About STC Suncoast

The Suncoast Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication consists of approximately 130 technical writers, editors, illustrators, designers, managers, and others actively engaged in the field of technical communication in the Tampa Bay area. The Administrative Council manages the chapter. The chapter meets once each month, most often on the first Thursday of the month in locations throughout Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota.

For 2014 – 2015, the council consists of the following members:
President Michele Ladner
Secretary Alexandra Cata-Ross
Treasurer Melissa Lamb
Past-President Lore Eargle

Creating an Engaging eLearning Experience for Users

SorboSAICEric Sorbo will explain how to create an engaging and interactive eLearning experience using a content creator (such as Adobe Captivate). Bring your laptop or smart phone because Eric will share a PDF file he created in Captivate so you can experience one of his sample learning sessions. You’ll see how using an electronic game format can keep your learners engaged and how easy it is for you to create something yourself.

Eric Sorbo works as a Training Manager for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in direct support of the United States Central Command at MacDill AFB in Tampa. In that role, he leads a team of three full time and one part time instructors that provide user level training on standard software and systems to the members of the command. The team primarily teaches in-person classes but has recently begun to create on-line, self-paced courses as well. In addition to his role with SAIC, Eric teaches classes at the University of Phoenix. He has been with the University for over ten years, teaching a variety of information technology classes to graduate and undergraduate students. He has two Master’s degrees in Management and Computer Information Systems.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
6:30 PM Holy guacamole! Enjoy our complimentary taco bar while you network with other tech comm professionals.
7:00 PM Speaker presentation

This meeting will be held at our new Tampa meeting location, BMC Software in the Westshore/International Plaza area.

BMC Software
2202 North Westshore Blvd. Suite 650
Tampa , FL 33607
(Office Building on the west corner of Spruce Street and West Shore Blvd. Immediately on the left at the entrance to International Plaza.)

Meeting Fees:
$10     STC Members
$15     Non-members
Students are free.

You can pay via cash or check at the door or via Paypal.


Meeting Fees:



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