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Presentation: E-learning:The Basics and Beyond

Many technical writers are asked to create training materials while working in a technical or development department, and have to quickly adapt their technical writing skills to work within the structure of instructional design principles.

At the March STC Canada West Coast program meeting, Vicky Ryan demystified e-learning by explaining its core components, best practices, and through examples show how to create engaging and informative e-learning deliverables for audiences.

About our Speaker

Vicky Ryan is the Director of Interactive Production at Chalk Media. She graduated from Simon Fraser University. Her professional interests include creating online and blended training, developing e-learning strategy, content development, and instructional design. Her team was recently awarded the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award for Custom e-Learning Content.

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Vancouver Community College

Business and Technical Writing Certificate Program

Clear and concise writing can work for you! Learn to sell your ideas and present information in a variety of written forms. Technical communication requires special skills. Today’s professionals spend more of their time producing written documentation. Courses will be of interest to those in diverse fields, including science, health, technology and all business occupations. Assignments are designed to build your professional portfolio.

This progam consists of nine, one day courses. Participants may register for courses individually. Courses offered on Saturdays on a rotating basis.

Contact Information:

    Course Advisor: Jennifer Gossen, 604.443.8670

    Program Assistant: Crystal Kreschuk, 604.443.8711


Using a resume to showcase your talents

Using a resume to showcase your talents (PDF).

An article by STC Associate Fellow, Rahel Bailie of Intentional Design Inc..  Previously printed in Intercom.


Circumventing HR: Effective Jobhunting Strategies

From the STC 2002 Region 7 Conference hosted by STC Canada West Coast:

Circumventing HR: Effective Jobhunting Strategies (PDF 23 KB)
Sending your resume to a company’s HR department does more harm than good. HR professionals are most definitely NOT a job-seeker’s best friend. Their main task is to weed out the candidates they consider less qualified. Fortunately, there are ways to get the real decision-maker’s attention. This presentation will introduce concepts and practical strategies that will help you land your dream job.

Emma Hamer, Bailie Technical Services, Vancouver, British Columbia


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