#IT-03-26 Building Human Connection in a Digital World
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?
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
Welcome to the course
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?
Introduction to Adah00:00:32
Technology and isolation
How isolation feels00:06:02
Current technologies and social isolation
Sensing Feeling: Why being more digital starts by being more human
Introduction to Jag
Simple things made smart can have profound effects
The transformative power of human connection
Using technology to make connections online00:05:39
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.