Expert Advice on Hand for Busy Programmers Charged with Developing Software Training Classes

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A large number of programmers and developers are increasingly being tasked with writing software training courses for their company. The majority of these programmers and developers are unsure of where to start and how to put together a step-by-step plan to train other people. Packt Publishing has just announced a book that gets right to the point with clear, concise directions for developing an end-user software course.

(PRWEB) May 25, 2005 – A large number of programmers and developers are increasingly being tasked with writing software training courses for their company. The majority of these programmers and developers are unsure of where to start and how to put together a step-by-step plan to train other people. Packt Publishing has just announced a book that gets right to the point with clear, concise directions for developing an end-user software course.

It’s the nature of being a successful and talented programmer when your boss asks you to train users and develop software classes for your company. However when you’re busy and don’t have much time to spare, you end up designing a course for the short term that doesn’t carry much weight. Over the last fifteen years, William Rice has developed a book aimed specifically at these types of people, giving a step-by-step guide to developing a software class.

‘User Training for Busy Programmers’ gives step-by-step instructions to developing a software class. Without getting bogged down for a second in education theory, readers will be developing successful training courses in no time. The book walks through the process of developing a successful, instructor-led software class.

There are many good books on training theory. However ‘User Training for Busy Programmers’ takes a more practical, condensed approach for when you don't have time to learn training theory. It is based on fifteen years of technical writing and training experience. In just 120 pages, the book guides readers through the process of developing an end-user software course using a method that is tested, proven, and based upon sound instructional theory.

User Training for Busy Programmers will be released in June, for more information, please visit: http://www.PacktPub.com/book/training_for_programmers

What you will learn from this book:

•A systematic process for creating training courses and materials f or software users

• Understanding your audience and ensuring that what you teach them is relevant and useful

• How to use effective in-class exercises as part of the learning mix

• Choosing what to teach and what to leave out

• How to tailor your approach to different user needs, and different types of software

• Preparing written guides for students and instructors

Approach

This book is concise and pithy, focusing on action rather than theory. While many books explore the subject of adult learning, User Training for Busy Programmers shows the reader how to apply a proven method in a systematic way… enabling busy programmers to produce excellent results without adding too much to their workload.

Additional Resources

For more information about the book, visit Packt’s website: http://www.packtpub.com/book/training_for_programmers

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About Packt Publishing

Packt, pronounced ‘Packed,’ published its first book “Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management” in April 2004 and subsequently continued to specialize in publishing focused books on specific technologies and solutions.

Our books and publications share the experiences of your fellow IT professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and frameworks. Our solutions-based books give you the knowledge and power to customize the software and technologies you're using to get the job done. Packt books are more specific and less general than the IT books you have seen in the past. Our unique business model allows us to bring you more focused information, giving you more of what you need to know, and less of what you don't.

Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of developers, administrators, and newbies alike.

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