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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | e-learning in higher education and beyond | 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.



Via Dennis T OConnor
Ulrike Grabe's insight:

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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:15 AM

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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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


Via Beth Dichter, LLZ Uni Halle
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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 1, 2014 12:08 PM

Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:36 AM
Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 2014 5:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.