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Writing for the reader: banishing the business speak and energising your e-learning

by on Mar 24, 2010

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So everyone knows that the best way to get your message across in an e-learning course is to show you mean business and know your stuff by adopting an authoritative, intellectual and formal tone, ...

So everyone knows that the best way to get your message across in an e-learning course is to show you mean business and know your stuff by adopting an authoritative, intellectual and formal tone, right?

Wrong. People – and your learners are people, after all – learn best when they receive information in a conversational tone, not when they are confronted with fancy grammatical constructions, intimidating legalese and incomprehensible jargon.

In this article, Stephanie Dedhar – an instructional designer at Saffron Interactive and a regular contributor to the Spicy Learning Blog – sets out a convincing argument for banishing the business speak and injecting a little life into your e-learning.

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