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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Great instructor Great lessons and the resources were invaluable The discussion posts were very helpful for me professionally as wellM.S., Librarian
I will be better able to help my students navigate the wealth of information available to them on the internet.K.P., Elementary Teacher
The part of the course that was most valuable was the peer review and reflection. I really liked that we had peer reviews built into the requirements.R.L.
DIF was relevant, enlightening and both personally and professionally beneficialJ.C., World Languages Teacher
Wonderful experience!C.B., Librarian
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
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., Librarian
I believe all of the assignments were relevant, useful, and appropriately structured.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
I have curataed over 50 sources I've discovered and I now know about many new ways to use google and so forthJ.Z.
The exposure to useful tools that I can immediately use in my classroomM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
This was a very informative class. I learned alot and have gained alot of extra resources from the assignments.R.L.
I thought exploring new resources was particularly helpful.K.M., Language Arts Teacher
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
Very timely information that teachers need to stay ahead of what our students need.L.J., Reading Specialist