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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Learned so many new ways to find really credible info.J.Z.
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
This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary Teacher
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
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 plan on creating more instructional videos in the future and possibly try out a flipped class.G.D., Tech Specialist
I curated resources as a project in this course. I plan on using these resources in all my classesM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
It gave me exactly the information I needed to help the students and staff at my school evaluate online information effectivelyE.C., Librarian
I have curataed over 50 sources I've discovered and I now know about many new ways to use google and so forthJ.Z.
We are bombarded by information in many forms every day. This course provided the opportunity to learn to use information in an ethical manner and provided resources that will encourage teaching these skills to our students. It also provided access to many free resources that our students can utilize as they continue to develop their information literacy skills.G.M., Librarian
I found the content covered to very beneficial and able to put to use immediately.E.S., Elementary Teacher
ALL of the assignments were very beneficial and applicable to my teaching/learning practices. I learned and was exposed to so many resources I never knew existed and/or never had the time to explore. The professor was extremely helpful, very responsive, and all expectations and assingments were very clear, organized and effective. I am going to be doing a presentation/demo on all the resources we covered on my Opening Day for other teachers. I am also going to share with them that this was my 4th Eduspire class, 2 on-line and 2 in person, and that they have all been extremely informative, applicable and relevant!!! I have always been encouraging other colleagues to take some!M.M., Special Education Teacher
I plan to use the different resources when I do research and use other online tools for classroom instruction.R.L.
I believe all of the assignments were relevant, useful, and appropriately structured.D.H., World Languages Teacher
I will definitely use of the resources and information I learned here in both my teaching of students and in developing professional development sessions.K.M., Language Arts Teacher