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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This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary Teacher
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
Very timely information that teachers need to stay ahead of what our students need.L.J., Reading Specialist
Great course, learned a ton of useful tools for the classroom.J.W.
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
I learned so much that I can directly use in my classroom.N.C.
I thought exploring new resources was particularly helpful.K.M., Language Arts Teacher
The final curation project helped me organize all my resources that I've gained not just in this class but through other courses and research on my own.J.H.
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., Librarian
It’s going to be something I use in my classroom instruction on a daily basis.D.H., Special Education Teacher
This course is valuable and should be a requirement for all degrees.G.D., Tech Specialist
Great resources for a very important topic for teachers to understand, using educational technologies.M.T.
I plan on using the curation tool (Pearltrees) in my instruction starting next year and using it to assist my students and colleagues in quickly finding the online resources that they needM.S., Librarian
It's given me some ideas of how I can release some of the research responsibility onto the kids.D.H., World Languages Teacher
I gathered a tremendous amount of resources that I was not familiar with before. Many of these I can use right now with my students. Dr. Boyer gave great feedback and guidance throughout the course.C.B., Librarian