37th TRSS Faculty Development Flight launches Technical Writer online course

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  • By Dr. Elizabeth "Lisa" Rich
  • 37th Training Support Squadron

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The 37th Training Support Squadron is launching a new Community College of the Air Force accredited online Technical Writer course this month, giving students the opportunity to take the 8-day course virtually rather than in-residence, allowing them to be TDY in-place.

The interactive eLearning course is designed to train personnel on the fundamental techniques for planning, writing, and editing technical training documents (e.g. student instructional materials). Students learn how to research, collect, analyze, and organize relevant technical information for the writing and editing of documents such as instructions, student study guides, and training materials. Key topics covered include fundamentals of technical writing; assessing target audiences; selecting document format, employing diagrams, tables, charts, and other graphical tools effectively, and drafting effective sentences and sections that present information clearly.

“The new course is an example of the 37th TRSS transforming the way we learn and accelerating change by providing learning professionals access to continuation training opportunities via an online teaching platform from anywhere,” said Lt. Col. Korry Leverett, 37 TRSS commander.

The interactive course design includes various learning activities such as synchronous sessions, asynchronous discussions, knowledge checks using quizzes, video and other media, individual projects, and peer review.

Upon completion of the course, graduates earn four CCAF credit hours and receive a Badgr digital credential in addition to their traditional paper-based certificate of completion.

For more information visit the 37TRSS FacD calendar or email 37TRSS.FACD@us.af.mil.