This course examines how technology is used as a medium of communication, with a particular focus on Computer Mediated Communication (CMC), Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), and net meetings. It takes up how communication technology structures perceptions and interactions through web pages, digital stories and multimedia texts.
This course is based in social cognitive theory with supplemental attention toward theories of media ecology. There will be three primary areas of focus: computer mediated technology as an extension of traditional communication technologies, mobile technologies, and virtual worlds.
- Students will identify, analyze, compare and contrast modes of technologically mediated communication.
- Students will synthesize and interpret media and scholarship related to the technology of communication.