Category Archives: instructional design

Communicating Technology with Seniors: Back to Basics

You’ve likely got one or two older relatives who are challenged by some aspect of the internet or other high technology and ask for your help. This process can be exhausting or rewarding, depending on how patient you are, but … Continue reading

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Which Research Sources Should You Use?

I’ve talked about research a few times on this page, but today I thought I’d talk about a more concrete problem, specifically, “If I’m in a work situation, which sources do I use in specific circumstances?” The weasel-word answer, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Reader Response: Structuring Complex Instructions

Today’s post is a response to an instructor friend’s response to my call for topics (Reminder: I’ll take them from strangers, too!). Jane’s initial question was: “Do you have anything on there on how to structure complex sets of instructions?” … Continue reading

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Reader Response: Tech Writing in the Hospitality Industry

Today’s post was born out of a response to a reader who wishes to remain anonymous (FYI, I did receive her permission to share this as long as I didn’t include her name). Nice to know you folks think I … Continue reading

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Rereading Your Content

My primary job these days comprises writing and editing training and development materials. Every 3-6 months, the customer makes changes to the content, which can affect specific presentation slides or whole sections of the training materials. Accepting the changes is … Continue reading

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