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Instructor-created self-paced tutorials

October 15, 2009

Online, self-paced tutorials allow students to replay, reflect on, and revisit material at their own pace.  In this session, Hunter faculty members describe how they created their own self-paced tutorials for students. 

Laura Baecher (Curriculum and Teaching) used iMovie to create video tutorials and exercises to help students analyze video clips of classroom teaching from different perspectives.  Students were given specific tasks for each video clip.  Professor Baecher created video tutorials containing examples and guidance about how to approach each task.  The video tutorials and clips were embedded in a Blackboard course, which is available to all students and faculty in the department.

Dennis Paoli (Writing Across the Curriculum) and Trudy Smoke (English, Writing Across the Curriculum) worked with a cross-departmental team using Captivate to create an MLA tutorial.  The tutorial, which is being integrated into writing-intensive classes such as English 120, provides information about the research and writing process, in addition to technical information about the MLA format.  Using examples and interactive assessments, the tutorial helps students understand the different ways to incorporate sources into their own writing (e.g., paraphrasing, different styles of quoting, citations, etc.).

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