Author Archives: Pamela J. Morgan

About Pamela J. Morgan

Librarian at Vanderbilt University Libraries

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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Learning Objectives for Librarians

Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It’s been a lengthy hiatus, for reasons I’ll not go into, but now I’m back.  The Spring semester ended abruptly, and Summer is a time for clean up and planning for Fall. My department had a “brown bag” … Continue reading

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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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Tutorial Creation: Lessons Learned

I recently created a library tutorial for a class assignment.  It showed people how to locate trade journals, and if my understanding of Bloom’s Taxonomy is correct, the cognitive skills are lower level ones.  Peer review has been positive, so … Continue reading

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Information Literacy: Defined

Since this blog deals with Information Literacy (IL), it’s probably a good idea to start out with a definition.  One that is widely used in the library profession is the one from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog!  This blog will discuss library instruction and information literacy.  This includes in person instruction, instructional design, pedagogy, tutorial creation, etc.

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