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 have curataed over 50 sources I've discovered and I now know about many new ways to use google and so forthJ.Z.
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
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 thought this course had a great variety of assignments and was paced out very well! I felt that I gained value from the class, but didn't get too overwhelmed with the onslaught of information.J.F., Music 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 have better knowledge of copyright and OER, I will transfer that knowledge to my studentsJ.C., World Languages Teacher
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., Librarian
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
Wonderful experience!C.B., 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 will be better able to help my students navigate the wealth of information available to them on the internet.K.P., Elementary Teacher
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
I am already using the skills gained in this course!C.B., Librarian
immediate impactJ.S., Librarian
The resources shared by the instructor (curation tools, creative commons sources, etc.) and the assignments were useful for work and could be put into practice right awayM.S., Librarian
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Oct 02, 2019 9:12 AM||Sep 22, 2019 9:12 AM||Fall|