2.2.6 Tutorials, training and wizards: Key terms

Posted: Monday, 17 March 2008 in 2.2.6 Tutorials, training and wizards
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Tutorial software: Computer programs that give instruction in how to use the software program or system that they support. These programs simulate the capabilities of the system.

Training software: Computer programs that training, usually job related, e.g., how to perform tasks, about company procedures or policies. Training programs may also be used to teach basic knowledge and skills. They permit users to learn at a pace determined by the user, easy repetition of material, and some give information in response to answers or choices made by the users.

Wizard: A program that guides users through a sequence of choices and helpful information, leading to the completion of specific tasks such as software installation, mail merges, or computer configuration. An assistant is able to answer specific questions.

Help menu and help features: Almost similar to the wizards and assistance this feature is designed to provide the user with help and is generally provided in most software’s such as the tutorial software, training software and most word processors. This feature generally provides the user with a search in which the user can type to what he wants a solution to.

Read Me files: A “read me” file contains data relating to other files which are in a directory or an archive. It is very commonly distributed with most computer software these days. These files are called text files and are usually under these types of names TXT, README.1ST, READ.ME, or simply README.

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