Students: How to use Moodle
Hints for studying online
If you adapt a paper copy document - cut it by 50%. People scan and use link words on the web.
Use paragraphs and keep your sentences short.
Use a readable design
Choose an easy to read font - sans serif is usually easier to read than serif .
Choose colours that are easy to read - headings should be darkish.
Don't use too many colours, keep to black or dark blue for main text.
Use short lines and remember paragraphs!
Use lower case rather than UPPER CASE WHICH IS HARD TO READ ONLINE.
Avoid using Initial Capitals. They Look Very Old Fashioned.
Only underline hyperlinks.
Write to be scanned
Align left - it helps the eye to scan.
Make your headings useful - ask questions, lead in...
Use the inverted pyramid structure
Big idea at the top
Least important at the bottom
Reference: McAlpine, R (1999). Web Word Wizardry. Wellington: Corporate Communications.