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Digital Literacy: Sustainable Development in the Information Age

Gain key digital literacy skills to better understand the information you encounter and how you can contribute to sustainability.

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Digital Literacy: Sustainable Development in the Information Age

348 enrolled on this course

  • 7 weeks

  • 1 hour per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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    7 weeks
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Explore SDG4 and the importance of quality education

We now live in an age where large amounts of information is widely available to many people. Because of this, it’s important for everyone to develop their digital literacy in order to understand the information they are presented with.

On this seven-week course, you’ll gain crucial digital literacy skills, focusing on security, media, and legal literacy.

What’s more, you’ll learn how digital literacy can help you achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4, which focuses on quality education. Education plays an important role in achieving a sustainable society. On the course, you’ll learn how you can contribute to this.

Gain information security awareness

You’ll start by discovering the importance of security literacy, particularly in the wake of digital transformation and cloud technology. As part of this, you’ll develop your information security awareness.

Next, you’ll gain an understanding of security literacy. This will help you determine what makes a good password and the threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC).

Develop your media literacy

You’ll then explore how the internet has completely changed the world, affecting the media and their audience.

This exploration will help you develop your media literacy to ensure you can spot fake news and understand online public opinion and the influence of social media.

Finally, you’ll explore legal literacy in the digital age. You’ll unpack the legal challenges in the metaverse, cryptocurrency, and more to understand the laws that protect us on the internet.

Learning from the experts at Chung Yuan Christian University and using real-world events, you’ll finish the course with a better understanding of digital literacy and how you can use this to promote SDGs.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Welcome to the course

    • Course Introduction

      An introduction to the course and the instructors (promotion video extended version).

  • Week 2

    Chapter 1: Security literacy after the digital transformation and cloud technology

    • Information Security and Cyber Security

      Introduction to information security and cyber security.

    • Information security cases in the financial sector

      Analyze different information security incidents in the financial sector with real-world cases.

    • Crisis of Confidence

      An introduction to phishing email and Vhishing

    • Information Security Awareness

      An introduction to information security awareness

    • Assignments

      Quiz and discussion

  • Week 3

    Chapter 2: Security literacy after the digital transformation and cloud technology

    • Can you tell me what is a good password

      Introduction to creating a good password

    • Good password

      Introduction to creating a good password

    • Social Engineering

      Introduction to Social Engineering

    • Business Email Compromise (BEC)

      Introduction to Business Email Compromise

    • Assignments

      Quiz and discussion

  • Week 4

    Chapter 3: Media Literacy in the Information Age

    • The Internet is changing the world

      Introduction to the Internet

    • Cultivating a Worldview on the Internet

      Introduction to cultivating a worldview on the Internet.

    • How Internet affects Media and their Audience?

      Introduction to how Internet affects Media and their Audience.

    • Online Public Opinion: Virtual and Reality

      Introduction to Online Public Opinion: Virtual and Reality.

    • Assignments

      Quiz and discussion

  • Week 5

    Chapter 4: Media Literacy in the Information Age

    • Online Public Opinion: Stereotypes

      Introduction to Online Public Opinion: Stereotypes

    • Fake News

      Introduction to Fake News

    • The influence of social media

      Introduction to the influence of social media.

    • Embrace the Future

      Introduction to Embracing the Future

    • Assignments

      Quiz and discussion

  • Week 6

    Chapter 5: Multi-Partnerships for Sustainable Development in the Digital Age

    • Transfer of Legal Paradigms from Capitalism to Inclusive Development [SDGs]

      Introduction to Transfer of Legal Paradigms from Capitalism to Inclusive Development [SDGs]

    • Social Innovation and Digital Transformation

      Introduction to Social Innovation and Digital Transformation

    • Fintech Innovation and Inclusive Finance

      Introduction to Fintech Innovation and Inclusive Finance

    • Digital Governance and Open Government

      Introduction to Digital Governance and Open Government

    • Assignments

      Quiz and discussion

  • Week 7

    Chapter 6: Legal Literacy in the Digital Age

    • Legal Relationships and Challenges of the Metaverse

      Introduction to Legal Relationships and Challenges of the Metaverse

    • Introduction to Blockchain, Virtual Currency, and NFT Law

      Introduction to Blockchain, Virtual Currency, and NFT Law

    • Restrictions on Freedom of Expression and Cyberbullying

      Introduction to Restrictions on Freedom of Expression and Cyberbullying

    • Online Use Security and Personal Data Protection Act

      Introduction to Online Use Security and Personal Data Protection Act

    • Assignments

      Quiz and discussion

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop basic understanding of information security and cyber security
  • Create a safe password using different methods
  • Identify the most common social engineering
  • Develop basic understanding of the internet and social media
  • Identify fake news
  • Develop basic understanding of Sustainable Development Goals
  • Discuss the laws that are in place to protect us on the Internet

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in digital literacy and sustainable development goals.

It will also be useful for those who want to know more about information security, fake news, and legal issues on the internet.

Who will you learn with?

In 2021, Chinese Culture University established the "College of Sustainability and Innovation" and developed courses related to SDGs and improving learner's quality of life.

Who developed the course?

Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU)

Chung Yuan Christian University is a private university in Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The university was established as Chung Yuan Christian College of Science and Engineering in 1955 by a group of Taiwanese and American Christian educators to train science and engineering talent in the Christian spirit.

  • Established

    1955
  • Location

    Zhongli, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • World ranking

    Top 1000Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

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