Mar 23rd 2015

Empowering Yourself as a Digital Citizen (Canvas net)

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Participants in this course will be on a quest to earn a Digital Citizen badge! Accept the challenge and learn how to navigate an ever-evolving information landscape as both consumers and creators of information. Learn how to use and remix information ethically, and how to create and share an online social identity. Those who successfully complete a series of quests and challenges will earn a digital badge demonstrating their achievements as responsible and empowered digital citizens.

Topics are presented through the lens of metaliteracy, which promotes critical thinking and self-reflection to consume, create, and share information with others. Participants of this course will learn how to critically navigate, evaluate and produce information in open, online, and social media settings. Through this course, participants will think about their own thinking in these spaces as self-reflective metaliterate learners.

This course features digital badging to support several metaliteracy competencies. Learners will advance through quests and challenges, mastering topics such as information ethics and online personas. Learners will also examine videos and articles, produce and remix original media projects, and discuss course readings with other participants in the class community.

Metaliteracy is an empowering idea because it encourages individuals to be active and self-reflective participants in collaborative information environments. The topics discussed in this course are invaluable to learners in a variety of fields and disciplines, and to anyone taking a MOOC or pursuing any social learning opportunity.