How do technical writing and microlearning intersect? Part 2

Written by Jay Manaloto

Last month, if you remember, I revealed my 1-minute YouTube as a “microlearning” proof-of-concept (POC) for more mobile, on-the-go eLearning. But I hadn’t plunged into Adobe Captivate too deeply yet. Well, a few weeks later, I finally finished my first eLearning beta module (of about 12) in Adobe Captivate! While I wasn’t too strict about tracking my hours, I’m guessing that I spent about 30-40 hours to adjust the script and audio, design the look-and-feel, and edit the final 1-minute session.

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How do technical writing and microlearning intersect?

Written by Jay Manaloto

In the last few weeks, I’ve had the unique opportunity to investigate the popular eLearning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, as an exciting new way to deliver our content. But before I investigated too far into Captivate, I first wanted to finish up another older proof-of-concept (POC) that I started in Sept-Oct 2015, assembled 90% of it, but never had the time to finish. That is, until this past weekend. I finally finished my 1-minute “microlearning” POC for more mobile, on-the-go eLearning.

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Why I Won’t Get a Smartwatch Soon

Written by Jay Manaloto

Why should my watch necessarily remind me of my phone? In our current era of socio-mobile technology, it’s so easy to become hypnotized, mesmerized, and inspired by the vision of connecting everything to the latest technological center of our lives — our smartphones. In fact, until recently, I myself was drawn to the idea of buying a Pebble smartwatch to connect to my Samsung smartphone. It sounded pretty cool. Until I rediscovered analog watches. How? Let’s find out.

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Descending into the DevLearn Expo

Written by Jay Manaloto

DevLearn 2014! Last month, during our local STC Southern Nevada Chapter meeting, I heard about the DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo for the first time. But the best part? The Expo would be free! The following week, I learned that the event revolves around eLearning technologies and techniques, and the free Expo would take place on October 29 and 30 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. So I registered! What did I discover at DevLearn? Let’s take a peek.

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Blast from the Blogger Past

Written by Jay Manaloto

Earlier this week, John and I agreed to redirect the URL of our previous blog (http://stcnevada.com) to our new URL (https://stcnevada.wordpress.com). He was concerned about tying this loose end “so no potential visitor is left behind”. I agreed. So now, this domain redirection will remain in place “for a month or two” or whenever John decides to close the previous blog account. Cool, that’s done! But on a more amusing note…

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Bowling at the Brooklyn Bowl

Written by Jay Manaloto

Brooklyn bowling! Just as planned — okay, maybe not quite as planned — the STC Southern Nevada chapter took a break from its monthly sedentary meetings to enjoy a refreshing round of bowling over the weekend. The date: 5:30 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The site: Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ Las Vegas!

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