Digital Literacy

The online course in Digital Literacy offered by HSE University was designed to help the students acquire various competencies that will enable them to safely and effectively use digital technologies and Internet resources in an academic and professional context

  • Massive Open Online Course
  • Flexible Terms
  • 10 weeks (4 credits)
  • 26 hours
  • Online course
  • Certificate
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About the Course

The Digital Literacy course is a step-by-step guide covering various topics that will help you find your way around in the digital environment. We did our best to include the most essential insights and skills that can guarantee your success in the world of information technology. And we packed them all into one course. This course highlights some aspects that may seem simple but far from self-evident, like the parameters to keep in mind when looking for a new computer, the right ways to prevent online data theft, the inner workings of the Internet, and the laws that govern online activities. It also covers the basics of handling data and provides essential skills required for working with information sources, customizing table design, and doing simple analytics. You will find this extremely helpful not only for your time spent at the university but also at your future job

Course Objectives


What big data and open data are


Basic concepts of Machine Learning


How Machine Learning methods are used in everyday life

Learning Outcomes

1. To manage privacy, screen time and digital footprints

2. To publish and communicate information via social media

3. To collect reliable information from diverse sources

4. To be a digital citizen

Course Syllabus

Week 1. Introductory module

Week 2. Media literacy

Week 3. Computer literacy

Week 4. Computer security

Week 5. Internet literacy

Week 6. Technical literacy: Text documents and clouds

Week 7. Technical literacy: Data analysis basics

Week 8. Technical literacy: Presentations

Week 9. Academic literacy

Week 10. Data literacy

Week 11. Legal literacy on the Web


Акажанов Тимур
Приглашенный преподаватель

Бражник Татьяна
Приглашенный преподаватель

Сапунова Алёна Сергеевна
Факультет компьютерных наук: Менеджер

Шипи Элиф Аладдиновна
Школа коммуникаций: Приглашенный преподаватель

Лапшинова Анастасия Эдуардовна
Приглашенный преподаватель

Теванян Элен Арамовна
Центр непрерывного образования: Эксперт

Карабекян Даниел Самвелович
Департамент теоретической экономики: Доцент

Соколов Евгений Андреевич
Департамент больших данных и информационного поиска: Руководитель департамента

Журавлев Михаил Сергеевич
Институт права цифровой среды: Старший научный сотрудник

Чмель Кирилл Шамилевич
Школа коммуникаций: Приглашенный преподаватель


a wide audience

to take part in the course, you will need a computer with Internet access and some free memory to install the required software, a Google account, and a pre-installed MS Office package

Graduation Document




Learning Activities



Low-Stakes Assignments


High-Stakes Assignments

Final test