RE: Best practices for instructional design

Subject: RE: Best practices for instructional design
From: Kelly Parr <kparr -at- Vertica -dot- com>
To: Jen Jobart <jenjobart -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 15:28:24 +0000

I got a lot of use out of *Designing Effective Instruction* back in the day. The 6th edition (current version) came out in 2003, which I have not read (don't want to pay $100 for it), so I can't speak to whether it addresses the interactive way people learn today. That said, I developed a lot of instructional design in the late 90s/early 00s, and both the book and the post-grad course I took were very useful.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jen Jobart

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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