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
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
Very timely information that teachers need to stay ahead of what our students need.L.J., Reading Specialist
So many great resources and useful assignments that I'll use in my classroomA.T., Language Arts Teacher
The course provided an in-depth look at digital info literacy which greatly expanded my knowledge of what was out there and how to help both students and myself become better digital citizens.J.H.
The exposure to useful tools that I can immediately use in my classroomM.Z., Social Studies 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 resources for a very important topic for teachers to understand, using educational technologies.M.T.
I believe all of the assignments were relevant, useful, and appropriately structured.D.H., World Languages Teacher
I am already using the skills gained in this course!C.B., Librarian
I already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.
Great course, learned a ton of useful tools for the classroom.J.W.
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.
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., Librarian
The final curation project helped me organize all my resources that I've gained not just in this class but through other courses and research on my own.J.H.
I plan to use the different resources when I do research and use other online tools for classroom instruction.R.L.