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#IT-03-26 Building Human Connection in a Digital World

  • Categories Autumn SaleIT
  • Duration 12h
  • Total Enrolled 4
  • Last Update August 18, 2021

About Course



Harness the power of technology to connect better with others on and offline

This course will help you to better understand how technology is changing the way we interact and reflect on ways we can use technology to reduce social isolation.

Over two weeks, you’ll build your skills in communication, collaboration and critical thinking, as you explore how technology can be used to solve the challenge of isolation.

How does the online world impact communication?

Alongside a global community of learners, you’ll examine the highs and lows of online communication – exploring how it can impact people’s well-being and the barriers that need to be overcome to create meaningful and truthful connections in the online world.

Using lockdown as a case in point, you’ll also have the chance to think about how technology can help to foster digital connections when physical closeness isn’t possible!

What’s the problem with fake news online?

Technology today means information can be instantly shared around the world at the click of a button.

Using COVID-19 as a case study, you’ll learn about the impact of online misinformation on our society.

You’ll consider how tech can instead be used to create fact-based online communities and in turn improve human interaction online.

Tackle social isolation with technology

The final step of this course invites you to innovate and create a product, service, or app that will help end isolation. You’ll be encouraged to think critically and thoughtfully about how technology might solve social isolation in the future.

You’ll also learn tips and tools that will help you to prepare your idea for entry into Samsung’s tech for good competition, Solve for Tomorrow, that’s open to all 18 to 25-year-olds in the UK.

Who developed the course?

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Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. Samsung is committed to Enabling People by empowering future generations to achieve their full potential through education.

What Will I Learn?

  • Reflect on how you use technology to connect digitally and how this makes you and others feel
  • Identify tangible actions that you can take to contribute to overcome this challenge
  • Develop practical skills on how to communicate effectively, collaborate with others, think critically and formulate a creative solution

Topics for this course

12 Lessons12h

Welcome to the course?

In this first section you’ll meet the experts guiding you through this course, discover how to get the best from the course, and answer the big question about building human connections in a digital world and ending isolation.
Welcome to Samsung Not a School00:01:56
Introduction from Lady Leshurr00:01:03
Meet the team
How to use this course
Answering the big question

How can we use technology to end isolation??

This second activity will get you thinking about why and how we should use the technology at our fingertips to end isolation.

Sensing Feeling: Why being more digital starts by being more human?

In this third activity you will look at the positive impact technology can have on so many aspects of our lives when human behaviour is at the heart.

The transformative power of human connection?

In activity four, influencer Liv Little reflects on the transformative power of human connections during lockdown.

Student Feedback


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I have always been interested in the relevant knowledge of scientific and technological information. This course is very good, and I think it is very suitable for us to learn about this information age.

The current era is an information age of science and technology, in the network world information is transparent. The most up-to-date part of this course is the case study of COVID-19 to help us understand the impact of online misinformation on society. Very good course.

In this course I learned how to use technology to create fact-based online communities to improve online human interaction. It's a great course.

This course gave me a better understanding of how technology is changing the way we interact, and it made me think deeply about how we can use technology to reduce social isolation. A very meaningful course.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is primarily designed for 18 to 25-year-olds interested in how technology can be used to put a stop to social isolation.
  • This course draws on teachings and conversation with Matteo Bergamini, Jag Minhas, Lady Leshurr, Liv Little, and Rachel Monteagudo, who are all passionate about building human connections using technology.
  • You’ll be encouraged to engage with the course experts on every step of the course and discuss as you learn with your fellow learners taking the course around the world.