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 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
This course is valuable and should be a requirement for all degrees.G.D., Tech Specialist
I believe all of the assignments were relevant, useful, and appropriately structured.D.H., World Languages 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
The course taught me resources that can be infused into my current curriculum.W.H., Math Teacher
This course was very well thought out and presented. It was challenging and filled with great resources.j.f., Social Studies Teacher
I thought the course was very informative and relevant to what I need in the classroom.B.M., Social Studies 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.
I feel that it will enable me to provide more resources for both teachers and studentsC.C., 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
I learned a lot of new information in this course, such as OER and CCC.D.H., Special Education Teacher
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 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
I really enjoyed creating items that are directly applicable to my classroom and my learner's needs.N.W., Special Education Teacher
I learned about many tools for evaluation and curation.J.S., Librarian