The death of training (podcast)

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In this podcast, Alan Pringle and Sarah O’Keefe discuss the shift in training priorities. In the past, companies would train employees to avoid dependence on Evil Outside Contractors. Today, companies don’t want to invest in training their employees (“They might leave!”), so instead they farm … Read More

DITA training call for participation

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One of the major challenges in implementing DITA projects is training. Although we (and others) offer fabulous live, instructor-led training, there is also a need for asynchronous learning–where can a student go to learn DITA independently? To address this need, Scriptorium is starting an open-source effort to … Read More

What do Tech Writers Want?

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Answer? I don’t know, but The Content Wrangler is conducting a survey to find out. Here’s the announcement: 2009 is a touch economic year for most of us. Companies are cutting back on nice-to-have purchases and focusing in on what’s necessary. This survey conducted by … Read More

Training updates for 2008

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As many of you know, we have been offering technical training for quite some time now. We have traveled all over the U.S. and Canada, and occasionally farther afield, to deliver classes. We have hosted students in our classroom from near and far, including Australia, … Read More