- Print ISBN 9781843346883
- Electronic ISBN 9781780633251
List of figures, tables and charts
About the author
Introduction: matching online learning and tutorial design with learning styles - the student perspective
Chapter 1: The learning styles debate: do we need to match up learning styles with presentation styles?
Are learning styles measurable?
Criticisms of tailoring instruction based on learning styles
Does knowing a student’s learning style make teachers more effective?
Should we match teaching style to the content being taught?
Solutions and compromises regardless of the controversy
Chapter 2: Overview of learning style theories and learning style results from the Mestre study
Learning style models and inventories
Chapter 3: The intersection of culture and learning styles
Some examples of the relevance of culture and learning styles
Global and analytical learners
Culturally responsive instruction
Suggestions for accommodating various cultural and learning styles
Chapter 4: The need for learning object development
Learning objects, web-based instruction, and tutorials
Benefits of learning objects
Tutorials for teaching faculty
Challenges of creating learning objects
Overview of the faculty’s or librarian’s role in creating tutorials
Access to existing tutorials
Students’ perceptions of learning objects
Chapter 5: Current practice: categories and features of library tutorials
Web-based tutorials with screenshots
Tutorials created with screencasting soft
"The book is complemented throughout by examples to illustrate points made, results of a usability study conducted by the author and useful reference lists…Overall, this is definitely a must read for those wanting to explore the process of designing effective library tutorials."--The Australian Library Journal, Vol. 63, No. 1, 2014