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 have curataed over 50 sources I've discovered and I now know about many new ways to use google and so forthJ.Z.
I learned a lot of new information in this course, such as OER and CCC.D.H., Special Education Teacher
It’s going to be something I use in my classroom instruction on a daily basis.D.H., Special Education Teacher
I am already using the skills gained in this course!C.B., Librarian
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
This will help me to start flipping my second grade classroom in math.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
It's given me some ideas of how I can release some of the research responsibility onto the kids.D.H., World Languages Teacher
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., Librarian
Great instructor Great lessons and the resources were invaluable The discussion posts were very helpful for me professionally as wellM.S., Librarian
I learned about many tools for evaluation and curation.J.S., 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
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.
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
I have better knowledge of copyright and OER, I will transfer that knowledge to my studentsJ.C., World Languages Teacher
I curated resources as a project in this course. I plan on using these resources in all my classesM.Z., Social Studies Teacher