You’re Doing it Wrong: Ten Rules to Break to Create Awesome Tutorials

ACRL Live e-Learning Webcast, co-hosted by ACRL/NY & Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Kurt R. Schmeller Library

Presenters: Yvonne Mery, Instructional Design Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries; Andrew See, Information Associate Senior, University of Arizona Libraries

Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Kurt R. Schmeller Library, Room: L-302, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, NY 11364

Did you learn that your tutorials should open with a list of objectives? Or perhaps, you learned that you need to have knowledge checks embedded throughout your tutorial. Have you created a tutorial with multimedia features like text and narration? These traditional guidelines are rooted in pedagogical techniques that have worked well in the face-to-face classroom but have not necessarily been as effective in the online environment. In this webcast, the presenters will draw upon the latest research in instructional design and e-learning to show how we can break the rules that have lead us down the path of ineffective and often ignored content.

Learning Outcomes:

  •     Participants will identify new theories and best practices in instructional design in order to create effective and engaging tutorials.
  •     Participants will describe 10 historical guidelines that are no longer relevant in order to avoid common tutorial design pitfalls.
  •     Participants will be able to evaluate several tutorials in order to create more effective means of information delivery for instruction.

Free to ACRL/NY and ACRL (national) members and Queensborough Community College

All others $5.00

To become a member of ACRL/NY: http://acrlny.org/?page_id=7

To register: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/youre-doing-it-wrong-ten-rules-to-break-/
Directions to Queensborough Community College: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/about/index.html
For more information contact Barbara Bonous-Smit:bbonoussmit@qcc.cuny.edu (718) 281-5010

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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