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

Welcome to R4S: Research for Success! The course is designed for teachers and librarians working with high school students.

R4S: Research for Success consists of six self-paced learning modules. The modules are designed to be used in a blended learning environment and integrated into a research project.
R4S students build skills beginning with learning, then practice, and finally application. The six modules may be used together or they may be used individually. Each module contains three sections:

  • Learn – introduction, learning objectives, learning content (videos, articles, games)
  • Practice – practice activities based on the learning objectives and content
  • Master – application to a research project or problem, a brief self-assessment

R4S can be the foundation for the Project Based Learning, Research, or Information Literacy standards requirements within the discipline you teach.

R4S assessment is determined by the teacher and librarian. Often teachers and librarians work together in assessing student research projects. Some suggestions include:

  • Points for each step of the project as the student works toward a final product. Example: The teacher and librarian review the student sources and citations prior to note taking and writing.  Both the teacher and librarian suggest additional sources as well as citation revisions, as needed.
  • Peer-review and/or collaboration with feedback throughout the research project.
  • Use the assessment questions in TRAILS Archive - Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills located in INFOhio's Open Space. 
  • Select questions from the R4S Module Quizzes folder. 

R4S is designed to be used in any type of classroom environment including:

  • Blended learning - combining live instruction with online instruction. 
  • Online classes - accessing R4S from the website or placing the content in a learning management system.  
  • Face-to-face class - live instruction with students working independently or in teams.

The Research 4 Success website can be used with the learning modules located on INFOhio's Open Space. The six units include a teacher view and a student view. To learn more about using R4S learning modules read Getting Started for Teachers

  • The teacher view includes an integrated teacher guide with suggestions for using Research 4 Success in the classroom.
  • The student view allows students to interact with the learning materials within each module. Educators can share the student view of any unit or lesson to a learning management system using the student view link. Google Apps for Education schools can use the Google Classroom button. 

Research 4 Success units and lessons can be used together, or independently. 

R4S by INFOhio is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.  This means the content may be used for non-commercial purposes only with credit to INFOhio.  

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.

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. 

Course Goals

  • Learn Research Strategies
  • Find, Evaluate, Organize Information
  • Use Information Ethically
  • Use Digital Media to Collaborate and Present Results
  • Conduct Research Successfully in College and Careers