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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

POSTED BY ANDREA AYRES

...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.


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This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

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Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 22, 2014 7:56 AM

That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.

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Reading and writing strategies for articles from scholarly journals (Peer Reviewed).

Reading and Writing Strategies for articles from Scholarly Journals (Peer Reviewed) presentation created by: Karen Hornberger Library Media Specialist Palisa...
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Short and well written slide show packed with wise advice. If you're in high school or graduate school these tips will save you stress and improve your  comprehension and the quality of your writing.  (Includes complete transcript of the presentation).

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 2, 2014 7:27 AM
Reading and writing strategies for articles from scholarly journals (Peer Reviewed).
Stephanie Roberts's curator insight, June 11, 2015 9:52 AM

Strategies for showing simple steps for researching.

Eric Coreas's curator insight, April 4, 12:29 AM
This is actually a power point on strategies for reading and writing articles from Scholarly Journals. The writer is actually a high school student and lists steps on how to do this. She writes mainly the basics on how to do this. The information she gives is pretty accurate as well. Nonetheless this writer did a god job in listing these steps because they can come in handy for people who struggle with things like this. The writer’s audience would be anyone who struggles reading and writing these articles and would like to learn the basics. The writer’s main point is to teach the reader these strategies that way they can use them when dealing with this. I think even if the this is written by a high school student it comes from a credible source because this power point has over 10,000 views. The student did a nice job in presenting these strategies.
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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Today I am introducing you to a set of awesome tools that allow users to easily select any part of a text and hear it in the voice and accent they  want. These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to improve their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.

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Why not have your computer read aloud to you?


I see this technology as a way to differentiate the reading experiences of students.  We know listening vocabulary is always greater than reading vocabulary.  Why not have your computer read aloud to you?

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The Complete Über-Geek's Guide to Reading Online

The Complete Über-Geek's Guide to Reading Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Healthy online reading habits require constant gardening. Every Internet company provides us a little plot to tend for, and that’s how they keep our attention where they want it. But the soil is pretty gross in most of them, and the seeds are tightly regulated. If we want to read healthily, we have to build our own info gardens.

The most important gardening task is deciding what to plant — that is, what sources to read — and that’s a personal choice. The topics, tone, and perspective of your information sources are for you to determine. But the bulk of the work is in building and tending the garden, and this guide will suggest some tools and methods to help. And with the gardening work out of the way, you’ll spend most of your time cooking, eating, and sharing. That’s the delicious part, and this guide will offer my best recipes."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:22 PM

Succinct, relevant, practical tips on online literacy skills from a skilled infotention practitioner.