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Readability and Patient Education

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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: January 15, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 04, 2013
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Submitter : Eileen Horn

This learning object will teach strategies for creating readable education documents. The user will learn design practices, writing guidelines and how to calculate reading levels.

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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure Copyright: yes
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States

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Avatar for Kevin Gulliver
4 years ago

Kevin Gulliver (Faculty)

This tutorial is engaging and practical. It is a great resource for teaching practical application of best practices for the development of patient teaching materials.

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Provides opportunities for students to practice the use of grade level estimations and provides examples of best practices for text and layout of teaching materials.
Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

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