Re: Advice sought re. training materials

Subject: Re: Advice sought re. training materials
From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Pippa Cohen" <cohenpippa -at- googlemail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 11:30:27 -0600

Incidentally, your develoment time is ridiculously short, IMHO.

On 5/7/08, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> We're driving a PPT with a live demo, *ALT-TAB*bing between the two. Best
> to have all other windows closed when you're doing this for ease of use.
>
> The PPT serves merely as a skeleton outline, guiding participants in
> relation to where we are presently in the training manual. Concepts and
> terms are up at the front of each PPT slide deck.
>
> Jagdriver
>
>
> On 5/7/08, Pippa Cohen <cohenpippa -at- googlemail -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > 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...?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
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References:
Advice sought re. training materials: From: Pippa Cohen
Re: Advice sought re. training materials: From: Chris Morton

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