Is this for you?
This course is aimed at anyone who has a responsibility for writing learning materials, including learning professionals, subject experts and creative specialists. The course covers all types of writing including on-screen text, interactive materials, dialogue, voiceover and print-based materials.
Take this course and familiarise yourself with the ten key principles of writing for learning:
- Write for the learner
- Adopt a friendly, conversational tone
- Write clearly
- Be concise
- Favour concrete examples and storytelling over abstractions
- Avoid unnecessary jargon
- Make sure your material is technically accurate
- Take care over punctuation and spelling
- Avoid stereotyping
- Work sympathetically with other media
Learn how to apply the ten principles to a wide range of learning media formats:
- blog posts and short articles;
- handouts and job aids;
- interactive materials, including quizzes, tutorials and scenarios;
- voiceover for videos and slide shows;
- acted sequences in videos and podcasts;
- visual aids such as slides and infographics.
How it works
The course is comprised of eight lessons, each of which includes a video and one or more activities designed to help you build your skills and confidence. You will also be provided with resources that you can use for on-going reference.
If you complete the course, you will receive a Skills Journey badge. Optionally, you can complete an assignment to help you put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your skills to others.