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Megan Hodge (Librarian)
Link has expired and the material migrated elsewhere, in various forms.
susan gibbons (Student)
Dr. Judy Ann Serwatka (Faculty)
delivery. It is interesting with the text popping up on the screen. And each
topic is relatively short, so someone could pop in, catch a topic and then go on
to something else, but come back later and pick up on the topics they missed.
Lynette Sorenson (Librarian)
choose a current issue of interest to them and as they work through the tutorial
they learn about libraries, information resources and research. Each module
begins with a list of objectives and then provides opportunities for students to
build their research and critical thinking skills as they follow the discussion
and in some versions they are provided with assistance as they search online
databases and library catalogs. A review at the end of each section reinforces
what has been covered and provides additional learning opportunities. Students
are also given the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned by
responding to the question ?what is the most important thing you have learned
from this module?? When incorporated into course software such as Blackboard or
WebCT, students have easy access to the tutorial and professors can track its
use. Libraries can customize TILT for their users and SearchPath
Western Michigan University have added a couple modules, but have made them
shorter than in the original TILT version. They have also added more excitement
and interaction by using Flash. In a recent class where I introduced TILT to
the students and had them do one of the modules, they commented that they found
it fun and helpful. This tutorial is a good supplement to library instruction
sessions and students would benefit from completing the modules before the
actual class time.
Cheryl Devenney (Faculty)
The software would be best used as a review at the end of each online or face-to-face teaching module. The learning objectives are geared to a higher education audience level having little or no research experience. These objectives are stated at the beginnning of each module, and the practical examples given in the tutorials provide seamless interactivity.
Steven Leach (Student)
This Tutorial was highly interactive with goofy but fun games to keep the
learner involved in the learning. I was pleased to see the IT style of learning
(teaching to the test) used for both instruction, and testing knowledge.
Although, information may be useful to some students, others may have had
prior knowledge making this tutorial very basic and not envolving to the
students with prior expirence.
Quizes and general learning were fantastic. I was very pleased to see that the
quiz results could be emailed to a professor who had assigned this to their
Mehdi Zadeh (Student)
be a great source for students.