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Creating Great Online Research Guides

Location: Online
$250 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $200)
January 3 - January 31, 2015 - PDPs: 15

Learn to create online guides that engage and benefit your students instead of confusing them. This workshop will teach you how to use principles of instructional design to make your research guides more useful, readable and accessible.

Participants will finish the course with hands-on experience with one of the most widely used guide creation systems. Learn to design guides tailored to your users' information needs and learning styles, including interactive and multimedia elements. We'll examine recent research and user studies, and discuss how to apply the findings to your own guides.

This class will use the popular LibGuides software, but the material is relevant to online guides created on any platform. Over the course of the workshop, students will create online guides that can be imported into their own LibGuides system or adapted to other software.

Jason Puckett: Jason Puckett is Communication Librarian at GSU in Atlanta and a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. He writes and speaks about open-source software in libraries, digital rights management, and information literacy instruction topics. He podcasts at Adventures in Library Instruction and blogs at Librarian X. Jason is the author of the book Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators.

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