Designing Information Literacy Tutorials: Tips, Techniques, and Trends

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-3815-7
Published: 
2022
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ALA TechSource
Pages: 
24
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8 12"
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11"
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Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors

Even before the pandemic many librarians were teaching online via video or interactive tutorials. But how do we know if our tutorials are any good? This report explores how librarians can create engaging and effective tutorials that are aligned with how this generation of students learn. The report starts with how to design better tutorials by using newer, agile instructional design models and implementing adult learning theories. The next chapter takes a deep dive into one trending and successful approach: microlearning.  Chapter Three discusses accessibility and universal design. Next, we take a look at getting feedback from our users, and we wrap up with a look at some helpful e-learning tools librarians need to create better tutorials. 

Chapter 1: Design Trends and Approaches

  • We Need Better Tutorials
  • Changing How We Design Instruction
  • Changing What We Teach
  • Changing How We Teach
  • Notes

Chapter 2: A Case for Microlearning

  • Designing Microlearning Tutorials
  • Notes

Chapter 3: Designing for All

  • Text Alternatives
  • Video
  • Tab Order and Focus
  • Tables
  • Color
  • Universal Design: Going Beyond Accessibility
  • Notes

Chapter 4: Getting Feedback

  • Usability
  • Satisfaction Surveys

Chapter 5: All You Need Is a Few Good Tools

  • Arist
  • Sidecar Learning
  • LibWizard
  • Articulate
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Vyond and PowToon
  • Actionbound
  • Jotform
  • Playposit
  • Note

Yvonne Mery

Yvonne Mery, Associate Librarian, leads the Instructional Design and e-Learning unit at the University of Arizona Libraries. She is also adjunct professor in the iSchool at the University of Arizona where she teaches courses in research methods and e-learning. Ms. Mery has designed and implemented online courses in information literacy skills for undergraduate students and collaborated with departments across campus to support students and instructors in their research needs. She has authored several papers and a book on the integration of information literacy in online classes and presented at numerous national conferences on best practices for online information literacy instruction. Ms. Mery has also designed and delivered workshops and courses in instructional design and tutorial development. She is the co-founder of Sidecar Learning, an e-learning platform.  In addition to her MLS, she also holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and a BA in English Literature. She has extensive experience working with a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students.
 

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