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Oculus Rift as Allegory: Reimagining Post-Pandemic Schooling in the United States

The impact of virtual schooling en masse will not be felt until we leave it. Like virtual reality we will not be able to truly understand learning during the pandemic until we exit our educational lockdown and return to the brick-and-mortar classroom. But it remains to be seen if and when we will ever fully return. In this media literacy thought-piece, Dr. Vanessa E. Greenwood contemplates the Oculus Rift as an allegory for reimagining post-pandemic schooling in the United States.

podcasts, research

Cross-Cultural Communication and Transnational Crimes

This podcast features Dr. Bond Benton and Dr. Daniela Paterka-Benton, a dynamic research duo at the intersection of media, popular culture, cross-cultural communication, and transnational crimes.

Events, podcasts, research

Disorder-ly Conduct: Gaming as an Addiction?

October is Health Literacy Month. So it seems appropriate to title this podcast episode, "Disorder-ly Conduct: Is Gamer Addiction a Thing?" To loiter with me around this question is my colleague, Dr. Christopher McKinley, who specializes in health communication and media effects in examining the role that messages play in shaping individual’s health perceptions and behaviors.