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Karen Draper Adobe Systems Internet Librarian October 30, 2007 Information Skills Training for High Tech Workers.

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1 Karen Draper Adobe Systems Internet Librarian October 30, 2007 Information Skills Training for High Tech Workers

2 Innovative ideas need information to help them turn into products or services

3 Employees work fast—and need information even faster

4 They face too much information and tend to shut out getting even more

5 Factors came into place to move us toward a more formal training program

6 It takes all types…

7 Meet our users Kathleen Product Manager Likes: Personalization Lots of detail Latest updates Web conferencing-based learning from her desk eBooks and audio for remote listening Ajay Engineer Likes: Working remotely Searching for or figuring out things himself Hands-on learning, in person or using collaborative technology Sharing his own expertise Deep research in narrow areas Stephanie Marketing Manager Likes: Getting the bottom line ASAP All kinds of research on Adobe Being able to ask someone else Web conferencing so she can multitask at her desk

8 Meet our users Rich Sales Person Likes: Quick responses Competitive info Communication by phone Web conferencing-based training just on his areas of current interest Not likely to go back to class recordings later Ben Intern Likes: Picking the brains of more experienced co-workers Exploring the portal on his own Learning via in-person classes Working collaboratively Laura Director Likes: The big picture -based alerts and newsletters Time not spent in meetings (or class) Learning new things as needed

9 So we decided to try some new approaches to training

10 Point-of-need training

11 FAQ wiki and Help section on portal

12 One-on-one instruction

13 Homemade tutorials

14 Deciding where to start with tutorials— The Survey Says… TOOLS

15 Deciding where to start with tutorials— The Survey Says… FEATURES

16 Deciding where to start with tutorials— The Survey Also Says… TOOLS

17 Deciding where to start with tutorials— The Survey Also Says… FEATURES

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19 Hands-on and virtual classes

20 Info U

21 Web conferencing and in-person group training San Jose classroom Videoconferencing rooms at other sites Me Web conferencing / screen sharing

22 Polls help keep communications open

23 Web conference recordings for later viewing

24 Department or group training by request

25 Social networking tools

26 Blogs

27 Wikis

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29 Folksonomies

30 Where to now? Follow new features and redesigns with new classes and tutorials Plan earlier training for interns Extend reach to remote offices Investigate tools like podcasts, videos, mobile access

31 Karen Draper Find this presentation on PBwiki: And the Internet Librarian website after the conference Ask me about my Moo cards and Moo stickers: Stock photos from stock.xchng: Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.


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