The goal of this course is to prepare students to understand new technologies, the effect they can have on behavioral change and the potential for impacting humanitarian relief, civic engagement, social infrastructures and therapeutic innovations. This course will strive to provide current information, varying perspectives and will be practical and informed by theory and research. Every week students will be introduced to a different technology, technological application or technology solution, such as AI, AR, VR, robotics and technology-driven healthcare. The important questions about emerging technologies will be addressed and ethical practices will be examined with a focus on understanding how technology can positively impact human behavior.
As a media psychologist, Dr. Durnell offers analysis on the impact technology and media can have on human behavior, healthcare, education and business communications. My understanding and experience include all areas of business, technology and education, which includes marketing and business communications, researching industry trends, collaborative learning, and ethics within the technology and business ecosystem.