Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
EDS4010 New Media and Media Literacy in Education Fall 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. BERNA GÜLOĞLU
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course provides introductory information and application of skills and techniques necessary in the process of integrating new media specifically social media to the classroom. Primary areas of focus include new media tools and social media in addition to the educational games. This course will provide information and applications you might need to safely, knowledgeably, and creatively integrate new and social media into your classroom. This course will be particularly useful for the most efficient and cost-effective development of solutions to novel instructional problems.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
1. Map the ways the changing media landscape has impacted the way young people learn
2. Apply their theoretical understandings to the development of curricular resources for use in school or after school programs
3. Critique existing curricular resources designed to teach “the new media literacies”
4. Deploy course concepts in the development of an independent research project which makes a contribution

Course Content

This is an application course in which participants use their knowledge and skills to produce practical solutions to the problems given by the instructor or found by themselves as groups. Besides, students seek to provide an overview of our contemporary moment of media change, of the kinds of informal learning which is occurring in the context of participatory culture, of how schools are responding to the challenges posed by new media technologies, and of core debates between those who value and those who criticize the new media literacies. In order to maximize their learning, students will be encouraged to work with a real client to create products. It should be noted that this course does not teach development techniques for specific media, even though some media development may be required.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Review of Syllabus
2) Digital natives, new learning, digital literacy
3) Social Media and Education
4) Blogs, Wikis, Social Networks
5) Visual Media Instant Messaging Bookmarking, Mindmapping, Polls
6) Educational Games
7) Online documents, dropboxes, public share
8) Visual Media, Instant Messaging Bookmarking, Mindmapping, Polls
9) Media Literacy - Why should we teach media literacy?
10) Application
11) Application
12) Practical and in-class considerations - Presentations
13) Presentations
14) Final revisions and closure


Course Notes / Textbooks: Poore, M. (2013). Using social media in the classroom: A best practical guide. London: SAGE.
References: None

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 20
Homework Assignments 2 % 40
Project 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Project 1 60 60
Homework Assignments 2 20 40
Total Workload 142

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.