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 believe all of the assignments were relevant, useful, and appropriately structured.D.H., World Languages Teacher
This will help me to start flipping my second grade classroom in math.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
I plan on using the curation tool (Pearltrees) in my instruction starting next year and using it to assist my students and colleagues in quickly finding the online resources that they needM.S., Librarian
Great resources for a very important topic for teachers to understand, using educational technologies.M.T.
I plan to use the different resources when I do research and use other online tools for classroom instruction.R.L.
I already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.
High impactj.f., Social Studies Teacher
DIF was relevant, enlightening and both personally and professionally beneficialJ.C., World Languages Teacher
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 course provided so insight into using and vetting internet sources.C.K., Science Teacher
This was a very informative class. I learned alot and have gained alot of extra resources from the assignments.R.L.
This course was very well thought out and presented. It was challenging and filled with great resources.j.f., Social Studies 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
I feel that it will enable me to provide more resources for both teachers and studentsC.C., Librarian
I learned so much that I can directly use in my classroom.N.C.