This four-week course will provide students with an overview of the syntax, methods, and commonly used tools in developing XML documents and integrating basic stylesheets. The course will also introduce students to readings, resources, and tools available to help develop basic XML coding skills through individual practice.
The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the wide range of skills, methods, and techniques used basic content markup... Details
When: July 10–31, 2024
You have created great content, but can the users find it in the growing collection of varied content at your organization? Tagging can help, but are the tags good enough? Tags need to be based on a controlled vocabulary to provide consistency for comprehensive retrieval. Controlled vocabularies can be organized into taxonomies, as faceted terms sets or hierarchies, to guide users. This 3-session workshop teaches the principles of good taxonomy design.... Details
When: June 11–25, 2024
This four-week introductory course provides an overview of the processes involved in developing instructional content for professional settings, including an overview of learning theories and styles, developing learning sequences, the major types of learning activities, asynchronous and synchronous instructional strategies, and methods of assessment and evaluation. The course will also cover important instructional design concepts, including developing instructional architectures,... Details
When: June 3–24, 2024
Do you struggle to balance a variety of different types of content? Are you frustrated by trying to meet the needs of the audience both inside and outside your organization? If so, you're not alone. Learn the best practices for developing useful, usable content for any audience. And come away with an actionable plan for assessing, evaluating, producing, and governing your content.
When: May 22 – June 26, 2024
STC's Technical Communication Summit & Industry Expo is the premier education conference for technical communicators. This year the Summit will be held at the Radisson Blu, in Bloomington, MN.
When: May 17–19, 2024
Early-career professionals are arriving in the workplace lacking foundational writing skills - even when writing is a core responsibility of their job. Employers are caught off guard by missed deadlines and incomplete assignments and are scrambling to provide solutions. As a 17-year veteran of technical editing and as a new technical writer and mentor within the same company, I will describe the surprising realizations I've gained simply by swimming upstream from managing editior to... Details
When: May 7, 2024
Technical editors play a key role in the production of professional documents that are clear, organized, and useful to readers. They work with a variety of different types of writing for various audiences, purposes, and environments. Technical editors' responsibilities cover a number of areas, including language, visual design, globalization, ethics, and fairness, with their primary responsiblitly being to advocate for the reader. This 6-week course will introduce the major issues... Details
When: April 8 – May 19, 2024
This is a class for anyone interested in landing their first job as a technical writer. Whether you are a career changer, a student, or someone working in a closely related field looking to learn more, this course will introduce you to the field of technical communication and one of the core jobs within it: technical writer. The course will also introduce you to the best practices, tools, and job hunting skills you'll need to be successful as a first-time technical writer. And you'll ... Details
When: April 4 – May 9, 2024
Learn about the principles of design that can be applied to any project you’re working on. Often, projects don’t have the budget to bring in a graphic designer, but with this course, you’ll learn how a graphic designer thinks, tools they use, and how you can apply this to your own work.
By the end of the course, you won’t be thinking just about how to make something look pretty, but how you can direct your audience’s attention to where you need them to look. This is the... Details
When: April 1 – May 3, 2024
Do you have so many topic to organize that it overwhelms you? How about making life decisions or summarizing or remembering large volumes of information? Mind mapping can help you in any of these areas by providing a picture at a glance. You do not need to know how to draw, nor even show your Mind Maps to anyone else. Come to this session with a blank sheet of paper, some markers or colored pencils, and an open... Details
When: March 26, 2024