Designing Online Learning Tutorials - NLA/NSLA 2013
10/20/2013 05:52:00 PM | Author: Christa

Holly Duggan, Love Library, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Nebraska Library Association/Nebraska School Librarians Association Annual Conference 2013
October 10, 2013

Comes out of the ALA Emerging Leader program project.

What’s the point?

When my learner is done with this tutorial they will be able to do… Then you will be able to focus your message of the tutorial.

Involve your learner in the tutorial. Engage/entertain, keep their attention. Doesn’t need to be crazy or distracting. Use audio narration.

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. Know your audience. What do they already know and what do they need to know?


Prezi – more flexible than Powerpoint. Not as linear. Free account. Templates. Can import a PPT you already have and modify it to Prezi. Can be printed out as slides or a PDF.

Popplet – for concept mapping, word clouds, timelines. Multiple people can collaborate. Good for group projects. Can add images, YouTube videos to each box – they will play right in the popplet. Can change color of boxes to organize concepts.

Glogster – digital poster, graphic blog. Start with a theme, but can customize everything. Add text, videos, graphics (kind of like clip art) in Glogster or from your computer, pictures. Save publicly, tag so others can find it on Glogster site. Or can save privately for yourself. Share to social media. Embed.

Jing – screen recorder for screencasting. Software you download to your computer. Icon is always available at the top of your screen, to quickly capture a screenshot or record. Can do some basic editing after. Can record up to 5 minute videos. If you have a microphone, it will also record your voice. Can insert your video into your Prezi, Popplet and Glogster.

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