Expansion: Utilizing Nontraditional Instruction Methods
This session will discuss the learning characteristics of Millennial students, and how online library tutorials can produce successful information literacy learning outcomes for this unique generation. In 2009, we transformed "Searchpath", the 2003 PRIMO award-winning online library tutorial, into "ResearchPath," a dynamic audio, visual and kinesthetic experience with the Millennial user in mind. We will share the results of the research we conducted at Western Michigan University Libraries to measure the success of our intended learning outcomes, as well as the qualitative user feedback which we gathered. We will recommend strategies for others interested in developing online tutorials geared towards building bridges to the unique learning styles of Millennial learners.
Sachs, Dianna E.; Leatherman, Carrie C.; and Langan, Kathleen A., "Building Bridges: Restructuring Online Library Tutorials to Span the Generation Gap and Meet the Needs of Millennial Students" (2012). LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010. Paper 13.