Media 1 Wins Regional STC Awards

Two regional chapters of the Society of Technical Communication (STC) recently named Media 1 among the winners in their annual competitions for technical communication. Awards came form the West Michigan Shores chapter and Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) chapters.

Peer reviewed by professionals from various industries within the local online technical communication community, the STC awards reflect outstanding achievements in online communication, technical art, and technical publications. These awards are given to projects that clearly and effectively present information to meet the needs of the intended audience.

Learning Portals: Death of the Corporate LMS?

Are your learners disenchanted with your corporate Learning Management System? If so, they’re not alone. The enterprise LMS has become a victim of its own success; the LMS in many large companies is packed full of courses – many outdated or no longer relevant. Its interface does little to help learners navigate to learning that is pertinent to reaching their personal learning goals (if learners are even aware of those goals in the first place). The system that was implemented to streamline training as an enterprise learning portal has in many cases itself become part of the learning overload problem.

Down the Learning Path Together

Like a good story, a comfortable learning path has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Learners who don’t understand where they are in their own learning story feel they are caught on a corporate training treadmill—no matter how fast they complete courses, they can’t see they are making forward progress. By simply laying out a clear roadmap for them, you help your learners zoom ahead.