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  1. 1. Where Technology and Information Literacy Meet: Interactive Web-based Tutorials for Lifelong Learning Pamela Jackson, San Diego State University Bridget Kowalczyk, San José State University February 3, 2006 SCIL
  2. 2. Why Make Web-based Education a Priority for InfoLit Instruction? <ul><li>Students’ educational expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience of virtual space </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching the masses </li></ul>
  3. 3. Enhancing Information Literacy Instruction with Tutorials <ul><li>Allows for progressive reinforcement of information literacy concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Time with students can be more advanced and student-centered in-person library instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-college tutorials may help better prepare teens for college-level research </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tutorials Available at SJSU <ul><li>Library Essentials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InfoPower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plagiarism: The Crime of Intellectual Kidnapping </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject-Specific </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Information Tutorial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science 100w </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Professions 100w (down for revision) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LOTSS (for library school students) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prospective Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stairway to Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRAMS (coming soon to a computer near you) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Designing and Managing a Web-Based Tutorial Project: What You’ll Need and Why
  6. 6. Development Team <ul><ul><li>Librarians and the Information Literacy Specialist responsible for creating the content and quizzes, and overseeing the overall direction of the tutorial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Programmers responsible for HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and back-end Oracle quiz databases and queries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Graphic Artists/Designers responsible for the artwork, Flash animations, and overall look of the tutorial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound engineer and/or digital media specialist to record voiceovers </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Information Technology / Web Team Support <ul><li>A web server dedicated to tutorial projects </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to support the exploration of a variety of technologies for instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated personnel </li></ul>
  8. 8. Budget <ul><li>Ongoing, committed support for programming and graphic design </li></ul><ul><li>Funding, as needed, to keep up with the times and try new, interactive technologies to reach 21 st century learners </li></ul>
  9. 9. Software and Technology Expertise <ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PHP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSS (cascading style sheets) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JavaScript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SQL or Oracle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop CS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Illustrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Streaming Video and VoIP </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Timeline to Complete the Average Tutorial <ul><ul><li>Tutorials are ongoing projects—they take significant time and nurturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average time to build a short, solid tutorial from start to finish can be a little as 3-6 months, but typically takes longer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial tutorials are usually launched and “tinkered” with every few months </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. TRAMS Tutorial <ul><li>A series of interactive, web-based instructional modules for high school students </li></ul><ul><li>Modules based on the AASL Information Literacy Standards, ACRL Information Literacy Standards, and actual student assignments </li></ul>
  12. 12. TRAMS Collaboration: How many minds does it take to create a teen tutorial? <ul><li>Bridget Kowalczyk, SJSU’s Information Literacy Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Pamela Jackson, SDSU’s Information Literacy Librarian, formerly a librarian at SJSU </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Schacter, SJPL Youth Services Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Dawn Imada, SJPL Youth Services Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Hilary Langhorst, SJPL Web Team Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>Jie (Jessie) Cai, Chirag Bhalgami, Veer Vivek Kaushik, Programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Wan Si Wan, Eric Szeto, and Nobuko Kimura, SJSU students in Graphic Design and Animation/Illustration. </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Adams, TRFT Chair & Ramon Navarro Johnson, KSJS disc jockey: character voiceovers and technical support/use of the KSJS recording studio to capture voiceovers. </li></ul><ul><li>Chuck Manthe, Theater instructor and Lincoln High School and none high school theater students providing character voiceovers. </li></ul><ul><li>Two local high school teens, consulting the team on ways to present interesting content to their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups with teensReach, a youth council for the San José Public Library. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Result <ul><li>http:// tutorials.sjlibrary.org /trams/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thanks Questions/Comments Presentation can be found online at: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~pjackson/#Presentations