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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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