Week One: Learning to Cope With Our Robot Overlords

How Technology Has Influenced Human Communication


Human progress is marked by the development and integration of tools to enhance our humanity. Unlike many dystopian science fiction novels that attribute the downfall of man to the rise of machines, communication science tells a markedly different story. Technology has brought us closer to our past and to each other, highlighting the strengths of our humanity as well as the limitations that can be overcome by using new technology. For this module, students will be introduced to the basic principles of the human-computer-human communication process so that they can better understand the role of technology in the human communication process.


Day 1: “CMC: What is it?”

Day 2: “We are all Media! Technological Determinism and You”

Day 3: Mid-week Tweet-up, #WVUCommMOOC

Day 4: “Web1, Web2, Web3”

Day 5: “Power in Numbers, Power in Crowds, Power in Us”

Encore: “Director’s Cut”

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February 15th

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February 9th

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February 7th

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Day Three – Tweet-Up!

February 6th

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Day Two!

February 5th

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February 4th

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One more day!

February 4th

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Pardon our dust…

February 2nd

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Course Description

February 2nd

Human progress is marked by the development and integration of tools to enhance our humanity. Unlike many dystopian science fiction novels that attribute the downfall ...Read More...(No Comment)

Learning Goals

February 2nd

Upon completion of this MOOC module, students completing this module should be able to: * identify and understand the basic scientific theories and concepts of human-computer-human ...Read More...(No Comment)