Dr. Kelshaw’s proposed panel, “Oh, the Humanity! Innovative Courses that Move Digitally Mediated People from Conceptions to Ethical Practices,” has been scheduled for the 111th annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association in Baltimore this April.
Co-sponsored by the Theory & Methodology and Philosophy of Communication interest groups, the panel explores higher ed courses that aim to inculcate habits of mutual personhood in interpersonal, organizational, societal, and global contexts, with concerns for the challenges and opportunities of this digitally mediated Social Age. Presenters discuss annotated syllabi that explicate their courses’ issues, theoretical concepts, and practices, answering the questions: What does it mean to be a person in this day and age, and what novel communication practices are required to actualize this?
Todd will chair the session (which features scholars from Duquesne University, Marist College, Manhattan College, and Geneva College) and present on his course-in-development, “Being a Person in the Age of Big Data.”