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Subject:Re: Software for students From:"Laura A Mac Lemale" <lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 23 Feb 2001 13:21:12 -0500
Dr. Marie Paretti requested some input from the list as to software training for students in a TW program. Just a quick comment based solely on personal experience. (I'm on digest, so a day late and .02 cents short!)
I didn't see any mention of software for use in creating online tutorials (i.e., Macromedia Director, Toolbook, Demoshield, etc.)
We also had a course in which we completed a semester-long interactive project using Toolbook. (On the job, I have used Demoshield to create tutorials.) IMHO, students should at least be exposed to a high-end tool like Director.
Other than that addition, I agree with all of the comments although everyone has their own preference for order of importance. :)
I also had the opportunity to take an elective course called _Typography_ in which we were required to create our own font from scratch. We used Macromedia Fontographer to create the "online" version of our font. While this list occasionally debates the significance of font selection <g>, this project gave me an understanding and appreciation of typography that I might not have had otherwise. It also allowed
us to indulge our creative sides in an otherwise techie atmosphere.
Rochester, NY USA
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