Re: Teaching without seeming to teach!

Subject: Re: Teaching without seeming to teach!
From: "George F. Hayhoe" <george -at- GHAYHOE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 12:09:04 -0400

In response to my question of how to teach unfamiliar
concepts, Geoff Hart suggested wizards. I agree that wizards
are an effective way to help users perform tasks, but the
wizard implementations I've seen don't really teach people
how to perform the task without the wizard's help.

Further, a wizard doesn't teach the underlying concept; it
just steps the user through the task.

But I think this is a good start. Is there a conceptual
equivalent to the procedural wizard?

--George Hayhoe (george -at- ghayhoe -dot- com)

George Hayhoe Associates
Voice: +1 (803) 642-2156
Fax: +1 (803) 642-9325

APEX '98 Award for Publication Excellence

Best of Show Winner
Carolina Foothills/South Carolina STC Chapters
1997-98 Technical Publications Competition

From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000=

Previous by Author: Lowest Common Denominator/Reading to Learn
Next by Author: Fussy Web Developers Use GIFs
Previous by Thread: Teaching without seeming to teach!
Next by Thread: Re: Teaching without seeming to teach!

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads