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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It will have a huge impact. I’m already using content to teach.K.F., Librarian
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
Learning about creative commons, google advanced features & creating an instructional video for my students.G.D., Tech Specialist
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
The course provided an in-depth look at digital info literacy which greatly expanded my knowledge of what was out there and how to help both students and myself become better digital citizens.J.H.
This course offered a lot of relevant and useful information that can be taken back to the classroom and used immediately.K.M., Elementary Teacher
While I felt confident I knew a great deal going into the course, there were still a solid number of useful tools and websites that I learned about that I can easily incorporate into my teaching.R.S., Language Arts Teacher
This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary Teacher
I found the content covered to very beneficial and able to put to use immediately.E.S., Elementary Teacher
Great course, learned a ton of useful tools for the classroom.J.W.
I will be better able to help my students navigate the wealth of information available to them on the internet.K.P., Elementary Teacher
Wonderful experience!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.
It's given me some ideas of how I can release some of the research responsibility onto the kids.D.H., World Languages Teacher
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