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Thursday, May 15 • 10:15am - 10:45am
Text Design for Online Learning: What has the research revealed and what remains hidden

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The world of online learning is evolving at an increasing rate, particularly in the number and variety of access modes available to students and instructors. In a world where online learning is accessed via screens both small and large, design research for the most commonly use media—text—is relatively sparse. In this presentation, existing research supporting text design decisions for online learning is summarized, gaps identified and implications for new and emerging distribution technologies discussed.

This presentation will benefit instructional designers and instructors who design their own online courses in making informed decisions about the design of text and textual elements. Attendees will be able to identify best practices supported by research for several aspects of online text design. They will be able to consider the relative abundance or scarcity of research evidence supporting specific choices, and they will be able to relate how this research might be interpreted to support mobile and other emerging display devices.


Of Interest to: Online and distance education, Post-secondary education, K-12 educators, Instructional designers, Researchers, Educational technologists.

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Keith Webster

Instructional Designer, Distance Education Services, University of Victoria
Open Learning Faculty Member, Thompson Rivers University

Thursday May 15, 2014 10:15am - 10:45am PDT
Campus Activity Centre, Mountain Room 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC, Canada, V2C 0C8

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