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 was a very informative class. I learned alot and have gained alot of extra resources from the assignments.R.L.
Wonderful experience!C.B., Librarian
The course was well organized and the objectives were clearM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., Librarian
This course is valuable and should be a requirement for all degrees.G.D., Tech Specialist
This will help me to start flipping my second grade classroom in math.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
I learned about many tools for evaluation and curation.J.S., Librarian
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 so much that I can directly use in my classroom.N.C.
Great course, learned a ton of useful tools for the classroom.J.W.
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
I already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.
The course taught me resources that can be infused into my current curriculum.W.H., Math 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 will be able to encourage my students to find reliable information and to curate it for future use. Students will have an opportunity to find a curation tool that will meet their needs.G.M., Librarian