That's a shortened version of an article title I just finished:
Armstrong, A. & Georgas, H. (2006). Using Interactive technology to teach information literacy concepts to undergraduates. Reference Services Review, Vol. 34(4) pp. 491-497.Just a short article describing how they put together a flash tutorial to teach some basic boolean concepts (specifically, AND), and how well the students found it worked. A couple of cherry-picked quotes from the article (students responding to whether they preferred learning this content online or in a traditional classroom): "The majority of responses indicated that students would rather learn by taking the tutorial than by attending a class or asking a librarian for help." "a tutorial is less confronting than a librarian or classroom, this is private and enjoyable." "One student commented that "you can learn at your own pace whenever you like"." And these were traditional students, not DE students.
You'll find the tutorial at http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/reference/services/tutorials/DoingResearch.shtml It really is highly interactive - I liked it!
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