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 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 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.
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 course provided so insight into using and vetting internet sources.C.K., Science Teacher
This was a very informative class. I learned alot and have gained alot of extra resources from the assignments.R.L.
Very organized and super informative!N.C.
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
We are bombarded by information in many forms every day. This course provided the opportunity to learn to use information in an ethical manner and provided resources that will encourage teaching these skills to our students. It also provided access to many free resources that our students can utilize as they continue to develop their information literacy skills.G.M., Librarian
I learned a lot of new information in this course, such as OER and CCC.D.H., Special Education Teacher
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
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 already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.
Wonderful experience!C.B., Librarian
It gave me exactly the information I needed to help the students and staff at my school evaluate online information effectivelyE.C., Librarian
DIF was relevant, enlightening and both personally and professionally beneficialJ.C., World Languages 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.