As technology continues to expand in our lives, efficient and effective instruction becomes increasingly important for users of technology. The common trial-and-error onboarding experiences that people often endure are frustrating, and the potential productivity of professional products is significantly underutilized. The material in this presentation is the result of years of practical experience working with professionals in engineering, architecture, and other technical disciplines.
- Discover the difference between learning and training
- Learn how to identify the most important factors for relevance and retention
- Learn how to separate the components of instructional design
- Learn how to recognize what doesn't work well and why
Dieter Schlaepfer is a principal technical writer at Autodesk, Inc., creating a variety of AutoCAD documentation and quick-training materials. He holds a California standard secondary teaching credential in physical science and mathematics. In prior employment he provided on-site CAD/CAM, and CAE consultative training to manufacturing firms, and he provided CAD training to architecture, engineering, and construction firms. He has 34 years of experience in the field, and he specializes in 3D modeling.