5 Min of Style Notes: 11/07/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed screen instructions in software training simulations and the importance of using clear language. The discussion focused on the following topics:   Be Specific – It’s a best practice to specifically identify what it is you want the learner to write, select, or click. Referencing only a field […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 10/31/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed the use of simulation instructions such as “Click” and “Select” in light of more contemporary navigational capabilities such as the “sweeping” of imagery and elements as is available on touchscreen and mobile devices. The discussion focused on the following topics:   Click vs. Select – The Venza […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 09/12/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed Venza Group templates available to curriculum developers. We made reference to the following: Q&A Worksheets – Made up of standard questions that must be answered during the curriculum development phase. SME Worksheets – A simple form that allows subject matter experts an easy-to-complete table that outlines skills […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 08/29/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed in-language translations of training modules. We made reference to the following: Translation/Localization capabilities provide value to VLS Clients – Our ability to translate to the world’s major languages helps keep the Venza Group competitive. The VLS process for translation/localization – We follow a process that begins with […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 08/15/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed Claire England’s article “e-learning … It’s a sprint, not a marathon!”. The article can be found by clicking here. We made reference to the three points she outlined in her article:   Do you really need that? – Ruthlessly cutting through and culling back on information that […]

Professional Services Administrative Assistant Needed

The Venza Group is offering a unique opportunity for individuals interested in Professional Services Management Support. We are looking to add a candidate to our Product Delivery Team. BUSINESS OBJECTIVE Due to company growth, the Venza Group requires additional project management administrative support. ACCOUNTABILITY SUMMARY The Professional Services Administrative Assistant enables the Professional Services Director […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 08/02/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed the Venza Group’s launching of PEAK™ and the progress made on the compliance and performance series. We made reference to:   The new PEAK website – Click here. The PCI Compliance package of course for Employees, Managers and IT Professionals (still under development). How our Traintel™ Technology […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 07/25/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed the increased attention on ISPI’s Human Performance Technology (HPT) model. We made reference to: •    Comparisons (justified or not) to ADDIE. •    Holistic analyses of performance. •    The value of having a familiarity with HPT provides to Venza Group clients.   Here are some links to check […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 06/20/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed the instructional value of Text Entry Steps in a software simulation. We made reference to: The proper procedure as outlined in 13.1.2 of the Venza Group ID Style Guide. New developments in Adobe Captivate’s 6.0 that allow learners within a simulation to input text in fields which […]