Author Archives: Pamela J. Morgan

Assessment Plan for an Online Information Literacy Tutorial

Summary A computer based tutorial will be developed to teach students in a First Year Writing Program (FYWP) basic information literacy skills.   Information literacy is defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) as the set of skills needed to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Recent Library Instruction

Last Wednesday, for the first time, I had more than 75 minutes for instruction.  This class seminar meets once a week for 2.5 hours.  I was at liberty to use the entire class time (provided that there was a long … Continue reading

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Games as Instructional Technology III: Kolb’s Learning Styles

Kolb’s Learning Style Model To be successful, games must appeal to different types of learning styles. There are  various learning styles, among them Kolb’s Learning Styles. This model classifies students as either preferring concrete experience or abstract conceptualization (how they … Continue reading

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Games as instructional technology II: Bloom’s Taxonomy

Another pedagogical element present in games is Bloom’s Taxonmy.  In an effort to hierarchically order cognitive processes, Benjamin Bloom developed the Taxonomy of Cognitive Outcomes.  Bloom’s cognitive taxonomy is based on the idea that cognitive activity can be ordered into … Continue reading

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Games as instructional technology: Gagne’s Nine Events

The 2012 Horizon Report states that game based learning will be widely adopted in the next  two to three years out. Games can be an effective instructional technology because they often embody theories of learning and instruction (Becker, 2007).   One … Continue reading

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Online Tutorials: A Synthesis of Findings

Academic libraries have been using online tutorials are used with the purpose of either supplementing or entirely replacing traditional library instruction. Before creating any tutorial, there are many considerations. What is the investment of staff, time, training and other resources? … Continue reading

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Information Fluency for the Social Sciences

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Another ID model

Another ID model to consider is the Dick, Carey, and Carey model. Like ADDIE, instruction is broken down into segments. Identify Instructional Goals Conduct Instructional Analysis Analyze Learners and Contexts Write Performance Objectives Develop Assessment Instruments Develop Instructional Strategy Develop … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Learning Objects (Usability)

People will adopt LOs if they are seen easy to use and useful (Lau & Woods, 2009).  Ideally there should be formative and summative evaluation at each stage.  There are several ways to evaluate the functionality.  Some of these methods … Continue reading

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Instructional Design Theory for Learning Objects: ADDIE

For a learning object to transmit learning, instructional design must be utilized (Wiley, 2002). There are many instructional design (ID) that can be applied to learning objects.  One is ADDIE (seen below) Using ADDIE for LOs does not differ greatly … Continue reading

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