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Creating Engaging
Information Literacy
Tutorials
MANDI GOODSETT
REFERENCE & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STA...
About the
Audience
DO YOU HAVE IL
TUTORIALS AT YOUR
LIBRARY?
Why Engaging?
Motivating Learning
 We cannot “learn” our
students
 Learning requires paying
attention
 Motivation -> Persistence -
> ...
3 Principles of Engaging Tutorials
From Extra Credits’ video “Tutorials 101”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCPcn-Q5nKE
Principle #1
INTERACTIVITY
A.K.A SHOW, DON’T
TELL
Why make interactive tutorials?
What does interactive mean to you?
Levels of
Interactivity
Level 1: Navigational Control
 Pacing
 Video vs. click
through
 Side-menu
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Level 2: Quizzing/Assessment
 Quiz questions
throughout
 Short cumulative quiz
 Positive feedback
Level 3: Interactive Design
 Drag-and-drop
activities
 Drop-down
menus
 Collapsible units
 Games
Menlo College – Bowma...
Level 3: Interactive Design
 Drag-and-drop
activities
 Drop-down
menus
 Collapsible units
 Games
University of Texas –...
Level 3: Interactive Design
 Drag-and-drop
activities
 Drop-down
menus
 Collapsible units
 Games
Lycoming College
Level 4: Guided simulation
 Text input boxes
 Click boxes
 Guide-on-the-side
University of Vermont
Level 4: Guided simulation
 Text input boxes
 Click boxes
 Guide-on-the-
side
Principle #2 MAKE IT FUN
Make It Fun
 Humor/relaxed tone
 Relatable, relevant
material
 Visually appealing
graphics
Eastern Michigan University
Principle #3
LISTEN TO YOUR
USERS
Listen to Your Users
 Usability Testing
 Early in creation process
 Methods
 Focus groups
 Observation
 Interviews
...
Tools for Engagement
 Guide-on-the-Side
 Adobe Captivate
 Articulate Storyline
 Get creative!
Takeaway
Making tutorials takes a lot of time and effort.
Make sure yours are creating real learning
moments.
Questions?
Contact: mandi.goodsett@gsw.edu
GSW Tutorials:
http://gsw.edu/library/library-
tutorials/index#
LibGuide for th...
Sources
ACRL PRIMO Committee, ACRL Instruction Section. "PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Site of the M...
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  1. 1. Creating Engaging Information Literacy Tutorials MANDI GOODSETT REFERENCE & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. About the Audience DO YOU HAVE IL TUTORIALS AT YOUR LIBRARY?
  3. 3. Why Engaging?
  4. 4. Motivating Learning  We cannot “learn” our students  Learning requires paying attention  Motivation -> Persistence - > Practice -> Learning  Without motivation, the quality of the content doesn’t matterhttps://learningsnippets.wordpress.com/category/motivation/ Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning
  5. 5. 3 Principles of Engaging Tutorials From Extra Credits’ video “Tutorials 101” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCPcn-Q5nKE
  6. 6. Principle #1 INTERACTIVITY A.K.A SHOW, DON’T TELL
  7. 7. Why make interactive tutorials? What does interactive mean to you?
  8. 8. Levels of Interactivity
  9. 9. Level 1: Navigational Control  Pacing  Video vs. click through  Side-menu University of Wisconsin-Madison
  10. 10. Level 2: Quizzing/Assessment  Quiz questions throughout  Short cumulative quiz  Positive feedback
  11. 11. Level 3: Interactive Design  Drag-and-drop activities  Drop-down menus  Collapsible units  Games Menlo College – Bowman Library
  12. 12. Level 3: Interactive Design  Drag-and-drop activities  Drop-down menus  Collapsible units  Games University of Texas – San Antonio
  13. 13. Level 3: Interactive Design  Drag-and-drop activities  Drop-down menus  Collapsible units  Games Lycoming College
  14. 14. Level 4: Guided simulation  Text input boxes  Click boxes  Guide-on-the-side University of Vermont
  15. 15. Level 4: Guided simulation  Text input boxes  Click boxes  Guide-on-the- side
  16. 16. Principle #2 MAKE IT FUN
  17. 17. Make It Fun  Humor/relaxed tone  Relatable, relevant material  Visually appealing graphics Eastern Michigan University
  18. 18. Principle #3 LISTEN TO YOUR USERS
  19. 19. Listen to Your Users  Usability Testing  Early in creation process  Methods  Focus groups  Observation  Interviews  Pre/post test  Survey
  20. 20. Tools for Engagement  Guide-on-the-Side  Adobe Captivate  Articulate Storyline  Get creative!
  21. 21. Takeaway Making tutorials takes a lot of time and effort. Make sure yours are creating real learning moments.
  22. 22. Questions? Contact: mandi.goodsett@gsw.edu GSW Tutorials: http://gsw.edu/library/library- tutorials/index# LibGuide for this Presentation (with tutorial version of presentation: libguides.gsw.edu/engagingtutorials
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