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".
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:
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.
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)|
|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.
R4S learning tools have been carefully selected from college, university and business Internet resources. To fully access the tools you will need:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader
Some videos are in flash format only. If you are using an Apple product such as an iPad you will need a Safari alternative. The Rover Educational Browser is free and will let you view the Flash videos. It is available from the App Store. You might want to download the Photon Flash Player & Private Web Browser for Flash Video instead, but it will cost $3.99.
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.