Definition: Focus fields are areas of activity that connect different research fields and work with the key issues in the society rather than studies or academic research.
Focus Field: Digital and Media Culture
Aim: To help develop a user friendly digital culture and media environment.
Philosophy: Tallinn University focuses on developing innovative software solutions and their methods of usage, mostly in the education sphere. We are pioneers in developing digital literacy, researching the interaction between humans and computers and developing digital didactics and learning software.
Tallinn University is aiming for a leading role in the Baltic and Nordic area in e-learning, digital library studies, interaction design and research into didactics of mathematics.
New technology has changed peoples lives during one generation more than ever before, making the so-called new literacy vital in learning, consuming services and (media) products as well as creating new values. This means that in addition to traditional text-based communication, we must be able to forward our message or tell our story on various screens, but also be able to learn in collaborative processes. A new area in this field is called learning games.
The aim of the digital and media culture focus field is to help develop creative professionals, who have the ability to create a modern visual world and enrich the culture of Estonia and the world by merging different areas of study.