Drawing on existing theory and research, this course examines issues of usage, adoption, and performance of new and established communication technologies in the workplace and other contexts. The course also considers opportunities and challenges that mediated communication presents for both users of these tools and society more generally. The course will expose students to a range of new technologies used by people to coordinate, collaborate, and communication with one another. (Offered every spring semester)
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Identify new communication technologies (and key features/dimensions) relevant to the workplace and other contexts.
- Name and summarize major theories relevant to the study of new communication technologies.
- Recognize and discuss key scholars and research findings regarding the topics and technologies discussed in class.
- Apply theory and research from the communication technology literature in writing assignments, class discussion, as well as in your own work experience.
- Train others about an issue related to new media based on existing theory and research from class.