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
I feel that it will enable me to provide more resources for both teachers and studentsC.C., Librarian
I will be better able to help my students navigate the wealth of information available to them on the internet.K.P., Elementary 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.
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
The course provided so insight into using and vetting internet sources.C.K., Science Teacher
I have curataed over 50 sources I've discovered and I now know about many new ways to use google and so forthJ.Z.
The Open Education Resources (OER) was the most valuable to me. This section provided access to information that will enhance my classroom and allow me to create meaningful learning opportunities for my students.G.M., Librarian
This course offered a lot of relevant and useful information that can be taken back to the classroom and used immediately.K.M., Elementary Teacher
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
Very organized and super informative!N.C.
I learned so much that I can directly use in my classroom.N.C.
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
Great resources for a very important topic for teachers to understand, using educational technologies.M.T.
I really makes me think about the information I am sharing with my students and makes me think about how I can help them with information fluency.J.F., Music Teacher
I really enjoyed creating items that are directly applicable to my classroom and my learner's needs.N.W., Special Education Teacher