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 will help me to start flipping my second grade classroom in math.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary Teacher
I really makes me think about the information I am sharing with my students and makes me think about how I can help them with information fluency.J.F., Music Teacher
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.
immediate impactJ.S., Librarian
It gave me exactly the information I needed to help the students and staff at my school evaluate online information effectivelyE.C., Librarian
I already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.
I learned a lot of new information in this course, such as OER and CCC.D.H., Special Education Teacher
The Open Education Resources (OER) was the most valuable to me. This section provided access to information that will enhance my classroom and allow me to create meaningful learning opportunities for my students.G.M., Librarian
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
Very timely information that teachers need to stay ahead of what our students need.L.J., Reading Specialist
Great instructor Great lessons and the resources were invaluable The discussion posts were very helpful for me professionally as wellM.S., Librarian
I curated resources as a project in this course. I plan on using these resources in all my classesM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
Very organized and super informative!N.C.
Great resources for a very important topic for teachers to understand, using educational technologies.M.T.