Advice sought re. training materials

Subject: Advice sought re. training materials
From: "Pippa Cohen" <cohenpippa -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 18:15:10 +0100

Hi All

I have been asked to write a user guide and training materials for a
software application. The time allocated for the user guide is ten days and
time for training materials is four days.

As part of this, I must also visit the end user and train them on the new
application. My understanding is that a small group of people need to be
trained (maximum of six), and that training should be informal. They do not
require a 'stand up' trainer, more someone to spend time at each person's
desk, working through the system.

So, I am pondering what sort of materials to prepare for this approach to
training. I am thinking along the lines of a Powerpoint presentation (that
would be printed for each person), where each slide acts as a 'crib sheet'
for key tasks (they will have the user guide for detailed information).

I just wondered if anyone has any brighter ideas...?



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