Module 1
Ask Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Presentation
Module 6
Making the Grade

Getting Started Students

Welcome to R4S the online Information Literacy course.  Please listen to the Voki below, read the introduction, then select the module you wish to begin with by clicking on Course Home.  If you are not sure where to begin, start with Module 1 "Asking Good Questions".

Voki Script

Introduction

The R4S: Research for Success blended learning consists of six self-paced learning modules, each focused on skills and thinking needed in successful research and problem-solving.  Each module includes six sections:

  1. Getting started -  introduction and learning objectives
  2. Dig-in – learning content (videos, articles, games)
  3. Try-It – examples including digital videos and games
  4. Practice Makes Perfect – practice activities
  5. Tools to Excel – Web 2.0 tools and research tools
  6. Project Success – application to a research project or problem, a brief self-assessment.

As you go through each module, you will learn a research and problem solving process that can be applied both to school and college research and to problems you will encounter in your career and in your daily life.

NAVIGATION
Each module provides opportunities to engage in learning by reading, watching videos, participating in games, applying the learning in example activities, participating in class discussions, and applying the process to a real research problem. The following icons are used to represent different types of learning activities.

Make a choice among options
Watch a video
Participate in a discussion
Participate in an activity
Read (screen or document)
Self-check Quiz
Play a game

R4S provides an Initial and a Final Assessment using the TRAILS assessment provided by Kent State University Libraries.  Before you begin, we encourage you to take the TRAILS Pre-Assessment (consisting of 30 randomized questions) that tests your current research process knowledge. After you have gone through all six R4S modules, we encourage you to take TRAILS Post-Assessment and compare it to your initial score to see how much you have learned. Your teacher will provide you with a link to both the pre and post TRAILS assessments.  Your teacher can provide you with immediate feedback on how well you did on both the pre and post assessment.

TECHNOLOGY
R4S learning tools have been carefully selected from college, university and business Internet resources.  To fully access the tools you will need:

If you are using a school or public library computer that does not have the proper software, you will be able to participate in the course work using other alternatives provided in the course.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
R4S includes multiple learning opportunities provided to meet various learning preferences as well as disabilities.  Whenever possible, a script or closed captioning is included with videos


R4S was funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio. The content does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the granting agencies.
 

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For more information about R4S or to contact support, please email http://support.infohio.org.

R4S was funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio. The content does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the granting agencies.