EDU 934 Digital Information and Media Fluency
Understanding how to manage digital information is a requisite skill for educators of all kinds. Recognizing information needs, locating and evaluating appropriate resources and using digital resources ethically and effectively ensures that teachers can, in turn, nurture these critical skills in their learners.
Information fluency (locating, accessing, evaluating, curating, sharing and ethically using digital media) is a critical skill set needed in both students and teachers working in digital learning environments. This course fosters the development and refinement of these skills with practical and relevant activities for discovery and evaluation of digital resources (both traditional and user-generated), including essential resources and tools for judging the reliability of information, leveraging social media, and digital curation for professional workflow and sharing of resources.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
Course formerly titled "Digital Information Fluency"
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I plan to use the different resources when I do research and use other online tools for classroom instruction.R.L.
Wonderful experience!C.B., Librarian
I really enjoyed creating items that are directly applicable to my classroom and my learner's needs.N.W., Special Education Teacher
The exposure to useful tools that I can immediately use in my classroomM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
It will have a huge impact. I’m already using content to teach.K.F., Librarian
This course was a really great course to be my first course with Eduspire. It was exactly what I needed, being someone who is not very tech savvy.A.I., Elementary Teacher
This course was very well thought out and presented. It was challenging and filled with great resources.j.f., Social Studies Teacher
Learning about creative commons, google advanced features & creating an instructional video for my students.G.D., Tech Specialist
The final curation project was the most valuable part of this course for me. I loved having something to take with me and add onto in the future.J.F., Music Teacher
High impactj.f., Social Studies Teacher
I will be able to encourage my students to find reliable information and to curate it for future use. Students will have an opportunity to find a curation tool that will meet their needs.G.M., Librarian
The research and curation tasks were great professional development.D.H., World Languages Teacher
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
I plan on creating more instructional videos in the future and possibly try out a flipped class.G.D., Tech Specialist
I see myself using the Custom Search Engines and curation in my classes to help my students learn how to search and stay organized.J.H.