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Designing Effective Library Tutorials by Lori Mestre

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Effective design of learning objects

Abstract:

Good design is critical to the success of a learning object. It is important to know and follow standards and conventions. Throughout the design process, from the brainstorming of ideas to the launching of the product, there needs to be iterative assessment to determine if the users are approaching, using, and understanding the object as intended. This chapter discusses strategies and guidelines for designing learning objects to accommodate various learning styles. The strategies are informed by research related to effective pedagogical strategies in the online medium. Also included are examples of ways to design objects for both novices and experts while considering consistency in language, ...

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