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.
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It’s going to be something I use in my classroom instruction on a daily basis.D.H., Special Education Teacher
Great resources for a very important topic for teachers to understand, using educational technologies.M.T.
This course was a really great course to be my first course with Eduspire. It was exactly what I needed, being someone who is not very tech savvy.A.I., Elementary Teacher
I found this course very valuable and informativeC.C., Librarian
Very timely information that teachers need to stay ahead of what our students need.L.J., Reading Specialist
I thought the course was very informative and relevant to what I need in the classroom.B.M., Social Studies Teacher
I learned a lot of new information in this course, such as OER and CCC.D.H., Special Education Teacher
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 plan on using the curation tool (Pearltrees) in my instruction starting next year and using it to assist my students and colleagues in quickly finding the online resources that they needM.S., Librarian
Great course, learned a ton of useful tools for the classroom.J.W.
This course provided me with some great tools and resources I was able to use right away.K.P., Elementary Teacher
It gave me exactly the information I needed to help the students and staff at my school evaluate online information effectivelyE.C., Librarian
I already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.
Excellent readings, activities and discussion throughout the entire course.T.F., Librarian
I expect this course to drive future research in my class.B.M., Social Studies Teacher