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ΕΕ14 -Digital and Information Technology Literacy

Tutor: Athanassios Jimoyiannis

Semester: 4th
ECTS: 4.5

Short Description:

The general objective of this course is for students a) to understand the epistemological framework of digital literacy and its impact on personal and social life, and b) to develop a broad view of digital literacy policies. Emphasis is placed on social media and the use of Web 2.0 applications.

The content is structured along four axes:

  • •    Digital literacy
  • •    Information technology literacy and formal education curriculum
  • •    Social media
  • •    Digital literacy policies


Specific objectives of the course are for students to be able

  • to develop an integrated view of digital literacy as an independent scientific field
  • to critically examine the Informatics and ICT curricula for comprehensive education
  • to recognise the role and the impact of social media (Web 2.0) in personal and social lives
  • to be aware of and analyse the national and European policies about digital literacy.

Learning Outcomes:

After having completed this course, students will be able

  • to recognise the dimensions of digital literacy
  • to understand the factors of digital divide and its impact on individuals and societies
  • to be aware of the Informatics and ICT curricula in education
  • to familiarise themselves with Web 2.0 applications and to analyse their role in education and the modern society
  • to develop a complete view of digital literacy policies at national and European level.


The course comprises lectures on theoretical subjects and learning tasks in the computer laboratory and the e-learning platform. The course is supported by a specific e-learning platform that has been set by the eLearning Research Group (


Student assessment is based on individual assignments (20%), a group project during the semester (30%), and the final written exams (50%).


Course folder (instructor’s notes, worksheets, articles, online sources etc.), which is updated every academic year.