Documentation:Digital Tattoo Student Orientation/Tutorial Review

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Questions to Ask:

1. Does the title of the tutorial match it’s content? E.g. “Learn > Online Research” talks about citations, but not about best methods of doing research (e.g. looking at the appropriate databases for the subject under study)

2. Does the title clearly tell the reader what they will learn from the tutorial? E.g. “Work Feature - Overexposed” talks about employers background checks on social media

3. Does the content teach the reader something useful and unique to Digital Tattoo?

4. Is this still relevant

5. Does the tutorial have at least 4 questions?

6. Do all of the questions (and answers) engage the user to critically think about the tutorial topic?

7. Does the tutorial use links that are behind soft paywall (e.g. Wired) or no longer valid (goes to 404 page)?

8. Does the tutorial challenge readers to comment by asking intriguing questions about the topic? Criteria for ‘intriguing’? (See Writing Engaging Tutorials below)

Writing Engaging Tutorials

How to Write Engaging Questions for Online Forums

This is not a primary resource and it was written for urban design questions but it has some really useful examples for asking online questions. I find especially useful are Be Clear, Be Open, Dig Deeper; Motivate Involvement

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design of Learning Guidelines: UDL is one of the guiding frameworks I use in thinking about learning design. I am not sure if you have looked at it. Below I have added a few of sections that are most relevant to these tutorials CAST (2018). Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.2. Retrieved from

In particular I find the following guidelines particularly useful for tutorials:

Recruting Interest, Optomizing Relenvance, Value and Authenticity


Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships