Digital Culture and Ethics

Digital Culture and Ethics focuses on the impact of interacting with new media on society. In this course, the integration of new technologies in societies will be critically examined both regarding their positive and negative impact in our lives. Being able to identify and elaborate on how new media affect us, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of designing digital human experiences. Eventually, by the end of the course, you will design and present an educational project aiming to have meaningful impact to society.

Responsibilities


Distinctions

Biography

ECTS Credits : 2

Learning objectives

Be able to identify the technologic integration on different fields of human activity and critically examine its impact (whether positive or negative).

Understand the principles of designing digital experiences with a focus on accessible learning interfaces.

Be introduced to designing digital learning experiences aiming at improving people’s lives.


Course content

The course is organised in 3 main topics:

(20 hours)

  1. Critical perspective of digital cultures
  2. Design of human learning experiences
  3. Design for change

Assessment and evaluation

The evaluation is going to be a combination of:

A first assignment where you will have to write an essay on a chosen topic which should contain between 1000-2000 words and can include any type of media, including text, images, videos, etc.

A second assignment where you will be asked to propose a project that will have a positive impact to your society or the world in a form of a Business Model Canvas.



Teacher

George Kalmpourtzis, Infinitivity Design Labs (France)