Paul Signorelli has nearly 30 years of experience working for libraries and other learning organizations. As Director of Staff Training (six years) and Volunteer Services (14 years) for the San Francisco Public Library, he created, implemented, and managed numerous training plans. As a consultant working with the California Library Association, he is serving as Library Advocacy Training Project Manager. And, as a writer-trainer-presenter-consultant, he explores, writes about, and helps others become familiar with successfully moving from onsite to online- and blended-learning environments as well as building and sustaining online communities and collaborations to nurture positive change. He earned his MLIS from the University of North Texas; is active at a variety of levels in the American Library Association, Arizona State University’s ShapingEDU community, and Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD); and blogs at “Building Creative Bridges” and ShapingEDU’s “Reshaping Learning” blog. Paul is the author of Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2021) and co-author of Workplace Learning and Leadership (ALA Editions, 2011)
Creating Online Tutorials Easily and Effectively eCourse
You must complete your registration in advance of the eCourse by following the instructions contained in the PDF download that accompanies your purchase. The download can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your account. Select "My Account" and then select the "Files" tab to see all of your digital downloads.
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In this eCourse, engage in highly-interactive, hands-on planning and creation of effective online tutorials. You’ll design your own simple tutorial with free online tools and learn the contexts in which tutorials most benefit learners. Learn how to create, test, and evaluate online tutorials and how to engage learners within our evolving online-learning environments.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify key elements of successful online tutorials
- Use those key elements to create an effective online tutorial
- Evaluate the success of an online tutorial through interactions with learners in an effort to consistently adapt tutorials to learners’ needs
Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.
How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on May 3, 2021. Your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are no live sessions. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to
- Read, listen to or view online content
- Post to online discussion boards
- Complete weekly assignments or activities
Instructor Paul Signorelli will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 4-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.
Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.
This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.
Week 1 focuses on the context of creating online tutorials during the pandemic and beyond with an assignment that results in participants identifying the topic and format for a tutorial that can be used in their own settings.
Week 2 focuses on the design process and prepares participants for actually creating the tutorial, with an assignment involving creation of the outline for the tutorial (including specific goals and measurable objectives for learners using the tutorial).
Week 3 focuses on the creation of the tutorial—the assignment being submission of the first draft of the tutorial, and opportunities for participants to review/comment on other participants' first drafts to provide constructive feedback.
Week 4 focuses on delivery and evaluation of the tutorial, with an assignment that involves having a sample learner use the tutorial and provide comments about how the tutorial worked for that learner.