Society For Technical Communication - Instructional Design & Learning SIG

Society For Technical Communication - Instructional Design & Learning SIG The IDL CoP helps members identify and develop knowledge and practical skills for designing, developing, and implementing technical instruction in electronic and traditional classroom settings.
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We are a community of practice (CoP) of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the professional association for technical writers, editors, communicators and instructors. Check out our website for more information and join us!

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First Fridays at 5 is a social event for students and the Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) Special Interest Group (...
04/30/2021
First Fridays at 5

First Fridays at 5 is a social event for students and the Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) Special Interest Group (SIG) members happening the first Friday of the month. Join us this month for a short presentation on 5 advantages of being an IDL student member and stay to visit with IDL SIG members.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-at-5-tickets-152931547375

First Fridays at 5 is a social event for students and the Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) Special Interest Group (SIG).

Two Winners Selected in STC IDL SIG Student Outreach Article-Writing CompetitionThe STC’s Instructional Design & Learnin...
04/07/2021
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Two Winners Selected in STC IDL SIG Student Outreach Article-Writing Competition

The STC’s Instructional Design & Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased and proud to announce that the judges in the Student Outreach article-writing competition selected 2 articles for publication in this quarter’s issue of IDeaL: Design for Learning, the SIG’s award-winning newsletter. Both articles are very readable and informative. Here are the two winners:

Kylie Call
Kylie is a Virginia Tech junior studying professional and technical writing and biology. Currently, she works as a research assistant for a study focused on the role of service-learning in creating user documentation. After graduation, Kylie plans to pursue a master’s degree in public health and write within the medical industry. Her article, The Importance of Needs Assessments in Global Technical Communication, relates the story of a project targeting young women in Nepal. She outlines how she assessed the needs of her target audience for a user documentation prototype.

Catherine Wecksell
Catherine is completing her Master’s in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning at Boise State University, where she earned her Workplace Instructional Design e-Learning Certification. She holds an ATD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. Catherine graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. She worked in various adult workplace learning roles for over 25 years, including IT, Project Management and Human Resources.

Her article, ID Lessons from TV’s Greatest Teachers, is about the original distance educators—from Reading Rainbow, the Joy of Painting, and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. She draws excellent strategies from her examples and presents tips for incorporating their successful techniques into your lesson planning.

https://www.stcidlsig.org/

Website for the Instructional Design & Learning Special Interest Group, a Community of Practice

02/28/2021

STC is committed to supporting the participation of all members, volunteers, and guests across the globe. STC policies and training will ensure we all respect, encourage, and develop our colleagues’ perspectives, ideas, and efforts, while providing opportunities for growth to all members. #STCorg #TechComm #a11y

https://www.stc.org/committees/deiap/

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02/27/2021

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A panel of professional technical communicators will be joining STC Orland to give presentations on career prep, answer ...
02/26/2021

A panel of professional technical communicators will be joining STC Orland to give presentations on career prep, answer your questions, network, and more. Some of them will be UCF English/Technical Communication majors who graduated and are now working in the field.

We’re excited to welcome presenters who are speaking on the following:

Jack Molisani – Resumes, Interviewing, Portfolios
Diane Hogan – Tech Comm Tools
Barrie Byron – Navigating Online Resources
Lori Meyer – Career Paths
Rachel Eichen – How to Get a Job without Networking
Melissa Rios – Working in the Defense Industry

https://stc-orlando.org/event/stc-ftc-meeting-2021-call-for-presenters/ #TechComm #STCorg #jobs

A panel of professional technical communicators will be joining STC Orland to give presentations on career prep, answer your questions, network, and more. Some of them will be UCF English/Technical Communication majors who graduated and are now working in the field.

