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Designing Effective Library Tutorials by Lori Mestre

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Interactivity options for tutorials

Abstract:

Good online information tutorials should effectively incorporate multiple instructional media into the web presence. They can be designed to incorporate many of the expectations that students have for design and interaction. Integrating a clear structure, outlines, multiple examples, exercises, self-assessment tests, and options that learners can pick and choose will offer the broadest flexibility for students. Online tutorials can offer students interactive exercises, realistic simulations of research problems, and immediate feedback to enable them to gauge their progress and refer to relevant parts of the tutorial for review, which can foster critical thinking. This chapter discusses the value ...

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