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What is an online tutorial?

An online tutorial is a learning resource consisting of a set of web pages that are linked together in some way. This is often in a linear, sequential structure, where one page comes after another a bit like a book. However online tutorials can also be organised in a hierarchical structure, like a tree with branches leading from the main trunk, allowing the user to explore various pathways through the material. Online tutorials can contain multimedia elements such as images, audio, video, as well as interactive components such as self-test questions and pop-ups.