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.
See what other educators are saying about this course
It’s going to be something I use in my classroom instruction on a daily basis.D.H., Special Education Teacher
Wonderful experience!C.B., Librarian
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
The research and curation tasks were great professional development.D.H., World Languages 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 found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
DIF was relevant, enlightening and both personally and professionally beneficialJ.C., World Languages Teacher
I found the content covered to very beneficial and able to put to use immediately.E.S., Elementary Teacher
Great resources for a very important topic for teachers to understand, using educational technologies.M.T.
This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary Teacher
Learned so many new ways to find really credible info.J.Z.
Learning about creative commons, google advanced features & creating an instructional video for my students.G.D., Tech Specialist
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
This will help me to start flipping my second grade classroom in math.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
I thought the course was very informative and relevant to what I need in the classroom.B.M., Social Studies Teacher