New Iteration: Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively eCourse
For Immediate Release
Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively. Hannah Gascho Rempel and Maribeth Slebodnik will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 18, 2017.
Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request
While participating in this eCourse, you will:
- Create a learner-centered tutorial that is based on information relevant to your context
- Design an instructional strategy based on learning goals that clearly link to assessment outcomes
- Learn to choose and use tools appropriate for the content you want to teach
- Implement a tutorial that is usable and accessible for a variety of learners
- Evaluate how effective your tutorial has been in promoting learning
Online tutorials are nearly ubiquitous in the library learning world – but are they effective? Are they easy to create? In this eCourse, Rempel and Slebodnik will introduce you to the process and principles of creating tutorials in order to increase their impact and effectiveness. These principles include accessibility to reach a wider audience and assessment in order to evaluate and reinforce learning.
During the course, you will use the ADDIE Model of instructional design as a guide while you:
- Perform a needs analysis
- Design learning objectives and effective instructional approaches
- Find or develop accessible content (images, audio, and text)
- Produce and implement a simple tutorial with an eye on usability and ongoing maintenance
- Develop a plan to evaluate student learning and tutorial impact
During the eCourse, you may design your own simple tutorial with free online tools like Jing and SurveyMonkey, or with tools you already own. Although you’ll be utilizing free tools in this eCourse, you will also consider additional tools (both free and fee-based) that may be useful for your own projects. Along the way you will be provided with practical tools, guidance, and feedback to help you approach the creation of tutorials with confidence and a beginning level of expertise. This eCourse will encourage participants to share their tutorial needs and experiences as well as to consider strategies that will enable them to plan future tutorial development.
- Intro to Course
- Learning Task Analysis
- Learner Analysis
- Tools Available
- Learning Objectives
- Choosing Instructional strategies appropriate for tutorials
- Analysis of knowledge types
- Organizing a tutorial in a flexible way
- Including a variety of content for learners
- Cognitive Load
- Analyzing your available tools and resources
- Tools for creating images and text
- Formative and summative evaluation
- Writing assessment questions based on learning objectives
- Demonstrating impact
- Usability testing
- Promotion and implementation plans
- Learning new tutorial skills
About the Instructors
Hannah Gascho Rempel is an associate professor at Oregon State University Libraries in the Teaching and Engagement Department. Since joining OSU in 2007, she has spearheaded the development of OSU Libraries’ services for graduate students and has been deeply involved in the Teaching and Engagement Department’s transition to a more strategic focus on instruction activities. Hannah earned her master of library and information science degree at the University of Washington. Prior to working at OSU, she served as an adult reference librarian at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Hannah is co-author of the book Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide for Librarians.
Maribeth Slebodnik is an associate librarian in the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona, where she is the embedded librarian in the College of Nursing. She was the biomedical sciences information specialist and an associate professor in the Purdue University Libraries from 2006-2015. Maribeth has created tutorials for a variety of students including beginning biology students and graduate nursing and nutrition science students. She earned her MLS from Indiana University, and was a corporate librarian in St. Louis. Maribeth is co-author of the book Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide for Librarians.
Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions facilitated eCourse, which begins on Monday, September 18, 2017, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.
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