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Usability Testing of an Online Information Literacy Tutorial

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dc.contributor.author Oud, Joanne
dc.contributor.author Bury, Sophie
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-15T11:53:23Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-15T11:53:23Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Reference Services Review (January 2005), 33 (1), pg. 54-65 en
dc.identifier.issn 0090-7234
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/2873
dc.description.abstract Purpose – Usability testing can play a valuable role in improving the effectiveness of online information literacy instruction, while forming a core component in a wider assessment plan. This article aims to discuss the usability testing of an online information literacy tutorial for freshman undergraduates at Wilfrid Laurier University Library. Design/methodology/approach – Two librarians, working to fulfill an important mandate of the Library's Information Literacy Task Force, defined goals, created and implemented a modest, though effective, approach to usability assessment. Findings – The testing provided detailed information on the ease of use of the tutorial, as well as users’ satisfaction levels with content and design. These findings informed subsequent revisions and enhancements to the online tutorial. Originality/value – Student evaluation questionnaires distributed subsequent to the tutorial overhaul indicate the success of usability testing in the development of a more effective learning tool. en
dc.description.uri https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320510581388
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Emerald en
dc.subject Internet en
dc.subject User studies en
dc.subject Teaching methods en
dc.subject Redesign en
dc.subject Assessment en
dc.subject Academic libraries en
dc.title Usability Testing of an Online Information Literacy Tutorial en
dc.type Article en
dc.rights.journal www.emeraldinsight.com/0090-7324.htm en
dc.rights.publisher http://www.emeraldinsight.com en
dc.rights.article http://www.emerald-library.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/Insight/viewContentItem.do;jsessionid=B00F95210EC570725AA1FEE2A77FDF5D?contentType=Article&contentId=1464815 en

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