Digital Information and Communication
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Course title in Estonian
Digitaalne informatsioon ja kommunikatsioon
Course title in English
Digital Information and Communication
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
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lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
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Course aims
To provide a systematic overview of media and communication theories, methods and applications in the digital age. Create opportunities to understand the role of digitisation and digital information in contemporary society.
Provide pre-requisites to manage and curate digital information.
Brief description of the course
Theories, methods and applications of media and communication in the digital era.
Information management, metadata, digital revolution, development of information systems, digital media, digital documents, digital libraries and other memory institutions.
Methods of searching, gathering, filtering and curating digital information.
Creation, redesigning and presenting of digital information and artefacts through different media channels and types (text, video, micromessages etc.).
Digitisation of information and artefacts, and technologies of digitation.
Authorship, copyright, licences related to authorship, ethical issues of the digital age.
Patterns of communication and interaction: development and influence on society.
Digital discourse and dialogue
Information systems and their communication (digital ecosystems).
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows the contemporary theories and methods of media and communication, and is able to apply them appropriately;
- understands the role of digital information and communication in contemporary society;.
- is able to manage and curate digital information, to create and present it through appropriate channels;
- knows the ethical and copyright aspects related to the creation of information;
- has knowledge of the interaction of information systems.
Marianne Paimre
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