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EdTech: The validity of internet information


The internet is full of information and it’s not all accurate. This module looks at the different types of error to be found, from unintended to deliberately misleading and how to prepare learners to recognise and deal with them.


The module shows you how to support learners to determine the validity and value of different types of content found on the web.


After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Adopt and tailor netiquette
- Share and improve netiquette for use by learners and colleagues.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the EdTech component - A3 : Support for learning and support activities including initial assessment - empowering learners through technology

  • Identify learners' digital skills and confidence, plan appropriate learning activities, assignments and assessments, to provide relevant scaffolding and support for learners with different digital literacy skills.
  • Incorporate learning activities, assignments and assessments which encourage and require learners to
    • Articulate information needs, to search for data, information and content in digital environments, to access them and to navigate between them.
    • Create and update personal search strategies.
    • Adapt search strategies based on the quality of information found.
    • Analyse, compare and critically evaluate the credibility and reliability of sources of data, information and digital content.
    • Organise, store and retrieve data, information and content in digital environments.
    • Organise and process information in a structured environment.
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21st March 2020
Matthew Gordon

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