I’m a week behind on completing the “How to” article and I adjusted due dates accordingly.
Why did I get behind? Last week I decided to look at ways other companies are offering learning content. In particular, I looked at what Google is doing for it’s G Suite product (formerly Google Apps) and Google Analytics. I took screenshots of lessons that were most relevant to what I’m creating.
I learned some good lessons, in particular, Google keeps their online learning very short and chunked for products used by the general public. More technical material is more wordy but is still to the point. Analytics Academy includes an initial video lesson.
Two things I’ve learned from this little detour:
- For future projects I’m going to consider scheduling time to check out examples if I don’t have an existing template.
- I’m going to keep back to keeping things as simple as possible: using whatever formatting tools are available to make the lesson easy to use but no custom formatting or complex images.