Introduce multi-genre writing in the context of community service. When Michael rode his bike without training wheels for the first time, this occasion provided a worthwhile topic to write about. We became a community.
Pin41 When I started counting the types of writing that are potentially required to produce an online course, I was stunned. I realized that one instructional designer can potentially provide the skills of an entire writing department.
Not only do we need skills for expository, creative, persuasive and technical writing, but we often write about topics for which we know very little at first. Furthermore, our writing is expected to be motivating while clearly delivering concepts, procedures and facts.
What other types of writing for eLearning can you think of? Writing On-screen Text They Skim! Nearly all types of online learning—from simple web pages to highly interactive multimedia—include on-screen text.
Perhaps in prehistoric times, learners read everything that was on the screen. Today, people skim before they read and learners may skip material unless they are highly engaged. On-screen text should be lively but not self-conscious. On-screen text should consider the limits people have for processing new information around four chunks.
When on-screen text accompanies audio, it is often displayed in short pithy phrases, sometimes as bullet points. Although this can provide another channel for encoding information, many learners find it mind-deadening. See alternatives to bullet lists to get around the bullet point approach.
Writing Audio Scripts Find the Spark.
Similar to radio scripts, audio scripts should have a hook that sparks the imagination and entices the listener. We must draw the learner into our content, like a moth to a flame or an instructional designer to Twitter.
Word choices are critical when writing for the earso pay attention to the sounds of words and the cadence of phrases. Audio content is also processed by that same small working memory, so when it comes to scripting, less is more. Get away from your script for a few days or hours if time is limited and re-read it aloud.
Writing Video Scripts Video is for Showing. To move along more quickly, consider hiring a scriptwriter to watch the process or take a professional workshop or course.
Try to tag along on a video shoot to get started. For more complex video scripts, you need to think about the set, writing dialogue, character development and camera angles. Technical Writing Dull and Dry.
A Dash of Creativity. To engage an audience, technical writing of any kind requires an injection of creativity. It requires finding a way to honestly connect with your readers, listeners or users.
This might entail a dash of humor, a conversational style or a brilliant metaphor. Did I mention it needs to be succinct, clear and accurate?Teaching Channel wants to help teachers as they begin their career in education.
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