School’s back in session! We’ve got some great webinars and online courses coming up. Make the most of your membership by beefing up your education report card.

This Week:

Virtual reality is no longer science fiction—it’s here, and navigating virtual spaces presents challenges for learners. How do learners know where they are? How do learners know where to go or look next? How can multiple paths be presented and organized? Join Peter F. Guenther on Wednesday, 13 September from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT for Wayfinding, Storytelling, and Structuring Interaction in Virtual Reality (VR) and find out!


Next Week:

We’ve got not one, not two, but THREE FREE STC Member-Only Webinars coming up next week.

First on the docket is Accessible Design for Web & Mobile Audiences (User Experience for the Experienced) on 20 September, with Tammy Azigi of AARP Digital Products and Amanda Lopez of Design Write. How do you design inclusive digital experiences for experienced (and older) audiences? The webinar runs from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4).

Next, we’ve got an AIIP-presented webinar: Growing Your Business with the Support of a Virtual Assistant. Hosted by Gina Horkey of Horkey Handbook and Marge King of Nonprofit Fundraising, this webinar will discuss how to know if a virtual assistant is right for your company, when’s the right time to hire one, and how to hire a virtual assistant. Join us on 21 September from noon-1:00 PM EDT (GMT-4).

Finally, we have an always-informative Adobe-sponsored webinar with STC favorites Matt Sullivan and Bernard Aschwanden: Transform Your Docs into Usable Content with Template-Driven Design. Matt and Bernard discuss how to use template-driven design in any application to shave a third off the time it takes to create and maintain content. Matt has been showing this to his clients and students for years, and he’ll share real-world examples and concepts that you can take back to your own organization and your own content, regardless of the tools you use for content creation. The webinar takes place on 21 September at 2:00-3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4).


Is your content under-performing? Have a lot of public-facing content you don’t know how to assess? Content Strategy: Developing an Effective Workflow is a six-session online course that provides you with the skills needed to successfully craft a winning content strategy for any organization. Presented by Guiseppe Getto, an Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University and founder of Content Garden Inc., this course covers all the essentials of content strategy, including content auditing, SEO, creating a plan, and measuring success. This course will help you produce effective, audience-focused content for any channel, online or offline. It begins 26 September and runs through 31 October on Tuesdays from noon-1:30 PM EDT (GMT-4). 


Recorded Webinars:

If you’ve missed a webinar, don’t worry! Recordings of all STC webinars from 2017 through the spring are available for purchase. Use this link to access the STC store and browse our recorded webinars:


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