Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Guide on the side: free software

There has been discussion on the North American information literacy discussion forum, ili-l, about some tutorial software: Guide on the side. "The Guide on the Side software is a freely available tool that allows librarians to quickly and easily create online, interactive tutorials that are based on the principles of authentic and active learning."
There are examples of it in use at different libraries at,, and There is also a discussion forum where people can pose questions and the developers say what their plans are (the first priority is to improve accessibility)!forum/gots-discuss
Photo by Sheila Webber: spot the gull, Eastbourne, September 2013

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