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Digital Information Literacy

Part 3 of the Applied Digital & Information Literacy Specialization

About this MOOC

A Digital Artifact is an object that represents one’s learning. In today’s changing educational landscape, more courses call for a visual item as opposed to a “traditional” assignment or project. There are a multitude of free tools and software at our fingertips. This online course will provide tips, suggestions, and strategies for creating an interesting digital artifact in select, intuitive platforms.

You will learn to identify and define a Digital Artifact so you may create an infographic, slide show, website or video. You will also learn best practices in digital media design and about Creative Commons licensing and citing your sources. Assessments will conclude each learning module to gauge your understanding as will peer-reviewed assignments to foster a sense of community through learning.

There are no prerequisites for this course however, taking Advanced Information Literacy prior will scaffold skills that will augment your understanding of the benchmarks in this digital literacy course.

Completion of this course indicates that the following objectives have been met:

  • Apply the principles of copyright and Creative Commons licensing in order to assign citations to sources.
  • Extract relevant evidence from sources in order to support a topic.
  • Examine sources to find relevant statistics and data pertinent to their research topic.
  • Determine the most valuable elements to apply to their digital object.
  • Recognize fake news and misinformation by utilizing fact-checking resources.
  • Acquire skills to distinguish a deep fake from a true image.
  • Analyze digital objects including videos websites infographics and slideshows.
  • Explore information and examine sources for bias trustworthiness and purpose.
  • Construct a digital object in preparation for the capstone.
  • Integrate ethical use practices to cite graphs charts and images.
  • Apply best design practices to their digital object.
  • Explore platforms for creating a “digital artifact” or “digital object”.
  • Apply strategies and practice searches for images in select repositories.-
  • Develop a search strategy to find digital tools.
  • Explore “digital citizenship.”
  • Define the term “digital literacy” in regards to research.


  • Successfully complete Module quizzes
  • Learners will also create an infographic or a slidecast/slideshow and successfully proceed through the MOOC peer-review process. Refer to the Digital Information Literacy Rubric within Coursera.