Detailed information about the course / exam 
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Module number (link to module description) Module title Module coordinator ECTS credits for module
Pro Horizont: Einführung in die Ethik der digitalen Kommunikation
Altmeppen, Klaus-Dieter

Course no.: Exam no.:
Course title: Exam title:
Introduction to Ethics of digital communication
Seminar (virtuell)
Language of lesson:
4/14/2021 - 7/14/2021
Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lecturer: Examiner:
Endres, Susanna
Exam type:
Exam mode:
Max. number of participants:
34 unlimited
Type of studies:
Study Pro
Learning objectives:
The students
• acquire basic knowledge and terminology of digitalization ethics
• are able to analyse fundamental ethical challenges associated with digitisation
• analyse and evaluate practical examples from a media ethical perspective
• can outline the legal challenges associated with digitisation and identify grey areas
• explore the effects of digitisation on the provision of information and journalistic reporting and assess the associated consequences for society as a whole
• analyse the ethical implications of their own actions in the digital space and take a critical position.
Keywords such as "Hate Speech", "Big Data", "Fake News" or "Filter Bubble" illustrate how communication has changed in the digital age and what opportunities and challenges digitality presents for our social coexistence. Nine modules approach the topic from different perspectives and with different emphases.
Through numerous self-control tasks, pin boards, forums and opinion polls, course participants are actively involved in the course and have the opportunity to exchange information with the course community. The online course is supplemented by face-to-face meetings at which ethical questions of digitality can be discussed on site.
Recommended prerequisites:
E-learning offer (URL):
Teaching and learning formats/course types:
Seminar and Blended Learning (2 SWS): The VHB-course "Introduction to the Ethics of
Digital Communication" is supplemented by classroom sessions.
Registration from… to:
3/16/2021 -
Last possible date of deregistration:
• Link to the online course: https://kurse.vhb.org/VHBPORTAL/kursprogramm/kursprogramm.jsp?Period=69&School=15&Section=201
Scheduled event/examination dates 
Date / Time Room Lecturer Comment
Wed 14.04.2021 18:30 - 8:00 PM Endres, Susanna
Wed 26.05.2021 18:30 - 8:00 PM Endres, Susanna
Wed 14.07.2021 18:30 - 8:00 PM Endres, Susanna