If you are a teacher, please go to Getting Started - Teachers and complete the registration form. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with information on how to access the teacher guide, learning management systme widgets, and complimentary tools to assist in classroom instruction.
The modules in this course along with the teachers guides are provided to educators free of charge. Each module may be used individually or the entire series of modules may be used as the foundation for the Information Literacy portion of the standards requirements within the discipline you teach.
How to Use This Course
The content contained within each module is provided free of charge and may be freely copied, distributed and used wherever you wish. For example, some educators prefer to have the modules contained in their online learning management system, in which case, they've embedded the module content within their own course. Other teachers have elected to use the course on the web as it is here, while others have used these modules in a more traditional setting by printing the material and distributing them within the classroom. The choice is up to you!
To maintain the integrity of the content and to simplify the inclusion of the module content within other sites or learning systems, INFOhio has provided embed codes for each module that may be used on any web-based instructional platform (or web site). You can find more about how to embed the modules in your own web site or online course once you have registered as a teacher, librarian, professor or administrator.
Cost and Funding
As noted above, this course is provided free of charge to all Ohio k-12 organizations. R4S was funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State of Library of Ohio. the content does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the graning agencies.
Depending on how you are planning to use this course and its modules, you may need to do a little preliminary work to get the modules setup. If you're simply planning to use the modules here on the INFOhio web site, then you have nothing to setup at all and can start right away.
No identifying information about students is collected. To be able to report individual student progress and to provide secure access to teacher materials for authorized users, basic authentication information is stored in INFOhio's site database.
To be able to use educator materials, educators must become registered user of the course. Registered users must have a valid email address and provide verifiable professional information so INFOhio staff can make sure only educators are given access to the teaching materials.
The INFOhio Information Literacy Course Project Team does maintain the right to use data in the aggregate for research and publication purposes, as well as for refinement of the assessments and the items.