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  • Global Challenges in the 21st Century in Promoting Active Citizenship and Civic Education


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    Education in migration societies: role of languages for social cohesion, civic participation and successful education

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    Conflicting rights and values

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    Tolerance in a plural society - Different approaches towards "Others"

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    Digital Citizenship in the Globally Connected World

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    Sirje Virkus: Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia


    As we rapidly move into a digital world, paradigm shifts are impacting both our social and economic structure. The aim of the UNIT is to promote responsible digital citizenship, the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use in an ever changing technological environment. In this UNIT students will learn about digital citizenship and how they can be safe and secure, as well as smart and effective participants in the digital world. They will gain an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of digital citizens, how they personally fit into the digital world, and how to embody healthy attributes of a digital citizen. The course content will address Ribble’s nine elements of digital citizenship1. Digital Access 2. Digital Commerce 3. Digital Communication 4. Digital Literacy 5. Digital Etiquette 6. Digital Law  7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities 8. Digital Health and Wellness 9. Digital Security.

    Rationale

    As we rapidly move into a digital world, paradigm shifts are impacting both our social and economic structure. The aim of the UNIT is to promote responsible digital citizenship, the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use in an ever changing technological environment. In this UNIT students will learn about digital citizenship and how they can be safe and secure, as well as smart and effective participants in the digital world. They will gain an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of digital citizens, how they personally fit into the digital world, and how to embody healthy attributes of a digital citizen. The course content will address Ribble’s nine elements of digital citizenship: 1. Digital Access 2. Digital Commerce 3. Digital Communication 4. Digital Etiquette 5. Digital Health and Wellness 6. Digital Law 7. Digital Literacy 8. Digital Rights and Responsibilities 9. Digital Security.

    Objectives

    • To develop an understanding of the key concepts and elements of digital citizenship;
    • To develop an awareness and understanding of wide range of social, political, ethical and technological issues affecting the development of a digital citizen;
    • To develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen and related issues of privacy and security in a digital world;
    • To develop an awareness and understanding of professional and ethical standards, social responsibility and etiquette in digital information environment;
    • To develop an understanding of issues related to digital health and wellness;
    • To develop transliteracy skills (information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy, data literacy);
    • To develop skills to participate respectfully and responsibly in an online community.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon on successful completion of this subject, students should:

    • be able to demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and elements of digital citizenship;
    • be able to identify and discuss the wide range of social, political, ethical and technological issues affecting the development of a digital citizen;
    • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen and related issues of privacy and security in an online world;
    • to understand the pitfalls and potential of social media including for example, the risks and benefits of using “free” services, catfishing, identity theft, internet trolling and cyberbullying;
    • be able to develop transliteracy skills (information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy, data literacy) and engage in professional dialogue in digital environments;
    • be able to understand professional and ethical standards, social responsibility and etiquette in digital information environment,
    • be able to understand and discuss issues related to digital health and wellness;
    • be able to participate respectfully and responsibly in an online community.

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    Digital tools

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    Teaching Methods and Tools