YOU HAVE A TUTORIAL, NOW WHAT?: AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO AN EXPANDED USE OF ONLINE RESEARCH TUTORIALS BY ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS
This study seeks to better understand how online tutorials are being incorporated into instruction efforts at academic libraries. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill librarians and the tutorials they created are grouped by the degree to which the librarians are reliant on the tutorials for in-class instruction, referred to here as expanded use. The results of this research identified the following factors that may play a role in determining the level of expanded use of a tutorial: the relationship between the intended audience of the tutorial to the actual audience in the classroom, the relationship between the needs filled by the tutorial and the actual needs of the patrons, the degree to which visual elements are incorporated into the tutorial, the degree to which tutorials are recognized as marketing tools, the involvement of faculty in promoting tutorials, and the level of demand for library instruction.
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:computer assisted instruction
college and university libraries
Date of Publication:04/13/2004