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Graduate seminar on computer-mediated communication

GRADS@WORK Recent changes cause by COVID-19 have forced classes online at many institutions, including Penn State. Nevertheless, class discussion moves forward in the CAS department. Here is a picture of a graduate seminar on computer-mediated communication happening over computer-mediated communication. This class generally focuses on whether and how the features and affordances of technology shape aspects of interactions, relationships, and well-being. This session focused on how technology influences users’ health and featured a presentation by CAS PhD student Yuwei Li. Topics ranged from how people seek health information, how expertise is signaled, how robots can assist with health communication, and how people utilize the health information they find online. Students were dispersed throughout the community but came together to discuss research in thoughtful ways, while also taking advantage of some unique features of the platform.

GRADS@WORK

Recent changes cause by COVID-19 have forced classes online at many institutions, including Penn State. Nevertheless, class discussion moves forward in the CAS department. Here is a picture of a graduate seminar on computer-mediated communication happening over computer-mediated communication. This class generally focuses on whether and how the features and affordances of technology shape aspects of interactions, relationships, and well-being. This session focused on how technology influences users’ health and featured a presentation by CAS PhD student Yuwei Li. Topics ranged from how people seek health information, how expertise is signaled, how robots can assist with health communication, and how people utilize the health information they find online. Students were dispersed throughout the community but came together to discuss research in thoughtful ways, while also taking advantage of some unique features of the platform.