Category: Webinars

February 16, 2017 “Test then Tell in eLearning” webinar with Mary Whalen (Sojoodi)

Join us for the “Test then Tell in eLearning” webinar with Mary Whalen (Sojoodi).

Update: The event recording is available free at Free recordings of IDL SIG webinars for members (requires password. Contact programs@nullstcidlsig.org if you did not yet receive your password.)

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern Thursday, February 16, 2017

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About the webinar

Mary explores Test Then Tell, an approach to structuring asynchronous e-Learning courses. Mary will give an overview of the approach, show course examples where Test Then Tell is used, compare Test Then Tell to the more traditional Tell Then Test approach, and discuss the development process for creating Test Then Tell courses. The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording. You will receive an email prior to the webinar with instructions about logging in.

Intended Audience

All Audiences. The content will be introductory (e.g., > “101 level”)

About the Speaker: Mary Whalen (Sojoodi)

Mary Whalen (Sojoodi) For over 20 years, Mary has been helping companies use training and documentation solutions to improve employee performance, increase customer satisfaction, and ensure regulatory compliance. Mary has designed and developed live and online training programs, technical and user manuals, and online help for a wide range of companies in various industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500 clients. Mary has taught through the Society for Technical Communication Institute at Northern Illinois University, and her work has received awards from the Society for Technical Communication. Mary Whalen
Award Winning Instructional Designer & Technical Writer
Improving employee performance and customer satisfaction through documentation and training solutions.
eLearning | Online Training | Classroom Training | Train-the-Trainer | User Guides | Reference Guides | Policies & Procedures | Online Help

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November 16, 2016 IDL SIG Virtual Open House

Join the IDL SIG online for our Virtual Open House!

5 pm Pacific / 6 pm Mountain / 7:00 pm Central / 8:00 pm Eastern

Wed, November 16, 2016

Watch the recording at http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p70g5iisf77/ See the slides below or download the slides as pdf here or as a PowerPoint here.
Register on Eventbrite eventbrite-142 As a virtual community, with all of our members scattered across the globe, we do not have the same opportunities as geographically-based communities to meet up face-to-face. Since 2013, we have hosted the IDL SIG Virtual Open House (VOH) so that new and prospective IDL SIG members could learn more about our community’s mission and goals, learn more about member benefits, and meet some of our leaders and volunteers. During our VOH, participants have always had the opportunity to ask questions about the SIG and what we offer.

Virtual Party, too!

This year, we’d like to try something new. We’d like to combine our VOH with a virtual party (VP), where we would encourage all attendees to share a photo or story. The VP (not be confused with Vice President!) we hope will add a very human, personal side to our VOH. Hey, it is all about making real, enduring connections!

About the webinar

The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording. See the 2015 VOH recording and slides on our website. See the 2014 VOH recording on Adobe Connect. Register on Eventbrite eventbrite-142

November 16, 2016 “Get a Move On! Animation Techniques in PowerPoint” presented by Robert Hershenow

Join the IDL SIG online for "Get a Move On! Animation Techniques in PowerPoint" presented by Robert Hershenow.

10:30 AM Pacific / 11:30 AM Mountain / 12:30 PM Central / 1:30 PM Eastern

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

UPDATE: This webinar was a huge success! See the recording on our Free recordings of IDL SIG webinars for members page. (requires password. Contact programs@nullstcidlsig.org if you did not yet receive your password.) Register on Eventbrite eventbrite-142   The Society for Technical Communication’s Instructional Design & Learning special interest group (IDL SIG) invites you to an engaging webinar about our old friend PowerPoint, presented in a new way by Robert Hershenow. The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording. You will receive an email prior to the webinar with instructions about logging in.

About the webinar

Get a Move On! Animation Techniques in PowerPoint Presented by Robert Hershenow

Have you ever wished your presentations could be more exciting? Software like PowerPoint and Keynote just keeps getting better. A big part of that is animation, which can help your presentations stand out (for better or for worse). Research has shown that we learn best through multisensory stimulation – ideally, narration and pictures together. Animating visual components can add interest, depth, and cognitive complexity, increasing audience engagement and long-term recall. On the other hand, when animation is poorly executed or overdone it can have the opposite effect. In this webinar you’ll learn how and when to use different types of animation and how to fine-tune each one to best advantage. You’ll get plenty of tips on:
  • Optimizing timing
  • Creating cinematic effects
  • Animating text, pictures, and shapes
  • Best practices for slide transitions
  • Using events to trigger animations
  • Building custom animations
Plus, we’ll look at some of PowerPoint’s exciting new features and discuss how to avoid common problems. (Note that while demonstrations will be in PowerPoint, the concepts they illustrate will apply to any presentation software.) Join this webinar and discover new ways to make your presentations pop! The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording. You will receive an email prior to the webinar with instructions about logging in.

About the speaker

Robert Hershenow is a technical communications professional with more than twenty years of experience as a writer, trainer, manager, and consultant. Currently Co-Manager of the STC Instructional Design and Learning SIG, Robert lives and works in Berkeley, California. Register on Eventbrite eventbrite-142  

September 8 – 29, 2016 (Thursdays) Instructional Design for Technical Communicators

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, online certificate course 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 strategy then applying it, and creating engaging, supportive instructional programs. Register on  icon-stc-24.

September 15, 2016: #TechComm Showcase: Editor as Collaborator with Lori Meyer and Lessons My Cat Taught Me About ID with Jamye Sagan

Join us for #TechComm Showcase: "Editor as Collaborator" with Lori Meyer and "Lessons My Cat Taught Me About ID" with Jamye Sagan.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern Thursday, September 15, 2016 UPDATE: This webinar was a huge success! See the recording and slides on our Free recordings of IDL SIG webinars for members page. (requires password. Contact programs@nullstcidlsig.org if you did not yet receive your password.) Register on Eventbrite  eventbrite-142   We will be presenting two encore progressions from this year's #STC16 Techncial Communication Summit:
  1. Editor as Collaborator with Lori Meyer and
  2. Lessons My Cat Taught Me About Instructional Design with Jamye Sagan
This is a joint event with the STC Technical Editing SIG and is free to members of either SIG. The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording.

About the Audience

All levels will find these presentations engaging and informative.

About the Webinars and Speakers

Lori Meyer — The Editor as Collaborator: Communication Makes the Difference

Editing skills play an important role in quality technical communication. However, even the most skilled editors need to communicate professionally and effectively with writers. This session explores how effective communication with colleagues and clients helps editors enhance team communication, improve documentation, and provide writers with valuable insights to enhance their writing. Lori is a technical communicator and curriculum developer in Northern California, where she develops and edits software documentation and training. Lori feels great excitement about the potential of social media and mobile technology to build on our work as technical communicators. For some additional background about Lori, see her profile in the Carolina Communique, the STC Carolina Chapter newsletter: One Question Can Change Your Life.

Jamye Sagan — Lessons My Cat Taught Me About Instructional Design

Sometimes, technical communicators may be required to design training materials and programs for their subject matter--even if they have never formally studied instructional design. In this progression topic, the speaker will share photos and anecdotes of her beloved cat Gimli while discussing five lessons she has learned over the years about developing training courses and related materials. Jamye manages communications between the corporate office and the store pharmacies. She also helps design training programs and reference materials for various pharmacy projects. When not “making sense out of the senseless” in the tech comm world, Jamye enjoys transforming yarn into pretty and useful objects and keeping her cats away from her yarn. Register on Eventbrite  eventbrite-142