Instructor: Rentz                           W              4:40pm-7:30pm

Are you a good explainer? If you’re planning on a career in professional writing, or any career using a lot of writing, the answer had better be “yes”! This is a course for people whose explaining skills need a boost, or who want to practice different kinds of explaining, or who want to get familiar with the tools and practices used in the instructional design field—or all of the above. You’ll be introduced to principles of verbal and visual design as they apply to instructional/educational materials, for both print and electronic delivery.  You’ll get (more) experience analyzing audiences, gathering information, planning content and format, and testing results in order to produce usable, user-centered documents. Assignments will range from writing short print instructions to developing an online tutorial in Adobe Captivate—the top e-learning tool in the ID profession.