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User Assistance Tools Survey
in Progress

The annual User Assistance Tools Survey is now in progress.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ua_tools_survey
The survey is designed to give you information drawn specifically from the user assistance community. Please consider contributing your experiences. Results will be publicly available on the WritersUA site.


Joe Welinske Webinar

TOUCH, VOICE AND GESTURES:
How to Craft Your User Assistance to Accommodate a Variety of Interaction Types.

For those who missed it, have no fear, click here!

Education

Learning is a lifelong experience. In technical communication, it seems to be a career-long obligation. Good thing that it's fun to learn.

These days, ongoing education is a form of insurance. It might help you keep your job. Of course all the degrees, certificates, seminars, and study in the world won't help much when your company decides some dude in Bangalore should do the work at 1/10 of your salary.

Well, so what. Knowledge is good. Skills are good. Education will prepare you for the job you will get after your last job went to India.

Chapter learning opportunities
Formal education
Training providers (local)
Training providers (online)
Training providers (other)
Conferences

Chapter Learning Opportunities

Learning at Meetings

Our most successful general meeting are those where we learn about new tools and techniques. Many exciting programs are planned for 2012.

Formal Education*

American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
916.484.8011
arc.losrios.edu
Technical Communications page

Technical writing courses in the English department, various application courses from the Computer Information Sciences program (including FrameMaker, PageMaker, web design, PowerPoint, etc.), and courses in digital design and tools like Adobe PhotoShop from the Art New Media department.

Certificate? Yes
Degree? Yes

Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
916.558.2351
www.scc.losrios.edu

Various courses through English and Technology curricula.
Certificate: No
Degree: No

University of California, Davis – UC Davis Extension
1333 Research Park Dr.
Davis, CA 95616-4852
530.757.8777
FAX 530.754.5105
www.extension.ucdavis.edu

Certificate program in Web Site Design, Project Management, Business Administration, Marketing and Public Relations, and Accounting. Courses in Business and Information Technology Skills, Information Systems Development, Internet Programming and Technology, and many other business management and leadership courses

Does not qualify participants for Student Membership in STC. However, the program offers a 10% discount on Information Technology and marketing/public relations courses for STC members

Certificate: Yes
Degree: No

*Courses and associated curricula may change without notice. Please visit the web site or contact the school for appropriate guidance.

Training ProvidersLocal

Executrain
1510 Arden Way, Suite 303
Sacramento
www.executrain.com

Training in InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft programs

Infinite Solutions, Inc.
4020 El Camino Ave, Suite C3
Sacramento, CA 95821
www.4infinitesolutions.com
916.974.7491

Training, Consulting, Software Development: Java Programming, Enterprise Java Beans, JavaScript, HTML, Crystal Reports, XML, DTD, Schema, DOM, Visual Basic, Programming and VB Script

ISInc
2554 Millcreek Drive
Sacramento CA 95833
916.920.1700
education@isinc.com
www.isinc.com

Training & consulting in RoboHELP, RoboHTML, Macromedia products; Javascript; Microsoft FrontPage; HTML; FrameMaker, Photoshop and most Adobe products

Training ProvidersOnline

The HTML Writers' Guild
www.hwg.org

Online classes in HTML and other Web-related topics at reasonable prices

Training ProvidersOther

Information Mapping
411 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452
Cinda Weber
cweber@infomap.com
www.infomap.com

Courses in their particular brand of structured writing. Offered in San Francisco and occasionally Sacramento

Knopf Online
david@knopf.com
www.knopf.com
415.820.1356

Training & consulting in writing, Web sites, and WinHelp. Certified RoboHELP trainer & consultant

Netwind Learning Center
www.netwind.com

Computer training classes and CD-ROM based training for A+, MCSE, Photoshop, Flash and more

Online Learning.com
www.online-learning.com

Online classes for technical writers

STC, National's Academic Information
http://www.stc.org/education

Academic Programs Database, Dissertations Database, ITC Grants to High School Teachers, Scholarships, Sigma Tau Chi, and more

User Interface Engineering
800 Turnpike St., Suite 101
North Andover, Mass 01845
www.uie.com
978.975.5353

1-day courses offered in San Francisco area or onsite; also sponsors conferences

Company principal is usability expert Jared Spool

Conferences

WinWriters
3415 Soundview Dr. W.
Seattle, WA 98199
mail@winwriters.com
www.writersua.com
800.838.8999

Conferences around the country; most notably the annual spring conference, described as "the premiere gathering for online Help developers." Also several targeted conferences (eg., JavaHelp)

 

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