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 will be better able to help my students navigate the wealth of information available to them on the internet.K.P., Elementary Teacher
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
I will be able to encourage my students to find reliable information and to curate it for future use. Students will have an opportunity to find a curation tool that will meet their needs.G.M., Librarian
Great course, learned a ton of useful tools for the classroom.J.W.
This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary 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.
Great instructor Great lessons and the resources were invaluable The discussion posts were very helpful for me professionally as wellM.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
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
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 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
This course made me think of things in a different way.A.C., Reading Specialist
I see myself using the Custom Search Engines and curation in my classes to help my students learn how to search and stay organized.J.H.
The course provided so insight into using and vetting internet sources.C.K., Science Teacher
It will have a huge impact. I’m already using content to teach.K.F., Librarian