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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»

07
Апрель

Research Seminar: Digital Literacy

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
1
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The research seminar is aimed at getting students acquainted with the basics of digital literacy. The students learn the key concepts and principles of the media, computer, Internet literacy, privacy and Internet security, which are essential for conducting academic research. They also learn the principles of information search, academic literacy and academic presentations.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course aims at forming a coherent knowledge of the recent developments in digital techologies as well as in widespreas practices of digital communication. In addition it aims at preparint students for the Digital Literacy exam.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The student is able to protect their digital identity and ensure the hygiene of their digital space (for example, on social networks and when using the news feed).
  • The student is able to use modern means of communication to organize group work and educational interactions (e-mail, instant messengers, systems for organizing group information storage spaces)
  • The student is able to create, use and ensure the functionality of his own digital space (is able to select the necessary devices for his tasks, configure it for his own work, connect it to the required resources, protect the devices, their system and network using the correct configuration of devices, networks, anti-virus / anti-spam systems )
  • The student is able to behave safely and ethically on the Internet (knows how to use app stores, knows how to distinguish fake media messages from real ones, check the quality of information, knows how to distinguish a spam email from a real one, knows how to distinguish a real site from a phishing one, knows how to use a secure connection to sites)
  • The student is able to independently master digital tools to solve emerging problems by accessing information sources on the Internet and the internal help of the tools
  • The student is able to organize office work using modern office systems, such as MS Office, LibreOffice, Google Docs, archiving systems: knows how to prepare documents in accordance with design standards, use spreadsheets for simple processing and visualization of data, prepare presentations for reports on their own work , archiving and unpacking archives;
  • The student is able to use personal data and information technology in accordance with state requirements, including in the field of personal data protection
  • The student is able to correctly use software and the work of other people, taking into account licensing requirements
  • The student is able to search and select information to organize his work on the Internet and among ready-made text files and spreadsheets
  • The student is able to analyze his own and others’ work with digital resources, create and optimize instructions for himself and his colleagues, follow instructions
  • The student is able to structure information and determine the rules for storing and structuring information
  • The student is able to evaluate the possibilities of big data and answer questions from a specialist about a problem in his field
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • DG1. Introduction. Media Literacy
  • DG2. Computer Literacy
  • DG3. Computer Security
  • DG4. Internet Literacy
  • DG5. Technical Literacy: Documents and Clouds
  • DG6. Technical Literacy: Data Analysis Basics
  • DG7. Technical Literacy: Presentations
  • DG8. Academic Literacy
  • DG9. Data Literacy
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class Tests
    In-class tests represent a set of quizzes taking place at the beginning of each seminar. Each test includes from 1 to 5 open and multiple-choice questions. There is a 10-scale grade for each test. For each correct answer a student gets from 1 to 4 points depending on the question. The final grade for this assignment represents a median value of all test results.
  • non-blocking Group Presentation
    In each academic group, students are divided into five teams. Each team is expexted to prepare the presetation on one of the topic, broadening a our knowledge on the sphere of digital history and history of information. The presentation is to last no more than 10 minutes, followed by a Q&A session, List of the topics: - History of the Internet - Hystory of the Scientific Citation Indexes - History of the Scientific Citation Styles - History of the Languages of Programming - History of the Mobile Telephony The presentation should cover the following points: - How the phenomenon appeared - How does it function/functioned in the past - What rivalry projects existed/exist and what is the difference between them - What is the common standart now and why
  • non-blocking Exam
    Exam is a two-part quiz, which consist of the theoretical part and practical part. It has 16 questions which cover the content of the course.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.35 * Exam + 0.25 * Group Presentation + 0.4 * In-class Tests
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Information Resources Management Association. (2013). Digital Literacy : Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Information Science Reference.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Wheelan, C. (2013). Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data. Campaigns & Elections (2010), 34(316), 12. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=f5h&AN=86921729