Monthly Archives: March 2011

Using Gagne’s Learning Outcomes

Drawing on the post above, it’s helpful to take a closer look at some categories of learning outcomes.  The educational psychologist, Robert Gagne set forth five categories of learning outcomes: verbal information, intellectual skill, cognitive strategy, attitude, motor skill. Verbal … Continue reading

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Learning Objectives

In teaching and instruction, one hears about goals and objectives.  They appear on many syllabi. It is useful to know the distinction. A Goal is a broad statement that provides general learning outcomes Students will know how to use the … Continue reading

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Some Instructional Design Basics

I had the opportunity to attend a preconference sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries “Instructional Design for Librarians: The What, Why and How of ID” I think anyone providing library instruction should try to educate themselves about … Continue reading

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Tutorials: The importance of review/testing

I recently created some tutorials and had some classmates, most of whom are not familiar with the library website take a look at them.  One was a word tutorial, the other was a Camtasia tutorial (but the same topic as … Continue reading

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Library Literacy vs. Information Literacy

I came across an interesting concept in a blog posting last summer regarding the concept of Library Literacy versus Information Literacy.  What it made me realize is that learning about the services of the library needs to be separate from … Continue reading

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