Rio Salado 101

Welcome to Rio 101, the place to begin your journey toward reaching you next academic goal!

Lesson 1

Medlock's first sub section

Introduction: Connecting Your Learning

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Introduction

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Approaching the Objectives

The lessons in this course are generally divided into multiple sections to help make studying easier. Typically, you may not have the time to sit down and read an entire chapter in one sitting, so there will be a list of the sections provided here. They are followed by the content section of the course. You should read each chapter and use the information in the lessons to support your readings.

This lesson highlights how to navigate through the online course materials. Once you have accessed the lecture portion of the course, you will see that each lesson has the following format:

  • Introduction (Connecting Your Learning) - This introduces you to the topics and concepts you will be learning. This course ties in the complex and conceptual items covered in each lesson to a real-world example in the Introduction so you can relate what you will learn in this chemistry course to what you may have already experienced outside the course. See if you can make some analogies of your own as the lesson progresses, as this will give you more concrete examples with which to relate.
  • Focusing Your Learning
    • Lesson Objectives - These tell you what you need to have learned when you complete the lesson. Lesson Objectives should guide your learning and help you prepare for assignments and exams.
    • Key Terms - These are the terms, concepts, and people important to your study. Some of these will be familiar and others may be new to you. Chemistry is truly another language and the terms in it must be familiar in order for you to communicate effectively with your peers as well as your instructor.
  • Instruction - Think of this as what you would learn if you were sitting in an in-person lecture course. This is part of the interaction between you and your instructor. Consult the different aspects of the lesson in the order in which they appear and take the time to access the appropriate resources at the juncture(s) indicated, as this course was designed to be delivered with a multi-media approach in mind.
  • Assessing Your Learning - Here is where you will find any assignments you need to complete and submit to your instructor.
  • Summary - Summarizing what you have learned is a very effective tool for reviewing and retaining the material covered in the lesson.

As you investigate this format, the lessons will guide you to the different resources available to you as the student. Below is a summary of the various resources available to you, the online chemistry student:

Lessons - Each lesson is designed to highlight the key concepts, theories, and terms you should learn. The lessons clearly indicate what you should be learning and the format is clear about what you should be submitting to your instructor.

Your Instructor - The interaction between you and your instructor is critical. Many students taking their first Internet course are fearful they will be working in isolation and will be in it on their own. This is far from the truth and, in fact, you may be astonished at the assistance your instructor is able to provide to you. The key to this interaction is frequent, specific questions regarding the course content. In most cases, your instructor should be able to respond to your electronic questions within 24 hours of an email in which you pose a question. Be sure to cite the specific resource or issue in question to make your instructor's response appropriate. Rio Salado also provides free tutoring services for chemistry students, so be sure to consult the Rio Web page and click on Tutoring to find out more on the hours/modes of availability.

Assignment Calendar - Lists specific due dates for your assignments. Since chemistry is a progressive/cumulative course, please follow the assignment calendar to ensure your learning is coordinated according to the overall design of the course. The Assignment Calendar can be found in the Announcements Section of your course.

As you get started on this first lesson, make sure you:

  • Read the Syllabus and Welcome Letter from your instructor.