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 the online version of 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.
High impactj.f., Social Studies Teacher
DIF was relevant, enlightening and both personally and professionally beneficialJ.C., World Languages Teacher
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.
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
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
Learning about creative commons, google advanced features & creating an instructional video for my students.G.D., Tech Specialist
The research and curation tasks were great professional development.D.H., World Languages Teacher
immediate impactJ.S., Librarian
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., Librarian
I really enjoyed creating items that are directly applicable to my classroom and my learner's needs.N.W., Special Education 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.
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.
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jun 16, 2019 9:12 AM||Jun 06, 2019 9:12 AM||Summer|