ARTS005 Life in cyberspace

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
RNDr. Michal Černý (lecturer)
PhDr. Martin Krčál, DiS. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Marek (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavlína Mazáčová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Kateřina Čížková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 14:00–15:40 B2.13
! PROGRAM ( B - ISK_ ) || ( PROGRAM ( B - ISK_ ) && ( ARTS001 Cognitive Sciences ) || ( ARTS002 Approaches to language ) || ( ARTS003 K aktuálním otázkám současné kultury, především hudby a divadla ) || ( ARTS007 Germánské literatury – nositelé Nobelovy ceny za literaturu ) || ( ARTS010 Dějiny Mongolska a stepních říší ) || ( ARTS011 Proměny křesťanské Evropy: Vize, kritika, diskuse ) || ( ARTS015 Člověk mezi kulturou a přírodou: Základy interdisciplinárního výzkumu ) || ( ARTS016 Medieval Literary Life ) || ( ARTS017 Life after Death in Arts ) || ( ARTS018 ))
The course does not define any prerequisites.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 111/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
Course objectives
Are you one of students who are surrounded by online applications, modern technologies and their various tweaks, but do you need to be better oriented to serve you, not to be their servants? Or do you still refuse modern technology so far, but how do you use it for everyday life and study or work? A new course MUNI is intended for both categories of students. The content of the course complements the 21st century student curriculum with the necessary competency framework. Its goal is to provide students with a theoretical and practical basis that will enable them to use modern technology efficiently and routinely for routine activities of their lives and to think critically about technologies.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
  • Recognize the basic trends, problems and challenges of moving a college student in cyberspace;
  • Know the right online tools for different areas of your life (shopping, entertainment, hobbies, travel, health, finance management, government contact, etc.);
  • Choose in cyberspace specific technologies and tools that are useful for personal and professional development and lifelong learning - for example, an appropriate online platform for reading and communication management; for self-quantification, for example, when moving in nature and on a normal day; a suitable course for online study and successful study; a tool for creating and managing notes or calendars; online finance management platform, etc .;
  • be familiar with online tools for personal information management;
  • Design your own personal information environment and manage and develop it effectively.
  • Syllabus
    • 1. Education in cyberspace I - in this block we will focus on the phenomenon of transforming education in connection with the advent of modern technologies. How do you create a personal learning environment? What are MOOCs and what can be of interest? What is needed for studying online courses and how to proceed in the case of study so that you can complete the course? And how and why are we actually learning?
    • 2. Education in cyberspace II - in this section, we will focus on open education, open sources and self-directed learning. At the same time, we open up the topic of human-AI cooperation and show some practical information.
    • 3. Automation tools for life in cyberspace - together we focus on tools that can greatly simplify work and automate everyday activities. In addition to practical tips, we will also stop on topics such as robotization, the basics of algorithmic thinking, Smart City, IoT, smart household or smart dust.
    • 4. Ecosystem in cyberspace I - in this block we will focus on how to organize your own information and knowledge (personal information and knowledge management) and personal time management - with online tools ranging from notes, tasks to calendars or mails, etc.
    • 5. Ecosystem in cyberspace II - lecture will focus on collaboration and sharing in the digital environment and appropriate tools for its development.
    • 6. The world around me - practice raises the question of active citizenship at a time when a large part of the interaction is associated with the digital environment. It covers topics such as e-government, open government, democracy and social networks, open science, cyberterrorism, network neutrality and others.
    • 7. Humanities and cultivation of aesthetics in cyberspace - the lecture will focus on Digital Humanities in the context of the academic environment, and on what surrounds us in cyberspace, also in leisure time and to enhance the spirit - eg memory institutions (libraries and collections, repositories), open education in humanities, etc.
    • 8. Presentation and publishing in cyberspace - the lecture will introduce interesting and appropriate online tools and platforms for university students for self publishing and management of personal publishing output for educational and self-development needs.
    • 9. Lesson is canceled. In the classroom B2.13 is a feast for the Humanities Week of Sciences
    • 10. My cyber(in)security - who sees everything we do on the Internet? How to achieve anonymity and protect your privacy? And what makes such protection redeemed? The lecture will focus on the phenomenon of anonymization and surveillance in cyberspace, on the topic of digital traces, misinformation, data leaks, security and privacy in the context of university life and study.
    • 11. Open data for citizens in cyberspace - the phenomenon of open data is changing the way of civic participation. In some countries, opening is self-sustaining; This is one of the reasons why we will look at ways of accessing data in our country (eg through Act 106/1999) and what the existence of open data can lead to: fact-checking services, contract registers, etc. We will also talk about the importance of opening data in science.
    • 12. Cyberspace - challenges, pitfalls, limits, experiences, questions - common reflection, discussion.
      recommended literature
    • ČERNÝ, Michal. Jak učit sám sebe. 1. vyd. Brno: BizBooks, 2016. 176 s. ISBN 978-80-265-0519-8.
    • ČERNÝ, Michal. Digitální informační kurátorství jako univerzální edukační přístup: Pragmatická edukační teorie a její prakticko-výzkumná implementace. 2. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 2019. 206 s. ISBN 978-80-210-9233-4.
      not specified
    • WHITTAKER, Steve; SIDNER, Candace. Email overload: exploring personal information management of email. Culture of the Internet, 1997, 277-295.
    • The conservative turnLionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the lessons of anti-communism. Edited by Michael Kimmage. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2009. xiv, 419 p. ISBN 0674032586. info
    Teaching methods
    Lectures, discussions, individual tasks.
    Assessment methods (in Czech)
    Pro úspěšné ukončení předmětu je třeba: - vypracovat 6 mikroúkolů navázaných na přednášky (tedy 50 % mikroúkolů) - zvládnout závěrečný test zahrnující otázky reflektující obsah jednotlivých přednášek (otázky budou studenti dostávat průběžně, vždy do 14 dnů po přednášce)
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    The course is taught annually.
    Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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