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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY328 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to improve aptitude for recognizing and explaining the changes that occur in the fulfilment and management of public services in today's world where advanced information, communication and technological development take place.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include concepts as in What is the digital age? E-service understanding in public administration; What is e-government, e-governance, e-democracy, e-citizen? What is the development and are stages in political, economic, technological and social terms? comparison of strengths and weaknesses of e-government application, explanation and discussion of e-governance, e-democracy, e-citizen concepts, normative values and ethics in public administration in the digital age, the future of e-government applications in the World and Turkey.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Analyze the impact of digitalization on public administration.
List the development and stages of e-government with political, economic, social and technological effects.
Explain e-government application as a tool for developing and facilitating public services with its strengths and weaknesses.
Assess e-service understanding in public administration over e-governance, e-democracy, e-citizen applications.
Compare e-government applications in the World and in Turkey.
Explain the basic policy issues related to the Internet and e-government, including democracy, social equality, digital division, privacy and security.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the Course and the Syllabus Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading What is the digital age? Introduction to the Effects of Public Administration Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading E-service understanding in public administration; e- government, e- governance, e- democracy, e-citizen Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading What is e-government? What is the development and are stages in political, economic, technological and social terms? Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading E-government Application in Public Administration Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Comparison of strengths and weaknesses of e-government application Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Financing, Administration, Providing Attendance in the E-government Application Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Explanation of And Discussion on E-Governance, E- Democracy, E-Citizen Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Education and Research on Public Administration in The Digital Age Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
11 Reading Bureaucracy in The Digital Age Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
12 Reading Normative Values and Ethics in Public Administration in the Digital Age Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
13 Reading Public Administration in the Digital Age Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
14 Reading The Future of E-Government Applications in the World and Turkey. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
15 Reading General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Ustuner, Y. (2011) “Kamu Yonetimi ve Teknoloji”. KAYFOR 2010. TODAIE Publishing No: 360
Yildirim, M. (2011). E-Devlet ve Yurttas Odakli Kamu Yonetimi. Ankara: Nobel Publications. Page: 99-106.
West, D. M. (2007) Digital Government: Technology and Public Sector Performance. Oxford: Princeton University Press.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 14 2 28
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 4 5 20
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 5 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0