Tips From the Pros: Embedded Tutorials
Online learning is still new to many students and tutorials can help ease the transition to a new way of learning. In an online class, there are often new technologies and tools being used to deliver and practice the content being taught. This can feel overwhelming to the student. The answer to this problem isn’t to exclude the technology, but rather to arm the student with the knowledge of how to use the technology. When an instructor introduces a new tool, also include a tutorial showing how to use the tool in the context of the course. This can go a long way in helping students to feel more comfortable with the technology.