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Sept 19, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

First time summit attendee summary

I attended STC’s 64th Annual STC Summit “Gain the Edge to Get Results” in Washington, DC from May 7th to 10th, 2017. As a first time summit attendee, I gained a wealth of knowledge that I’m happy to share with my fellow chapter members and coworkers. It was an amazing and well organized conference. I…

What is an instructional designer?

What is an instructional designer?

What is instructional design? Instructional design is the development of education materials, content, and delivery modes. Analysis of learner needs is an important initial stage, as is the identification of desired learning outcomes. Education technology is highly viable – you’ll hear terms like LX (learner experience) and LMS (learning management system) drawing from everything from…

President’s message

President’s message

Summer is slowly slipping away. I try to capture and savour every last sip of it. The air is less humid. The evening air has a note of fall crispness. I already saw one yellow leaf fall off the fig tree in my backyard. I’ll miss swimming in the ocean, staying on the beach until…

STC Canada West Coast speakers at BCIT event: Communication for a Complex World

STC Canada West Coast speakers at BCIT event: Communication for a Complex World

Three STC Canada West Coast chapter executive members will be participating in a panel discussion at the annual BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch on Saturday, September 16th at the BCIT downtown Vancouver campus. The theme is Communication for a Complex World, and the STC Canada West Coast chapter speakers bring three different perspectives to the…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: June 14 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: June 14 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

Everyone at the June meeting had several years of technical writing experience and was working full-time, so instead of discussing topics of interest to newcomers, such as writing classes and job-hunting, we focused on work questions (and vented a little, in a polite and constructive way). Tools: Our small group included users and fans (or…

August 16, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: May 1 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: May 1 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

The May 1 Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café was held at Frankie’s Modern Diner, where writers enjoyed everything from milk shakes to mimosas and burgers to pasta. We also had the pleasure of chatting with two guest speakers: Michele Macklin, Senior Interaction Designer at Number 41 Media, and Andrew Macklin, Senior Software Developer at Reliable…

July 19, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

How to maximize your summit experience

Schedule Review all the sessions before the summit and choose a first and a second choice for each time slot. Review if you want to attend any additional meetings or presentations at lunch or in the evening. For example, I attended a few networking events, the leadership program, the annual business meeting, and the honours…

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