Re: "Labs" vs. "Tutorials"?

Subject: Re: "Labs" vs. "Tutorials"?
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:15:56 -0700

This sounds a bit like the academic environment. Academic courses that
involve learning about a science often provide a laboratory section to
apply the science. For example, a Physical Science course may offer a
one-hour lecture with a two-hour guided laboratory to practice what was
learned in the lecture. Tutorials, on the other hand, are usually
self-paced and self-guided.

If your hands-on training course involves a lecture where no work is
performed and it is followed by a practice session where lessons are
applied, then you have a lecture and laboratory. If the training course
walks students through the procedures without a separate lecture, then
you likely have a tutorial. If the course is primarily self-guided,
then you definitely have a tutorial.

Lauren


On 3/29/2010 9:25 AM, Michael Herman (Parallelspace) wrote:
> I've writing some step-by-step procedures for a hands-on training course for
> IT professionals/system administrators.
>
> 1. When should these sorts of procedures be called Labs? .when should
> these be called Tutorials?
>

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