Most learning professionals were not English majors, authors and do not come from a communications or a marketing background. Yet they must grow their knowledge and hone their skills in writing effectively for diverse audiences and a plethora of organizational learning solutions.
In this week’s GuildChat we examine writing for learning. When is the written word most and least effective? How do we address writing differently for the types of solutions we create and the audience needs? What are the biggest mistakes in writing for performance improvement?
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Q1 Is there a difference in how you approach writing in general and writing for helping someone learn? Why or why not?
Q2 When is written text in a learning solution the wrong approach?
Q3 What writing techniques do you find especially helpful when writing the copy for learning content?
Q4 How do you write differently for experts versus people new to a topic?
Q5 What bad writing habits have you seen in what we create in L&D? Why are they a problem?
Q6 Strong writing skills are key to a wide range of industries. What writing tips have you pulled from other industries that you find work well in ours as well? Why?
Q7 What resources do you use for writing help and/or inspiration?
Q8 What one piece of advice about writing would you give a new Instructional Designer?
Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Storify of the chat!