EDU 934 Digital Information 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 the online version of this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
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I plan to use the different resources when I do research and use other online tools for classroom instruction.R.L.
Very organized and super informative!N.C.
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 was well organized and the objectives were clearM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
I have better knowledge of copyright and OER, I will transfer that knowledge to my studentsJ.C., World Languages Teacher
DIF was relevant, enlightening and both personally and professionally beneficialJ.C., World Languages Teacher
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 was a very informative class. I learned alot and have gained alot of extra resources from the assignments.R.L.
Learned so many new ways to find really credible info.J.Z.
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
This course is valuable and should be a requirement for all degrees.G.D., Tech Specialist
Very timely information that teachers need to stay ahead of what our students need.L.J., Reading Specialist
The research and curation tasks were great professional development.D.H., World Languages 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 will be better able to help my students navigate the wealth of information available to them on the internet.K.P., Elementary Teacher