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Asynchronous Online Learning Materials: Best Practices

This guide is for librarians and library staff that create asynchronous online learning materials, primarily videos tutorials.

Length Considerations


Type of Video

Asynchronous Online Learning Examples

1-3 minutes Introductions; brief overviews

Librarian Introduction Video

Librarian Instructor Introduction Video

Library Introduction Video

2-5 minutes "Big picture" look: a topic, overview, more substantial learning.

Course Introduction Video

Explainer Video About Citations

5-15 minutes "Deep dives" into complex topics, sections, modules, detailed information

Explainer Video About Databases

What Is Block-Based Programming?


15+ minutes Full modules, learning programs, documentaries