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Is Interactivity Important in Information Literacy Tutorial Sites? Comparison Between Highly-Rated and Randomly-Selected Online Tutorials
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, , School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

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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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, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1297-1302). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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