Links and Leads
Links and Leads points you to web sites that can help you develop better training courses and technical writing expertise. We'd be happy to add your personal favorites.
The Learning Communities Tools and Links page at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) site appears to be of most help if you are in the content development step of development or are delivering training.
Multimedia Development Tools is a Georgia Tech University web site. It has free checklists and ideas for analysis, design, management, production, and evaluation tasks. The ASTD web site also provided a link to it.
Content development often begins with a Word document. This link is a repository for FAQs, tutorials, and examples about Microsoft Word, maintained by Microsoft Word MVPs. For detailed queries on how to use Word, subscribe to the Word-PC list - mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org to join (no subject or command text required). Archives to Word-PC list.
TechSmith's SnagIt and Camtasia software
enable you to capture and edit anything you see on your PC screen, add
narration, and present it using industry standard AVI and streaming media formats.
Free trial versions.
Training Basics page at the American Society of Training and Development site has links for trainers.
Scripts for Tests, Quizzes, Games
This is the one I would focus on first because it has 27 test and quiz options, the descriptions offer the kind of information that will help you make a decision about viewing an option, and there is a nice range of software features.
has three choices I would bother to explore, but a large selection of other
useful scripts that can be used on your online training site.
Archive: Tests and Quizzes.
Matt's Script Archive is a good source if you are building a web site and want to save on the cost of coding features for marketing, sales, and other business application features.
Professional Organizations, Conferences
Society for Technical Communication, national conference May 18-21, 2003, Dallas, Texas
American Society of Training and Development, national conference May 16-22, 2003, San Diego, California
International Society for Performance Improvement, national conference April 10-15, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts
IEEE Professional Communication Conference, September 21-24, 2003, Orlando, Florida
Professional Resources Web Sites, Lists
The Official TECHWR-L , an online publication that supports the TECHWR-L discussion list and the technical communication community
Word-PC list - mailto: email@example.com to join (no subject or command text required). Archives to Word-PC list.
Use HTML Help to create help on the
web. MS HTML Help is a compiled Help format. You need to download the file