Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research
Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction
Friday, March 27, 9:30 - Noon
Northern Illinois University Founders Memorial Library, DeKalb
“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. The federal plain language guidelines are fully in line with web usability recommendations, and can help streamline and clarify our online teaching. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience without dumbing them down.
Light breakfast refreshments will be served. After the webinar, discuss issues and concepts with fellow attendees. End your morning with a tour of the NIU Memorial Library.
Directions to the library: https://library.niu.edu/ulib/content/aboutus/locations/directions.shtml
The Visitors Lot is next to the library and costs $5 to park.
IACRL has created a carpool site for those interested in ride sharing to NIU
RSVP by emailing Sarah McHone-Chase -- firstname.lastname@example.org