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Course overview

The consequences of too much engagement with and too much use of the Internet and the New Media on the quality of life are examined in this course. Emphasis is laid on the fact that a “mindful” use of these media is the key to being a successful user today, while the amount of time one spends on the internet is also accounted for. The sharp rise in the use of the social media and the way it changes the new technological landscape is also discussed.

Course Description

The negative consequences of too much engagement with and use of the Internet and the New Media on the quality of life are examined in this course. The negative consequences are compared to the positive outcomes of the use of technology in terms of the bulk of work produced as a result of saving time and space in communication and the element of people of different standards being brought together as they take part in the same dialogue; this which activates fluidness in speech. Evidence on the sharp increase of time spent online is highlighted, with the use of online technology no longer being optional. The need for a ‘mindful’ use of digital technology, is discussed, meaning that one should be aware of what he/she is doing on the web and cultivating an ongoing inner inquiry into how he/she wants to spend web time. The amount of time spent producing results and the amount of time wasted on unproductive thoughts, conversations and actions is looked into and whether time spent on the web is contributing to progress in life is accounted for.

Topics covered

The course covers the following topics:

  • Consequences of too much engagement with the Internet and the Νew Μedia
  • Effect on professional performance and productivity
  • People of different interests and standards engaging in dialogues
  • Sharp increase in time spent
  • The importance of skills associated with the use technology
  • Literacy in the use of technology in the media .
  • Bregman’s Suggestion of two lists with media activity per day
  • The ‘mindful’ use of the digital media
  • The Office of Communications Research in UK
  • Media influence on the human psyche/manifestation/symptoms

Course Duration:

This course may take up to 1.5 hour to be completed. However, actual study time differs as each learner uses their own training pace.

The course is addressed to:

This course is addressed to all individuals who use the internet for professional or private purposes, researches who are interested for the consequences of too much engagement with and too much use of the Internet and the Νew Μedia on the quality of life and in general anyone who is interested to learn how the internet and computers may become an addiction.

Training Method

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of power point presentations and examples. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

At the end of the course, participants take a Quiz to complete the course and earn a Certificate of Completion once the Quiz has been passed successfully.

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Dr Niki Menelaou was born in Nicosia. She is a researcher and an instructor who specialises in the area of Media and Culture. She holds a BSc degree in Social Science and Administration from Τhe London School of Economics and Political Science, a Masters degree on Media and Culture and a Doctorate Degree on Cultural Administration and Policy from Middlesex University, UK. She also holds a Music degree from the Greek Conservatory of Athens. For a number of years she worked as a journalist and programmes’ producer in the field of Culture at “O Logos” radio-TV channel and as a Cultural Officer at the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus. Niki has been a Lecturer at the Department of Journalism at Frederick University as well as a local adviser of postgraduate studies at the Institute of Work Based Learning at Middlesex University.
In 2014 and 2015 she served as an “Associate Fellow” of the EuroMed Academy of Business and since December 2016 she is an academic member of the Communications Institute of Greece.

In the field of Media and Culture she published the book “Selected Writings on Media and Culture” (En Tipis Publications, 2011) and a significant number of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. She participated as a in numerous conferences in Cyprus and abroad. She is also a musician and composer and has published the compact discs ‘Voices and Memories’, ’Another Era’ and ’Beautiful Times’.

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