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Working with Results: Info Research 101 Tutorial

Working with Results: Info Research 101 Tutorial

This is a brief but detailed presentation geared toward students doing academic research, and centered on the exercise of information evaluation. Four topical examples and six pages of general instruction provide the context for learning ways to assess the quantity and quality of information retrieved through searches. Navigation arrows positioned next to heading titles facilitate free forward and backward movement across the presentation. An overview and summary emphasize the main concepts in boldface text. This digital learning object has been chosen by the CSU ICT/Information Literacy Learning Objects Initiative due to its quality and minimal conformity to the committee’s criteria. For more information about the criteria used to evaluate the digital learning object, please... Show More
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Michael L. Porter
Michael L. Porter (Librarian)
6 years ago

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Usage - Have not used in the classroom, but I find the delivery of the content to be more appropriate for web-based learning.

Ease of Use - Content is very easy to use, although abit lengthy and too wordy.

Prior Use - I have not personally used this tutorial, but I have developed tutorials discussing similar content.

Accuracy of Content - Found content to be accurate and reliable for the content discussed.

Technical Remarks:

I found the fonts to be too small and the content appeared to be aligned to the left-side of the page.

Overall a clean layout and pleasant viewing experience. Tutorial loaded extemely well using Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome browsers. Quizzes and pop-ups add a nice level of interactivity, however the tutorial itself I found to be very lengthy in nature to be viewed in web browser.

Suggestions:

Create separate (mini-tutorials) for easier comprehension for students.

Align (center) the content on the page and increase the font size for greater visibility.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 mins