Designing LibGuides as Instructional Tools for Critical Thinking and Effective Online Learning
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
Did you ever wish for an easy-to-maintain tool to create course-level or assignment-level instruction for online or distance students? LibGuides can provide the solution! LibGuides provide a versatile and easy-to-maintain platform for delivering step-by-step, scaffolded tutorials that enhance learning outcomes through chunking, reduced strain on cognitive load and working memory, and metacognition. Tutorial-type LibGuides, compared to Pathfinder-type guides: stand alone as modules for online learning; improve student learning outcomes for specific courses; and promote lifelong habits of critical thinking and effective research skills. Assignment-level guides also provide measurable student learning outcomes for the assessment of information literacy instruction.
Baker, Ruth L..
"Designing LibGuides as Instructional Tools for Critical Thinking and Effective Online Learning."
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 8 (3-4): 107-117.