what the government thinks you are doing as a technical communication professional? You should, because technical writing is classified in the same industry code as singers, taxidermists, and jugglers, and your salary is averaged with those services. Think of what that means when you negotiate hourly wages or your yearly salary. Can STC be a voice to propose a better industry alignment with other technical, scientific, and professional services? Yes! Watch this ... Details
When: October 4, 2017
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Navigating larger-scale virtual spaces presents difficulties for learners. The difficulties and the solutions parallel those in eLearning but take unique forms in VR. How do learners know where they are? How do learners know where to go or look next? How can multiple paths be presented and organized? In this session, you will look to architecture, web, and eLearning design for wayfinding solutions in virtual reality. You will learn a variety of spatial, visual, and storytelling... Details
When: September 13, 2017
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User Experience Design (UXD) is the practice of enhancing a user's quality of experience by designing with the user in mind. And as Don Norman says in The Design of Everyday Things (2013), "Design is really an act of communication, which means having a deep understanding of the person with whom the designer is communicating." Technical Writing for User Experience Design will teach the core UXD principles, methods, and strategies of user-centered design and user-centered... Details
When: September 7 – October 12, 2017
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Make better infographics. When done right, infographics improve understanding, recollection, and adoption. Learn these six tips and tricks the pros use to make amazing infographics. Attend this online workshop and get the insider secrets for the following: 1. Make icons and symbols fast 2. Make your graphics look professional using eight design principles 3. Get tips for concepting powerful quantitative graphics 4. Use visual metaphors to explain complex stuff 5. Quickly turn text... Details
When: September 6, 2017
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Whether you're looking to collaborate across different teams, or improve your communication within the technical communications group, having a common vision and direction for content is essential. Content journeys can create a shared vision that supports collaboration and alignment across team members. You can promote and socialize topic, context, and channels requirements to inform and educate other team members, so work is more effective and... Details
When: August 30, 2017
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Today’s learners are faced with an ever-growing surplus of content to learn, process, and employ in their careers. Companies have terabytes of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and standard work required for successful day-to-day operations. They need to empower their employees with a system for efficiently building on or augmenting the capabilities each person brings to the organization. Augmented intelligence is one possible... Details
When: August 23, 2017
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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 audiences. The writing strengths that are demanded in this ... Details
When: August 17 – September 21, 2017