Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803002962018DIGITAL LITERACYElective244
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to enable students to use digital tools and digital media effectively, to gain access to digital content, to analyze and to research and to produce their own basic digital content.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Yurdagül Bezirgan Arar
Learning Outcomes
1Knows about concepts and terms of digital culture, platforms and technologies.
2Gains the ability to use digital platforms and digital media effectively and consciously.
3Can produce basic contents for digital platforms.
4Gains the ability allocate risks and benefits for content on digital platforms.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The content of the course consists of the themes of being a conscious user and a producer in digital culture and digital culture. These themes cover the conceptual framework, use, basic strategies, risks and benefits, information access, sharing, control and production of digital technologies and digital platforms.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The concept and scope of dijital literacy Lecture
2Digital culture, generations and identities Lecture
3Digital technologies and digital based platforms Lecture
4Access to information and research in digital age Lecture
5The fonctioning of algorithms Lecture
6Privacy and security in digital ageLecture
7Piracy and hacker cultureLecture
8Midterm Exam
9Digital citizenship Lecture
10Knowledge in digital platforms: Sharing, quality and accuracyLecture
11Digital fact checking tools and platformsLecture
12Digital contents: Reading the types and analyzing.Lecture
13Basic content production on digital platforms ILecture
14Basic content production on digital platforms IILecture
15Digital shopping and consumption cultureLecture
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Handley, A. – Chapman, C.C. (2012), Dijital Çağda İçerik Yönetiminin Kuralları, İstanbul: Mediacat Yayıncılık. 2) Hall, F. (2014). Dijital Yayıncılık. İstanbul: Profil Yayıncılık. 3) Türkoğlu, T. (2013). Dijital Tefekkür, İstanbul: Beyaz Yayınları. 4) Palfrey, J. and Gasser, U. (2016), Doğuştan Dijital, İstanbul: İKÜ Yayınları. 5) Chatfield, T. (2013). Dijital Çağa Nasıl Uyum Sağlarız. İstanbul: Sel Yayıncılık.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Practice2612
Field Work122
Individual Study for Homework Problems12336
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO15             
LO2  343 3       
LO3    5  3      
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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