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Presentation by Michelle Mach and Cathy Cranston given at the 2003 E-Learn World Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Presentation by Michelle Mach and Cathy Cranston given at the 2003 E-Learn World Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

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E-Learn 2003 Presentation: You Can Take it With You - Portable Library Instruction E-Learn 2003 Presentation: You Can Take it With You - Portable Library Instruction Presentation Transcript

  • You Can Take It with You: Portable Library Instruction Michelle Mach & Cathy Cranston Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Background
    • First interactive online tutorial
      • The Data Game, 2000-2003
    • Target audience
      • On campus and distance students
      • Instructors
      • Generation Y visual & kinesthetic learning style
    • Point of Need
  • Idea Planning, Scheduling & Research Initial Draft Review & Editing Meet with Programmer Graphic Design & Animation Initial Tutorial The Life Cycle of an Online Tutorial Review & “Final” Editing Documentation & Links Publicity Open Source Usability Testing Informal Feedback Quizzes & Workbooks Start
  • Usability Testing Method
    • Pre- / post- testing
    • Observation as they worked through tutorials
    • Verbal & written feedback
    • Paid student volunteers, already on pay-roll at library
  • Evaluation and Results
    • Navigation
      • Consistency
      • Placement
    • Pacing
      • Self-paced
      • Automatic
    • Content
      • Too much or too little
      • Library jargon
  • Before and After
  • Before and After
  • Implementation Challenges
    • Training in Flash for maintenance
    • Promotion
    • Budget
    • Open Source Agreement
  • Link Labels
  • Links
  • Link Placement
  • Link Placement
  • Workbooks & Quizzes
  • Integration with Online Courses
  • What Did We Learn?
    • Shorter is better
    • Flexibility is fun
    • Usability testing – a little pays off a lot
    • Student employees are a resource
    • Link placement and wording is important
    • Make assessment easy for librarians & instructors
    • Point of need – in class (WebCT) and in the library
  • Questions?
    • Michelle Mach
    • [email_address]
    • Cathy Cranston
    • [email_address]
    • http://lib.colostate.edu/tutorials/