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Agenda:

Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

   Correspondence

      • Business letters: formats and types of business correspondence

      • Memos and electronic mail: advantages and disadvantages
         of internal communication

   Best Practices in Technical Documents

      • Document elements: using formats to establish the order of content in
         document front matter, body, and end matter

      • Document types: correspondence, specifications, reports,
         instructions and proposals




Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.


Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.


Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.



GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.13 (High Sierra)


Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more


For more information visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com.

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Engineers: 
     2.0 PDHs

 Architects:
     2.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:
     2.0 LUs


Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states, except for Florida architects. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements. The contents of the Proposal Writing webinar and the Technical Writing webinars are not considered HSW for architects. Architects need to be aware of continuing education licensing restrictions on non-HSW coursework.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is approved as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.

Speakers:

Dr. Mark Decker

Dr. Mark Decker is professor and acting department chair at Bloomsburg University’s English Department, where he teaches Technical Writing and Writing Technical Manuals in support of the Professional Writing minor. Dr. Decker has PhD and MA degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University (2001, 1997) and he graduated summa cum laude in English from Utah State University (1995).

While an undergraduate, Dr. Decker worked for several years as a staff writer for Aerotech News and Review, an aerospace and defense industry trade newspaper published in Lancaster, California. During graduate school, Dr. Decker was a member of the Leonhard Center for Technical Writing Initiative, a collaboration between Penn State’s Department of English and College of Engineering designed to promote an exchange of ideas between technical writing instructors and the scientific and engineering communities. Dr. Decker also taught Business Writing, Technical Writing, and an Advanced Technical Writing course that enrolled graduate students from technical and scientific disciplines.

After graduate school, Dr. Decker spent four years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he taught Technical Writing in support of that school’s major in Technical Communication and served as the advisor for the student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Dr. Decker has given presentations at several national and international conferences and has published both a book and a co-edited book as well as several scholarly articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia chapters.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $100.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $100.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.