[clug] Writing Training Materials

Brenton Ross rossb at fwi.net.au
Fri Mar 24 12:54:42 UTC 2017

I think it will be difficult to find something appropriate without some
understanding of your audience and the sort of material you need to

I think that most people learn best by doing rather than reading or
watching. However, they also have to have an understanding of why they
are doing it or it just becomes a fragile rote experience.

It can also be important for the audience not to be afraid of making
errors. Assuming the system is not too fragile, you should show what
happens when things go wrong and how corrections can be made.

Good luck

On Fri, 2017-03-24 at 21:15 +1100, jm via linux wrote:
> I was hoping to find something that would give an overview of how other 
> people approach the problem. What I have in mind is a lab manual for a 
> set of yet t be decided exercises. I have an example from a Redhat 
> course, but thought there might be something more suitable out there 
> that gave a look behind the scenes of how it formed. The first iteration 
> would be rough for sure that I understand. It's getting something to the 
> point that it is usable so that it would be adopted that's the objective.
> Jeff.
> On 23/03/2017 10:25 pm, Bryan Kilgallin via linux wrote:
> > Jeff:
> >
> >> Anyone know of any good references on writing training materials?
> >
> > I did a graduate diploma in Tertiary Education. That was at Darling 
> > Downs Institute. Which became the University of Southern Queensland.
> >
> >> I (or
> >> someone else) might be need to write some in the near future for work
> >> and I'm looking for something to give me a way to approach it.
> >
> > Take a course such as the above. This isn't trivial!
> >
> > Supposed training presentations are often bad, in various ways.
> > I've seen:
> >     * overcrowded, too-small text that was illegible;
> >     * books written in a language other than the reader's;
> >     * a topic irrelevant to the audience....

More information about the linux mailing list