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Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction

February 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“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.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Adopt simple principles of writing to improve clarity
  • \Organize written content clearly for better comprehension
  • Explain concepts to library patrons more effectively -Write more concisely for the online teaching environment


February 23, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 – $75




Member Fee: $50 Non-Member Fee: $75