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Technology affects communication; but how? Does increased speed and convenience lead to less substantive dialogue? Do texting and Facebook alter our perception of truth, credibility, and priority, influence our values, and affect our relationships?

Digital Communication

Recommended Journals

To access the following journals, click on Journals & Periodicals under Quick Links above.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

New Media and Society

Information, Communication & Society

Convergence

First Monday

Electronic Journal of Communication

Journal of Electronic Publishing

Communications of the ACM

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

journal of Interactive Media in Education

Computers in Human Behavior

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GSCO 199.04: Communication in the Digital Age

KECK RESEARCH SEMINAR PROGRAM

Communication In the Digital Age

Technology affects communication; but how? Does increased speed and convenience lead to less substantive dialogue? Do texting and Facebook alter our perception of truth, credibility, and priority, influence our values, and affect our relationships? Are there long-term effects? What are our perceptions about their use, and do these perceptions matter? Disruptive technology is nothing new. Life changed when the printing press made books more widely available. Telephones dramatically increased the speed of business communication vs. bicycle messengers. Can our engagement with technology be informed by lessons of the past? Can critical thinking about using technology equip us to maximize its benefits and reduce its negative impact? In this class students will consider the impact of technology on communication-how we view ourselves and our audience and the implied, explicit, and perceived meaning of our messages. Students will conduct research on some facet of technology-assisted communication as it impacts the world or individuals socially. Students will propose research projects with both theoretical and practical implications and design research to investigate these questions.

Instructor: Chris Stivers