EDU 934 Digital Information and Media 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.
Course formerly titled "Digital Information Fluency"
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This course is valuable and should be a requirement for all degrees.G.D., Tech Specialist
immediate impactJ.S., Librarian
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
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
It gave me exactly the information I needed to help the students and staff at my school evaluate online information effectivelyE.C., 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
I thought exploring new resources was particularly helpful.K.M., Language Arts Teacher
I found the content covered to very beneficial and able to put to use immediately.E.S., Elementary Teacher
This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary Teacher
High impactj.f., Social Studies Teacher
I learned a ton that I can directly apply to my teaching.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
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.
Great instructor Great lessons and the resources were invaluable The discussion posts were very helpful for me professionally as wellM.S., Librarian
I thought the course was very informative and relevant to what I need in the classroom.B.M., Social Studies Teacher
I already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.