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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This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary Teacher
I see myself using the Custom Search Engines and curation in my classes to help my students learn how to search and stay organized.J.H.
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
It gave me exactly the information I needed to help the students and staff at my school evaluate online information effectivelyE.C., Librarian
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., 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
It’s going to be something I use in my classroom instruction on a daily basis.D.H., Special Education 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
I learned so much that I can directly use in my classroom.N.C.
The final curation project helped me organize all my resources that I've gained not just in this class but through other courses and research on my own.J.H.
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
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 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
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.
Great course, learned a ton of useful tools for the classroom.J.W.