ERIC Number: ED221151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
What Is a Transformer? [and] Readers Can Choose [and] Using Second Colour. Notes on Transforming: 1 (March 1977), 3 (March 1977), and 7 (January 1981).
Three discussion papers about the Open University's correspondence texts consider (1) the role of a transformer, i.e., any person working in communication media who is responsible for the effectiveness of his/her decisions; (2) factors involved in the design of Open University texts, including their use as a resource for a range of different purposes by readers with different needs and backgrounds, and the need for editors and designers of texts to recognize selectivity as a valid strategy for effective reading; and (3) various purposes and constraints for the use of second-color printing, including research on the role of color in improving attention to and recall of instructional materials, and some essential uses, secondary uses, and technical problems of second-color printing. A brief bibliography is provided for each paper. (CHC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.
Identifiers: Distance Education; Message Design; Open University (Great Britain)
Note: For related documents, see IR 010 012-013 and IR 010 151.