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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High impactj.f., Social Studies Teacher
Great course, learned a ton of useful tools for the classroom.J.W.
Learning about creative commons, google advanced features & creating an instructional video for my students.G.D., Tech Specialist
The tech resources discovered and the lessons on being a good searcher will make a large impact on my instruction.C.F., Language Arts 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
DIF was relevant, enlightening and both personally and professionally beneficialJ.C., World Languages Teacher
Very organized and super informative!N.C.
Great resources for a very important topic for teachers to understand, using educational technologies.M.T.
I believe all of the assignments were relevant, useful, and appropriately structured.D.H., World Languages Teacher
The resources shared by the instructor (curation tools, creative commons sources, etc.) and the assignments were useful for work and could be put into practice right awayM.S., Librarian
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
The course provided so insight into using and vetting internet sources.C.K., Science Teacher
I have better knowledge of copyright and OER, I will transfer that knowledge to my studentsJ.C., World Languages Teacher
So many great resources and useful assignments that I'll use in my classroomA.T., Language Arts Teacher