Just finished reading the following article:
Title: Effectively incorporating instructional media into web-based information literacy
Author(s): Li Zhang
Journal: The Electronic Library
Year: 2006 Volume: 24 Issue: 3 Page: 294-306
I read it with WISPR in mind, to see how we stacked up, and I think we've done a pretty good job so far. The article started a little weak for me, with such generics as, "The development of useful and objective-accomplished web-based library instruction should follow pedagogical principles and web design guidelines to enhance the teaching-learning transaction..." I was more interested in what the principles and guidelines were, and a little later on they were indeed addressed.
The following web tutorial interface design topics are covered: text, color, graphics and navigation, audio and video, and interaction and feedback. I think we could still beef up WISPR by offering some additional options in the audio/video area - alternative, downloadable formats, and perhaps some playback control on the audio-only components. Some of these were also noted and suggested by the OCLSC audience with Shauna and I presented on WISPR earlier this year. Definitely worth a read if you're building comprehensive web-based tutorials.
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