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 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.
I really enjoyed creating items that are directly applicable to my classroom and my learner's needs.N.W., Special Education Teacher
Learning about creative commons, google advanced features & creating an instructional video for my students.G.D., Tech Specialist
Wonderful experience!C.B., Librarian
The course taught me resources that can be infused into my current curriculum.W.H., Math Teacher
I thought the course was very informative and relevant to what I need in the classroom.B.M., Social Studies 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
Very timely information that teachers need to stay ahead of what our students need.L.J., Reading Specialist
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 have curataed over 50 sources I've discovered and I now know about many new ways to use google and so forthJ.Z.
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
I learned so much that I can directly use in my classroom.N.C.
High impactj.f., Social Studies Teacher
I really makes me think about the information I am sharing with my students and makes me think about how I can help them with information fluency.J.F., Music Teacher
I learned a ton that I can directly apply to my teaching.R.Y., Elementary Teacher