Measuring the Effectiveness of Online Tutorials: A Pragmatic Approach

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Handout for presentation by Curt Friehs and Cindy Craig at the 15th Annual New Reference Research Forum, ALA Annual, Chicago, July 12, 2009.

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Online Tutorials: A Pragmatic Approach

  1. 1. 15th Annual New Reference Research Forum Measuring the Effectiveness of Online Tutorials: A Pragmatic Approach Curt G. Friehs, Business Librarian, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library cfriehs@kckpl.lib.ks.us Cindy Craig, Social Sciences Librarian, Wichita State University cindy.craig@wichita.edu Full presentation on Slideshare: http://tinyurl.com/ldoo4b Literature Sources Dewald, N. H. (1999). Web-based library instruction: What is good pedagogy? Information Technology and Libraries, 18(1), 26—31. Friehs, C. G. & Craig, C. L. (2008). Assessing the effectiveness of online library instruction with finance students. Journal of Web Librarianship, 2(4), Chicago Hilton, Waldorf 493—509. 1:30-3:00 pm Sunday, July 12th Kirschner, P. A., Sweller, J., Clark, R. E. (2006). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: An analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching. Educational Psychologist, 41(2), 75—86. Sweller, J. (1994). Cognitive load theory, learning difficulty, and instructional design. Learning and Instruction, 4, 295—312. Templeman-Kluit, N. (2006). Multimedia learning theories and online instruction. College & Research Libraries, 67(4), 364—369. Online Tutorials Value Line Online tutorial (video) library.wichita.edu/reference/Tutorials/ValueLine/ValueLine.html BIOSIS Previews tutorial (video version) tinyurl.com/6s2vrw BIOSIS Previews tutorial (HTML version) tinyurl.com/6gwsnl Useful Software Camtasia Studio: www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp Adobe Captivate: www.adobe.com/products/captivate/ SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences): www.spss.com

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