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Pedagogical considerations for tutorials

Abstract:

Creating meaningful content and incorporating sound online pedagogy is essential for effective multimedia instruction. Designing tutorials and web pages in a pedagogically sound way can provide opportunities for student exploration, creativity, and application of new understanding of difficult concepts to their own assignments. Effective pedagogy needs to include various approaches to learner motivation, module organization, and level of interactivity. Traditional instructional pedagogy has guided much of the simple skills instruction on the web, but librarians are also developing new ways of teaching in this medium. This chapter outlines some pedagogical considerations for generating meaningful ...

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