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 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
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
I will definitely use of the resources and information I learned here in both my teaching of students and in developing professional development sessions.K.M., Language Arts Teacher
The course was well organized and the objectives were clearM.Z., 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.
The course provided so insight into using and vetting internet sources.C.K., Science Teacher
The research and curation tasks were great professional development.D.H., World Languages Teacher
I learned a ton that I can directly apply to my teaching.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
This will help me to start flipping my second grade classroom in math.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
immediate impactJ.S., Librarian
It will have a huge impact. I’m already using content to teach.K.F., Librarian
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.
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 plan on creating more instructional videos in the future and possibly try out a flipped class.G.D., Tech Specialist