ERIC Number: ED248838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Readability: An Issue in Distance Learning. The Proceedings of a Conference Held at Massey University (Palmerston North, New Zealand, June 19-20, 1980).
Tremaine, M. G., Ed.; Wagner, G. A., Ed.
Readability in distance learning, the cloze procedure as a means of assessing readability, and the preparation of distance learning materials are addressed in the following 14 conference papers: "Some Suggestions for Improving the Reading/Comprehension Skills of Students at a Distance" (Jean Anderson); "Student Response to the Presentation of Advanced Studies for Teachers' Unit Study Guide Material" (John McLellan); "Summarising the Literature on Readability" (Marianne Tremaine); "Readability Formulas and When to Use Them" (Graham Wagner); "Measuring the Readability of School Textbooks" (Lois Templer); "Applying the Cloze Procedure in Practice" (Diana McRae and Felicity O'Connor); "Ways of Varying the Blanks When Using the Cloze Procedure" (Graham Wagner); "Creating a Context for Understanding and Interpreting Cloze Results" (Marianne Tremaine); "Using the Results from Cloze Testing to Improve Technical Correspondence Institute Assignments" (Nola Holmes); "Correspondence School Courses: A Personal View" (Gilbert Hadfield); "Preparing Courses for the WEA Trade Union Postal Education Service" (Dorothy McGray and Heather Mulholland); "The Production Process for Study Guides at Massey University" (Terry Povey); "Course Development at the Technical Correspondence Institute" (Peter Wilkinson); and "Layout and Legibility of Printed Materials" (Terry Povey). A conference review by Donald Bewley is included. (LMM)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Design Requirements, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Layout (Publications), Literature Reviews, Material Development, Production Techniques, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Textbook Evaluation
Centre for University Extramural Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (Gree).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massey Univ. (New Zealand). Centre for Univ. Extramural Studies.
Identifiers: New Zealand