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Soft Skills of a Technical Writer

What soft skills should technical writers have when they start their career? Linguistic and technical understanding is important in our profession. So are the soft skills - just like in any other job. more ...

RDF is not XML – RDF serialization and iiRDS metadata

The world of technical writing loves XML. Its document type definitions are the foundation of structured authoring. XML and the underlying schemas structure the content of our information products. The benefits are twofold. Content is consistently structured and easy to read. Authors have an easier time writing the content. The structure provides guidelines for authoring. more ...

How to become a technical writer – Confessions of a former translator

A former translator, I worked the first seven years of my professional life in the translation industry, in various positions. While I learned a lot from this experience, it also left me, as a writer, frustrated. Translators are chained to their source text and writing the words of others in another language, usually focusing on what their clients want. more ...

tekom impressions part 2: API documentation and the VUKA world

Daniela Herbold and Ulrike Parson write about better API documentation and solutions for innovative human resources management. more ...

Impressions from tcworld 2017

Part 1: Improvisation, fluff hunt, and videos for technical documentation. more ...

Flipped Classroom: Make Your Training More Efficient

Paying attention to students with different skill levels requires much time during onsite training. Students with more knowledge can get bored easily. Vice versa, students with less knowledge may get overwhelmed.

The flipped classroom method aligns the different skill levels before the onsite training. The students study the training material at home at their own pace. Depending on their knowledge, they need less or more time for understanding the training content. Students with less knowledge do not slow others down. Advanced students can skip material they already know and use the time for other topics or tasks to deepen their knowledge.

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Luca Leonie Jäger has written a fine knowledge article about the subject: Flipped Classroom – How to Make Your Training More Efficient.

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