Instructional design newbie needs pointers!

Subject: Instructional design newbie needs pointers!
From: "Mark Lewin" <mlewin -at- esriuk -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:53:09 -0000

Hi all,



I've just been appointed as a Course Author within my company's training
department. Although I have a background in technical writing I have
mostly concentrated on developer documentation so I'm finding myself a
bit out of my depth and in need of some guidance!



Things I'm being forced to think about are...



Appropriate authoring tools. At the moment we only deliver face-to-face
training but will need to look at e-Learning at some point in the near
future, so a tool or suite of tools which could do both would be ideal.
I've heard quite a bit about single-sourcing without knowing too much
about it and wonder if that's something we should be thinking about at
this stage?



Management of the above. Would source control software (like Subversion)
be a good enough way to version control all the content we create, or
are there better ways?



Instructional design training. This seems to be a vast subject, but how
much do I need to know? Does anyone have any recommendations for books,
courses, etc on ID basics?



I would really appreciate some advice and recommendations from you
clever folks.



Many thanks,



Mark













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