Creating Online Tutorials

A Practical Guide for Librarians
by Hannah Gascho Rempel & Maribeth Slebodnik
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Series: Practical Guides for Librarians

Publication Date: July 16, 2015

ISBN: 9780810892446

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Today’s students rely heavily on using electronic resources; they expect to be able to access library resources from any location and at any time of the day. More and more schools, from K-12 through graduate level universities, are offering online education, and libraries must be prepared to guide learners in how to use library resources when and where they are needed. Online tutorials are the library’s answer to providing this immediate instruction, and today’s learners are expecting to have these guides available.

Many librarians don’t have the technical expertise needed to create online tutorials.

Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide for Librarians will help guide them through the basics of designing and producing an online tutorial. Through practical examples, the book will guide librarians just starting the process of creating an online tutorial from start to finish and will provide tips that will be useful to librarians with more experience in designing online tutorials.

This detailed roadmap for designing and producing online tutorials covers:

  • When to consider a tutorial
  • Needs assessment
  • Choosing the right technology
  • Selecting and organizing instructional content
  • Planning—script, images, narration, other design elements
  • Assessment as a primary design element
  • Maintenance and updating
  • Online tutorial resources

After reading this book, new tutorial developers will have a practical, customizable blueprint that will enable them confidently address the creation of their first online tutorials, and experienced developers will learn efficient techniques to create and enhance future tutorials that are attractive, effective teaching tools.