Typographic properties of online learning environments for adults


1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration (WCLTA), Cairo, Egypt, 29 - 31 October 2010, vol.9 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.253
  • City: Cairo
  • Country: Egypt
  • Keywords: Typography, online learning environment, visual design
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The effective use of computer and Internet technologies in every field of daily life has caused learning to take a broad part in these environments. Nowadays, a great deal of educational institution, non-governmental organizations or any organizations dealing with education and training has carried on their educational activities directly or indirectly through online learning environments (OLEs). But at this point, the institutions and organizations who try to present the educational content to their target group throughout the OLEs are supposed to pay attention to the design of these environments. Every component in the OLEs has to be developed and integrated appropriate to the properties, requirements and perception levels of the target group. Being as an important component of a visual design, typography is generally ignored by the designers in the development process of an OLE. The purpose of this descriptive study which is prepared with reviewing literature is to determine appropriate typographic properties that an OLE for adults has to have and give some typographic design suggestions.