Free public lecture: Teaching, Tweeting and Trolling – Our Online Worlds

Visit the lighter and darker sides of our online world in what promises to be a fascinating event. Our panel will discuss different aspects of the digital world and start to unravel the mysteries.

Visit the lighter and darker sides of our online world in what promises to be a fascinating event. Our panel will discuss different aspects of the digital world and start to unravel the mysteries.

We live a large proportion of our lives online. We participate in online worlds where people who have never met build up strong connections with others through work, play or, increasingly, studying online. This panel discussion will address:

  • How thousands of people can find learning together in an online course as rewarding as going to a real classroom, and the challenges such developments can bring for university lecturers;
  • How people respond to the demand to develop a professional virtual identity in very different ways;
  • How we use humour in online interactions, particularly talking about cricket on Twitter;
  • How the internet can bring out the darker side of some users, and why it seems to have this effect.

The panel includes Dr Judit Kormos, Dr Karin Tusting, Dr Julia Gillen, and Dr Claire Hardaker.

REGISTER
You can register for the event here.

TIME/PLACE
Wednesday 9 March, 6pm – 8pm, Lancaster University, Management School (building 52, square E9 in the Campus Map).

(Please note: Event starts at 6:30pm – doors open at 6pm.)