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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The research and curation tasks were great professional development.D.H., World Languages Teacher
It will have a huge impact. I’m already using content to teach.K.F., Librarian
I already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.
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
It's given me some ideas of how I can release some of the research responsibility onto the kids.D.H., World Languages Teacher
I learned about many tools for evaluation and curation.J.S., Librarian
I have curataed over 50 sources I've discovered and I now know about many new ways to use google and so forthJ.Z.
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
Wonderful experience!C.B., Librarian
ALL of the assignments were very beneficial and applicable to my teaching/learning practices. I learned and was exposed to so many resources I never knew existed and/or never had the time to explore. The professor was extremely helpful, very responsive, and all expectations and assingments were very clear, organized and effective. I am going to be doing a presentation/demo on all the resources we covered on my Opening Day for other teachers. I am also going to share with them that this was my 4th Eduspire class, 2 on-line and 2 in person, and that they have all been extremely informative, applicable and relevant!!! I have always been encouraging other colleagues to take some!M.M., Special Education Teacher
I now have a few online tricks up my sleeve, and can honestly implement everything I learned in this class.A.I., Elementary Teacher
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
DIF was relevant, enlightening and both personally and professionally beneficialJ.C., World Languages Teacher
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 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.
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|Online||Mar 21, 2022 9:12 AM||Mar 10, 2022 9:12 AM||Spring|