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Web-Based Instruction / Edition 2

Web-Based Instruction / Edition 2

by Susan Sharpless Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838909086

ISBN-13: 9780838909089

Pub. Date: 01/30/2009

Publisher: ALA Editions

For public, school, academic, and special librarians with some experience with Web authoring, Smith (Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) offers a guide to web-based instruction centering on using a library and its resources. She describes different types of instruction, project design, development tools and software, user interface design guidelines,

Overview

For public, school, academic, and special librarians with some experience with Web authoring, Smith (Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) offers a guide to web-based instruction centering on using a library and its resources. She describes different types of instruction, project design, development tools and software, user interface design guidelines, multimedia tools, interactivity, and evaluation. Included is an extensive annotated list of print and web resources by topic. The new edition has a section on learning theory, pedagogy, and distance learning, and incorporates new technology and a glossary. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838909089
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Figuresvii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Acronymsxiii
Introduction1
The Problem with Traditional Bibliographic Instruction1
Why Use Web-Based Instruction?2
When Is Web-Based Instruction Inappropriate?3
The Effectiveness of Web-Based Instruction3
What Can you Expect from This Book?4
1Library Instruction on the Web5
Characteristics of Good Library Instruction5
Types and Examples of Web-Based Library Instruction6
2Design and Development Cycle15
Preproduction15
Production22
Publication22
Postproduction23
Testing and Evaluation24
Project Management24
3Selecting Project Development Tools28
User Constraints28
Development Hardware32
Authoring Software Programs40
4Designing the User Interface53
User-Centered Design54
Instructional Design and Content54
Basic Guidelines and Principles for User-Interface Design59
Navigation61
Screen Layout and Presentation Aids72
Visual Design Considerations75
User Accessibility92
Page Optimization95
5Multimedia: Using Graphics, Sound, Animation, and Video97
Multimedia and Instruction97
Types of Multimedia105
6Interactivity136
Categories of Interaction136
Interactivity Methods140
Interactivity Languages and Technologies156
Interactivity Development Tools for Nonprogrammers166
7Evaluation and Testing170
Why, What, and How Much Evaluation?170
Categories of Evaluation171
Evaluation Methods172
Content Mastery177
Resources179
Accessibility179
Animation179
Applications for Building Interactivity180
Audio180
Browser Compatibility181
Cascading Style Sheets181
Clip Art181
Colors181
Communication Tools181
Course Shells181
Design and Development Cycle182
Evaluation and Testing182
Glossaries183
Graphics183
Image Optimization183
Library Instruction on the Web183
Markup Languages184
Multimedia184
Navigation184
Page Optimization184
Research Literature184
Rollovers185
Script Languages and Web Interaction Technologies185
Script Libraries186
Selecting Development Tools186
SMIL187
Streaming Media187
Typography187
User Interface Design187
Video187
Virtual Experiences188
Web Development Sites188
Web Editors188
Index189

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