We’re excited to welcome presenters who are speaking on the following:

Jack Molisani – Resumes, Interviewing, Portfolios
Diane Hogan – Tech Comm Tools
Barrie Byron – Navigating Online Resources
Lori Meyer – Career Paths
Rachel Eichen – How to Get a Job without Networking
Melissa Rios – Working in the Defense Industry

https://stc-orlando.org/event/stc-ftc-meeting-2021-call-for-presenters/ #TechComm #STCorg #jobs

A panel of professional technical communicators will be joining STC Orland to give presentations on career prep, answer ...
02/26/2021

A panel of professional technical communicators will be joining STC Orland to give presentations on career prep, answer your questions, network, and more. Some of them will be UCF English/Technical Communication majors who graduated and are now working in the field.

We’re excited to welcome presenters who are speaking on the following:

Jack Molisani – Resumes, Interviewing, Portfolios
Diane Hogan – Tech Comm Tools
Barrie Byron – Navigating Online Resources
Lori Meyer – Career Paths
Rachel Eichen – How to Get a Job without Networking
Melissa Rios – Working in the Defense Industry

https://stc-orlando.org/event/stc-ftc-meeting-2021-call-for-presenters/ #TechComm #STCorg #jobs

A panel of professional technical communicators will be joining STC Orland to give presentations on career prep, answer your questions, network, and more. Some of them will be UCF English/Technical Communication majors who graduated and are now working in the field.

We’re excited to welcome presenters who are speaking on the following:

Jack Molisani – Resumes, Interviewing, Portfolios
Diane Hogan – Tech Comm Tools
Barrie Byron – Navigating Online Resources
Lori Meyer – Career Paths
Rachel Eichen – How to Get a Job without Networking
Melissa Rios – Working in the Defense Industry

https://stc-orlando.org/event/stc-ftc-meeting-2021-call-for-presenters/ #TechComm #STCorg #jobs

The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present bot...
02/23/2021
Five Hacks to Improve Your Community's Social Media Archives - Community Affairs Committee (CAC)

The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present both webinars. Maureen will share tips and tools to immediately improve your social media in this month’s program on February 23rd. On March 23, she will present a deep-dive into Instagram, popular with college-age and high school seniors. Learn how to reach future technical communicators! In between webinars, you will have time to try and test the five social media hacks. While attendance at the first webinar is not required, it is recommended. Both programs will be recorded.

https://www.cac-stc.org/tag/five-hacks-to-improve-your-communitys-social-media/
#TechComm #STCorg

Posted on February 16, 2021February 15, 2021STC-CAC Webinar: Five Hacks to Improve Your Community’s Social Media – February 23, 2021, 7 PM EST The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present both webinars. Maureen will share ...

02/22/2021

STC is committed to supporting the participation of all members, volunteers, and guests across the globe. STC policies and training will ensure we all respect, encourage, and develop our colleagues’ perspectives, ideas, and efforts, while providing opportunities for growth to all members. #STCorg #TechComm #a11y

https://www.stc.org/committees/deiap/

The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present bot...
02/22/2021
Five Hacks to Improve Your Community's Social Media Archives - Community Affairs Committee (CAC)

The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present both webinars. Maureen will share tips and tools to immediately improve your social media in this month’s program on February 23rd. On March 23, she will present a deep-dive into Instagram, popular with college-age and high school seniors. Learn how to reach future technical communicators! In between webinars, you will have time to try and test the five social media hacks. While attendance at the first webinar is not required, it is recommended. Both programs will be recorded.

https://www.cac-stc.org/tag/five-hacks-to-improve-your-communitys-social-media/
#TechComm #STCorg

Posted on February 16, 2021February 15, 2021STC-CAC Webinar: Five Hacks to Improve Your Community’s Social Media – February 23, 2021, 7 PM EST The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present both webinars. Maureen will share ...

