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 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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So many great resources and useful assignments that I'll use in my classroomA.T., Language Arts Teacher
I learned a ton that I can directly apply to my teaching.R.Y., Elementary 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 found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
I learned so much that I can directly use in my classroom.N.C.
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 plan on creating more instructional videos in the future and possibly try out a flipped class.G.D., Tech Specialist
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
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
It's given me some ideas of how I can release some of the research responsibility onto the kids.D.H., World Languages Teacher
Learned so many new ways to find really credible info.J.Z.
It gave me exactly the information I needed to help the students and staff at my school evaluate online information effectivelyE.C., Librarian
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
The research and curation tasks were great professional development.D.H., World Languages Teacher
This course made me think of things in a different way.A.C., Reading Specialist