Public Speaking goes virtual on Coursera

UW Communication professor Matt McGarrity developed a new virtual reality public speaking experience for his popular Introduction to Public Speaking course on Coursera, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. The result of over a year of intense development with Coursera, Meta, and educational VR developer, Sweet Rush, this new feature is designed to help … Read More

Students investigate online communities by contributing to Wikipedia in innovative course

COM 481: Online Communities, taught by PhD candidate Kaylea Champion, offers students a hands-on experience contributing to online communities such as Wikipedia by incorporating research conducted by the Community Data Science Collective (CDSC), a research team that employs empirical research methods to understand and inform the design of collaborative online communities. The course explores computer-mediated … Read More

Alumni of Distinction and Hall of Fame 2022

Every year, the UW Department of Communication honors outstanding alumni who are making a difference in their careers and communities by inducting them into the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame. We also recognize the exceptional work of recent graduates through the Outstanding Early Career Award, as well as celebrate the invaluable contributions of those who … Read More