Is Interactivity Important in Information Literacy Tutorial Sites? Comparison Between Highly-Rated and Randomly-Selected Online Tutorials
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Koh, H. & Herring, S. (2007). Is Interactivity Important in Information Literacy Tutorial Sites? Comparison Between Highly-Rated and Randomly-Selected Online Tutorials. In R. Carlsen et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 1297-1302). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2007
San Antonio, Texas, USA
March 26, 2007
Roger Carlsen, Karen McFerrin, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Online information literacy tutorials are potentially useful tools to facilitate the learning of information literacy skills. Interactivity has been identified as a key element in Web-based learning (Chou, 2003). In this study, 20 highly-rated tutorial sites and 20 randomly-selected tutorial sites were content analyzed for the presence of 36 interactivity features, to test the hypothesis that highly-rated sites would be more interactive. Few differences were found between the two categories of sites; moreover, the information literacy sites displayed little 'Learner-learner' interactivity overall. These results have implications for librarians who design tutorial sites and committees who evaluate tutorial sites, and suggest a need for greater collaboration between educators and librarians in designing online information literacy learning materials.
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