The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present bot...
02/21/2021
Five Hacks to Improve Your Community's Social Media Archives - Community Affairs Committee (CAC)

The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present both webinars. Maureen will share tips and tools to immediately improve your social media in this month’s program on February 23rd. On March 23, she will present a deep-dive into Instagram, popular with college-age and high school seniors. Learn how to reach future technical communicators! In between webinars, you will have time to try and test the five social media hacks. While attendance at the first webinar is not required, it is recommended. Both programs will be recorded.

https://www.cac-stc.org/tag/five-hacks-to-improve-your-communitys-social-media/
#TechComm #STCorg

Posted on February 16, 2021February 15, 2021STC-CAC Webinar: Five Hacks to Improve Your Community’s Social Media – February 23, 2021, 7 PM EST The CAC is excited to offer two webinars on improving STC communities’ social media. Maureen Scallatino will present both webinars. Maureen will share ...

02/16/2021

STC is committed to supporting the participation of all members, volunteers, and guests across the globe. STC policies and training will ensure we all respect, encourage, and develop our colleagues’ perspectives, ideas, and efforts, while providing opportunities for growth to all members. #STCorg #TechComm #a11y

https://www.stc.org/committees/deiap/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or gradu...
02/15/2021

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or gradu...
02/14/2021

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or gradu...
02/13/2021

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or gradu...
02/12/2021

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or gradu...
02/11/2021

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or gradu...
02/10/2021

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or gradu...
02/09/2021

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

Attention STUDENTS! Do you want to increase your chances of employment after graduating from your undergraduate or graduate program? Having your article published with a link in your résumé (or on your LinkedIn page) to your article might give you just the edge you need to land a great job in technical communication and/or instructional design!

https://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/

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Our 2020 First Quarter Newsletter is now available on our website: http://www.stcidlsig.org/ Check it out for news about our new editor, elections and other SIG topics. Remember, everyone is welcome to submit article any time.
If you’re starting to document a REST API, this workshop is for you. Join Tom Johnson for a full day workshop on #API Documentation at the Society for Technical Communication Summit on Sun, May 5 in Denver, CO. In this workshop, you’ll learn about API documentation in the context of using a simple weather API — making requests and analyzing the responses. We’ll cover the essential elements of API reference topics (such as endpoints, parameters, and response schemas), how OpenAPI specification and Swagger work (as well as tools to simplify spec development), expected non-reference topics (such as authorization and rate limiting), version control workflows (in Git and GitHub), and more. If you’re starting to document a REST API, this workshop will get you up and running in the right direction. You’ll leave with a solid grasp of the necessary components of REST API documentation as well as how to deliver an interactive learning experience that developers want. Takeaways: - REST APIs involve requests and responses, not too unlike visiting a web page — you make a request to a resource stored on a server, and the server responds with the requested information. - Web API reference topics have essential sections: resource descriptions, endpoints and methods, parameters, request examples, and response examples + schemas. - The OpenAPI specification provides a standard structure for describing your REST API; Swagger UI can consume the OpenAPI spec to provide interactive documentation. Rates and list of all Summit workshops here:
STC Summit Track spotlight ... The "Training Development and Delivery" track at this year's Summit in Denver May 5-8 features sessions on the training industry as a whole including synchronous onsite and online classes and the creation of effective eLearning. Presentations cover the tools, tactics, strategies, and techniques needed to deliver robust courses that enhance the learner experience no matter the pedagogy. The Track Manager is a leader in this field, Kevin Siegel Featured sessions: - Teaching Online: Tips, Tricks, Techniques for Engaging Virtual Learners, Kevin Siegel
 - xAPI: Geek Free Introduction for Instructional Designers, Megan Torrence
 - The Human Touch: Bringing Instructor Presence into eLearning, Julia Cho - eLearning: Creating Virtual Reality Projects with Adobe Captivate, Kevin Siegel - Visual Media: Crossing Paths with Technical Publications, Keith Kamikawa - Engineering Better Training Experiences Through Innovative Presentation Techniques and Technologies, Chuck Campbell - Just-in-Time (JIT) Training, Aaron Murray - More Lessons Learned: What Harry Potter Professors Teach Us About Instructional Design, Jamye Sagan
 - Documented Disconnect: Gender Bias in Onboarding Technical Documents, William Hart Full descriptions of each session here:
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