Patti Shank: Write and Organize for Deeper Learning with Special Guest Host Karen Hyder

June 20, 2017

Meet Patti Shank, author of “Write and Organize for Deeper Learning: 28 evidence-based and easy-to-apply tactics that will make your instruction better for learning (Make It Learnable)”. With Special Guest Host Karen Hyder.

Patti Shank, PhD is writing the Make It Learnable series to help anyone who builds adult instructional materials (content experts, instructors, instructional designers, trainers, and so on) apply critical learning, writing, information design, and usability principles. These principles make it easier for people to learn, remember, and apply what they are learning. The great news is that applying these principles is not hard!

Write and Organize for Deeper Learning tackles four strategies and 28 specific tactics. For each strategy, Patti offers specific actionable tactics that you can implement this very moment, with examples, checklists, and job aids. The four strategies are:

  • Strategy 1: Understand your audience’s needs.
  • Strategy 2: Write for clarity.
  • Strategy 3: Make text readable and legible.
  • Strategy 4: Organize for memory and use.

We are honored to have Karen Hyder hosting this broadcast with Patti.

Karen Hyder has been teaching about technology using technology since 1991 when she began delivering applications-software courses for Logical Operations/Ziff-Davis Education in the middle of the Windows and Microsoft Office explosion. In 1995, she was promoted to Director of Trainer Development, teaching classes to help trainers improve skills and earn Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) certification.

In 1998, Karen spearheaded a trainer-development program in the United Kingdom through Corporate Learning Ltd., providing the only Microsoft and CompTIA approved trainer certification courses in the UK at that time.

Upon her return to the United States, Karen founded Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, which offers courses for technical trainers and subject-matter experts to improve online and in-person delivery. She also consults with organizations as they implement virtual classrooms, ensuring they make a good impression from the very first session.

Karen helped launch and currently produces and hosts The eLearning Guild Online Forums, a series of online conference sessions for eLearning development professionals. She also supports Thought Leader Webinars, and Best of webinars such as Best of DemoFest, a multi-presenter, multi-demonstration event that showcases the winning DemoFest submissions (Free Login required).

To date, Karen has coached hundreds of speakers to prepare for Online Forum sessions using Adobe Connect. Karen has served as a member of CompTIA’s Advisory Committee for the Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) certification exams since the program’s inception in 2001. Karen was a driving force behind the development of CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) for online trainer certification.

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