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The English loan word tutorial [ tuːˈtɔːɹiəl ] ( Latin tueri "protect, preserve, care") is used to describe a written or cinematic instruction manual that explains a topic, a certain process or a function. Tutorials can be found on video platforms in particular on the Internet.

Tutorials, which refer to a program, device or similar, for example, are often created by the manufacturer himself, in other areas also by experienced users and enable newcomers - similar to individual training - to gain experience and get results quickly without a teacher to achieve. Tutorials often relate to a certain area of ​​a broader topic and thus often serve as an introduction to a topic or to explain certain topic sections.

See also


  • J. Pfeffer: Online tutorials at German university and college libraries: dissemination, typology and analysis using the example of LOTSE, DISCUS and BibTutor. 2006, abstract on this .
  • Michael J. Johnson, Bryan Norman and Nicola Secomandi (Eds.): Tutorials in operations research - Models, Methods, and Applications for Innovative Decision Making. , 2006, ISBN 978-1-877640-20-9 , limited preview in Google Book Search.

Web links

Wiktionary: Tutorial  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. What is a tutorial? Retrieved on August 27, 2018 (German).
  2. Definition of TUTORIAL. Accessed August 27, 2018 (English).