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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It will have a huge impact. I’m already using content to teach.K.F., Librarian
This course made me think of things in a different way.A.C., Reading Specialist
The course taught me resources that can be infused into my current curriculum.W.H., Math Teacher
This will help me to start flipping my second grade classroom in math.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
I learned a ton that I can directly apply to my teaching.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
It's given me some ideas of how I can release some of the research responsibility onto the kids.D.H., World Languages Teacher
The research and curation tasks were great professional development.D.H., World Languages Teacher
I believe all of the assignments were relevant, useful, and appropriately structured.D.H., World Languages Teacher
High impactj.f., Social Studies Teacher
This course was very well thought out and presented. It was challenging and filled with great resources.j.f., Social Studies Teacher
I curated resources as a project in this course. I plan on using these resources in all my classesM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
The exposure to useful tools that I can immediately use in my classroomM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
The course was well organized and the objectives were clearM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
I am already using the skills gained in this course!C.B., 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