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Readability and Patient Education

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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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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: January 15, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 27, 2016
Submitter: Eileen Horn
Keywords: reading, gobbledygook, edits, handouts, calculated, materials, schools, levels, index, editing, literature, spelling, health, culturally, voices, passive, active, measures, fonts, examples, simplified, brochures, literacy, div, writing, sentences, education, illiterate, microsoft, headings, patients, syllables, words, guidelines, grade, read, graphics, diagrams, readability, nurses, principles, learning, SMOG, grammar, formulas, illustrates, flesch-kincaid, practice, tips, nursing, average, design


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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
Accessibility Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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7 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