Revision as of 14:38, 25 April 2012 by Klaus Steitz (DE-Link)
Why a Page and not a File?
- Opens seamlessly - no clunky attempts to launch third party software (e.g. Microsoft Word) which some users may not be able to access.
- Can be accessed by mobile devices e.g. smartphones (again, not all smartphones can handle word-processed documents)
- Much easier for the Teacher to edit (i.e. saves time)
- Much more accessible, and readily configurable for reading (easier to resize text, change colours, etc, in the web browser)
- Can contain links - e.g. to files, to web pages, or to Glossary entries
When to use a Page rather than a File
Use a Page if:
- the document doesn't need to be printed
- you need to update it fairly often
- you don't need to impose strict control over the way it looks (for accessibility reasons you should, if educationally appropriate, avoid taking control)
- your students may need to refer to it (on their smartphone for example) frequently for reference e.g. timetable, schedule, tutorial groups, reading list.