RE: Using learning theory to build learning documents

Subject: RE: Using learning theory to build learning documents
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:01:04 -0800

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

> > I'm writing an article about how to use learning theory to build
> > "learning" documents instead of "technical" documents.
> the first thought that popped into my mind when I saw this was
> "I'll learn you how to do that," a common misuse of "learn"
> for "teach"

Hmm, my first thought was that the DOCUMENTS would "learn": Maybe
they'd hide basic info after it was obvious that the reader understood
it, try to present information matched to the reader's abilities,
reorder troubleshooting steps based on topics the reader had already
viewed... That sort of thing.

Rowena: What's the difference between a "learning document" and an
instruction manual or cookbook or textbook?


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=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

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