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Create an instructional tutorial that shows STC members how to sign up for RSS feeds for STC online communications. The tutorial should show the advantages of being able to scan a wide range of content and stay current using RSS technology.
STC offers important online communications that can be subscribed to using RSS feeds, including STC’s Notebook, Technical Communication, and Intercom. We need to help members who are not comfortable with setting up RSS aggregators learn how to access STC online documents with RSS feeds. This will also help members become more competent using social media to stay current in professional practices.
This is a volunteer opportunity. STC will not be able to provide authoring tools, nor can it compensate the authors. Credit will be attributed to the volunteers who design and produce these training materials.
The resultant tutorial needs to be short and very focused. Readers will not invest a lot of time to “take a tutorial.” It needs to be more like a “Show Me” or “Quick Start.”
Authors should work in conjunction with the STC Accessibility SIG to ensure that they apply good practices for accessibility.
The tutorial should support the following scenarios:
* Subscribing to a publication’s RSS feed
* Setting up an RSS aggregator
* Using an aggregator to access RSS feeds
Screen cam videos should be part of the instructional strategy. Alternative text-based instruction should also be provided as needed for accessibility.
The deadline for responses is Friday, 9 July 2010.
To apply for this project, email your proposal as a Word document to Kevin Cuddihy.