Guide on the Side: A New Alternative for Interactive Tutorial Creation ED 650 Current Issue Paper 5 While researching of interactivity of tutorials in fall 2014, I discovered an emerging technology in the form of a specific tool for tutorial creation that I found very exciting. Guide on the Side (GotS) is an open-source software program created by librarians at University of Arizona. Sult, Mery, Blakiston, and Kline (2013) describe GotS as a frame that overlays onto any website (such Continue reading ED 650: GotS, A New Alternative
Is Interactivity Worth the Cost of Flashy Technology? ED 650 Current Issue Paper 4 One of my major long-term goals as an instructional design librarian is to lead an ongoing project to develop tutorials for library users on a variety of topics (such as searching the library catalog, searching particular databases, placing holds or interlibrary loan requests, etc.). Over the past 15 years or so, library tutorials have taken many forms from screenshots with text to screencasts to interactive tutorials. Continue reading ED 650: Is Interactivity Worth the Cost?
Assignment: Create 3 text-based tutorials with screen captures for computer-related tasks. I used a free program called TinyTake to take and mark the screen captures (or screenshots). It was quick and easy to download, install, learn, and use. I would highly recommend it to anyone. My one complaint about it is related to revising previously taken, edited, and saved screenshots. You can open them up in TinyTake again but you can’t move or remove markings made previously. This is due Continue reading ED 432 Assignment: Screen Capture