New ResearchReady Platform Developments

If you haven’t heard, the creators of EasyBib recently released a new product, ResearchReady, to help educators and librarians teach their students important information literacy and critical thinking skills. My colleague, Emily Gover, who developed the curriculum for ResearchReady, spoke about the product’s launch here.

ResearchReady is currently in beta until June, so our development team is constantly working to improve the platform and the content based on the feedback we hear from librarians, educators, and students.

This week, our content developers can give different schools/groups new courses and lessons. This will allow the ResearchReady team to create courses that are specific to younger or older students, or for certain subject areas for interested schools and institutions. It also means that we can help educators and librarians create courses that are specific to your school and share them with all your classes.

It also means that when we are updating content in the platform on end, like making sure that our assessment examples and links are current, you won’t have to see it until it’s finished!

Based on some of the comments made by our educator and student users, we have also made some style changes so that there is less scrolling on each of our content pages. This will help us make sure that students are not missing important content “below the fold,” and makes the overall user experience more enjoyable.

Please contact me if you have any questions about these new developments or are interested in learning more about ResearchReady. We would be happy to set you up with a free trial or a webinar!

Caity Selleck is an in-house librarian for EasyBib and ResearchReady. You can find her on Twitter, @Caity_EasyBib, or posting news you can use at the EasyBib Librarians Facebook page.

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