STC’s online education starts in 2013 with three great live Web seminars the last week of January. We’ll have more webinars up soon, so bookmark the webinar page and visit often.
How do we take users of online help systems to the topics that contain the information they need? Context sensitivity makes this easy to do when we create online help for software, but how do we create “context sensitivity” for hardware? More broadly, how do we connect the “real” world and the “virtual” online world in order to bridge the two, especially as “mobile” becomes more and more common? Join Neil Perlin for Bridging Real and Virtual: QR Codes, NFC, and Augmented Reality on Tuesday, 29 January, from 10:00-11:00 AM EST (GMT-5) to find out. In this webinar, we’ll look at three technologies for doing just that. None are tech comm tools per se, but all offer a lot of potential for tech comm.
Then on Wednesday, 30 January, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST (GMT-5), join Judith Shenouda for Career Success in 12 Easy Steps—Wake Up to Your Dreams, the first of a 12-step series on your career success. Throughout this series you will meet new friends—Darren Dreamer, Mark Mystified, Danny Discovery, Betsy Benevolent, Rose Repertoire, Stacey Success, and others—whose career success can inspire you as you evolve and transition to the next phase of your worklife. Like them, you will create a success story that others can emulate. Be on your way to achieving career success, in whatever way you choose to define it.
If you’re a freelancer or thinking about becoming one, join Ruth Thaler-Carter for the webinar Freelancing on Thursday, 31 January, from 4:00-5:00 PM EST (GMT-5). Being a freelancer takes more than strong skills as a tech writer or editor. Find out what it takes to launch and manage a successful tech comm business as a one-person shop or solopreneur—the personality needed to succeed as a freelancer, ways to find clients and projects, getting paid, important business decisions, resources to help you manage your freelance life effectively, and more.