Title: Developing Online Tutorials for Patron and Staff Instruction (An Infopeople Online Course)
Dates: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – Monday, February 27, 2012
To register for this course: Click the link to Online Registration at: http://infopeople.org/training/developing-online-tutorials
Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.
From library tours to task-oriented skill building and staff training, this course will provide options for developing effective online tutorials. Unleash your creative juices to maximize use of resources and services by producing engaging online tutorials for your patrons and staff!
Have you ever found yourself explaining or demonstrating the same process over and over to users or staff? Ever wished you could refer users to online sources for standard information and skill-building, freeing your time to address more in-depth questions? Do you know of a particular service or resource that challenges your users or staff? Could your online videos and screencasts reach a larger user community?
This course will provide a structure for developing short online tutorials targeted to specific library users, staff, applications, services, and resources. Through an exploration of available free and industry-leading tools, we will examine the process for creating online tutorials, promoting their availability, incorporating them into training programs, and reusing content and assets in your tutorial development efforts. We will examine the use of screencasting to produce video-based modules that can be accessed both within the library and from remote locations via the web.