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Mini-Quiz: Role of Technical Writers in Developing eLearning

by Ron Kurtus (revised 27 April 2003)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why is eLearning delivered both on CD-ROM and over the Web?

It provides job security for more writers and developers

Learners may not always have access to the Web

To make use of all the computer's capabilities

2. What role are technical writers having with eLearning?

They are getting more into simply typing what trainers write

They sometimes take eLearning courses to increase their writing skills

They are developing and writing much of the eLearning material

3. Why are instructional design steps valuable in writing eLearning?

They make sure the eLearning is well thought out

They prevent management from interfering in the writing process

They add more content to the work

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Technical Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Society for Technical Communication

Technical Writing Resources


Web-Based Training Cookbook by Brandon Hall, Wiley Computer Publishing, 1997 ($39.99) An excellent book, giving a thorough explanation of WBT. Includes CD-ROM with case studies.

Designing Web-Based Training by William K. Horton, John Wiley & Sons, 2000 ($35.99) Horton's books always emphasize the importance of the user interface.

Web-Based Training: Using Technology to Design Adult Learning Experiences by Margaret Driscoll and Larry Alexander, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998 ($44.95) A popular book, looking at WBT for adult learners.

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