Digital Literacy and Transformation Skills
BEKAM ACADEMY SEMINARS
Digital Literacy and Transformation Skills
Information and communication technologies, Emails, online applications, social networks and more are now part of our daily lives. Especially with the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals and institutions started to need digital technologies more. This channel, which is defined as the digitalization process, makes it mandatory for individuals to increase their digital literacy levels and for institutions to implement their digital transformation processes. It is also an important topic that digital technologies, which have a critical importance in participation in social life, need to increase their digital literacy skills so that they can be used effectively by civil society workers.
Our Digital Literacy and Digital Transformation Skills seminars aim to develop the skills that non-governmental organizations need in their digital transformation processes, from digital security to increasing internet-based institutional capacity, from making digital strategies and planning to working remotely.
One of the important elements feeding the digital transformation phenomenon has been the concept of Industry 4.0, which was introduced in 2011 at the Hannover fair in Germany. The 4th Industrial Revolution, introduced by Siemens company, is one of the most important factors leading to digital transformation. Especially the shift of production in the West towards Southeast Asia and China has changed the perspectives of Western statesmen. From this point of view, it has been focused on how production can be pulled back to the West.
The Internet has gone beyond just being the Internet, contributing to the interconnection of devices and their transformation into smart devices, leading to the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept. The connection of machines in production with each other, the communication of production resources with each other, called the Internet of Things, also revealed the concept of Connectivitiy.
Afterwards, the instantaneous data received from communication technologies reached large sizes, and the concept of Big Data emerged. Today, huge amounts of data are produced instantaneously around the world. The need to store the produced data has revealed the concept of Cloud. Today, all data and information in different social media channels are stored in a large data storage cloud.
These techno-digital developments have brought along security risks and revealed the concept of Cyber Security.
Along with all these, Artificial Intelligence studies, which will affect our world, our existence and everything deeply, have gained momentum. Artificial intelligence studies, the first studies of which were initiated by Alan Tureng in the 1940s, have come a long way especially in image processing and sound processing. In the industry, especially in quality separation processes, artificial intelligence and image processing are used intensively. One of the reasons why artificial intelligence is gaining momentum today (Big Data) is that data mining has come a long way.
What Will You Learn?
• General framework of fundamental digital transformation concepts such as Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Connectivitiy, Cloud and Cyber Security.
• Digital literacy and transformation concepts and their effects on civil society structures.
• Change in news and news channels in the digital age, the concepts of fake news and hate speech, and their social impact.
• Recognizing and understanding the target audience to be reached.
• Digital security basics and digital privacy actions.
• Disruptive technologies and their uses in the phenomenon of digitalization.
• The cultural dimension of the concept of digital transformation and its effects on working life.
• Strategy and planning skills that NGOs should have in their digital transformation processes.
• Digital platforms that CSOs can use to work remotely and digital planning of remote work.
How much time will you spend?
We are planning an 8-week period between (22.10.2022 – 10.12.2022) for our face-to-face -Digital Literacy and Digital Transformation” study. Our seminars will be held on Saturdays as an average of 1.5 hour presentations.
BEKAM (Science Education and Culture Research Center) 1st Floor Multi-Purpose Hall
Sessions will be archived live with video recording. It is planned that all the presentations will be broadcast on Bekam social media accounts and various media platforms.