Best practices for instructional design

Subject: Best practices for instructional design
From: Jen Jobart <jenjobart -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:59:50 -0800


I've been a tech writer for many years, doing mostly manuals. My latest
project involves instructional design. Specifically, I'll be designing
presentations meant to train a live audience how to use specific software.
I know there are many overlaps with traditional tech writing, but I would
guess that there are also considerations for instructional design that
depart from standard tech writing.

Do any of you have advice on what to do/ what not to do? Any favorite
resources you could point me to?



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