2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Workshop: Designing Usable Learning Web Sites: From Text to Task

Bosley, Deborah S         (704) 687-3502
      University Writing Programs
      UNC Charlotte

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Did you know that * students read 30% slower on screen than from hardcopy? * 90% of all information conveyed on distance learning websites is text? * few faculty understand the web text design issues critical to distance or on-screen learning? This presentation provides faculty with the information they need to design more "user-friendly," readable screens for student learning. During this workshop, we will examine what's wrong with many teaching websites; learn how content writers should respond to users' needs; understand what makes a teaching website; learn the differences in writing for the screen than for the page; and practice the organizing principles, writing strategies, and formatting techniques that are critical to the success of any distance or online learning website.

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Session type:
Hands-on workshop (3 hours)

Time slots:
WS - Sa 9:00 - noon


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