TalkTogether: Navigating the Digital Age – Well-being and Technology


April 18, 2024    
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
TalkTogether: Navigating the Digital Age – Well-being and Technology

April 18th at 14:15
On-site event
Tauno Nurmela auditorium, UTU Main Building

How is technology affecting the well-being of youth and children?
Can robots help children learn new languages?
What risks adolescents face when using social media?
How digital learning methods affect the well-being of youth?

Welcome to the next TalkTogether seminar on Thursday 18 April 2024. The seminar is hosted by the Future technologies and digital society strategic profile.

The TalkTogether -seminar series addresses topical and interesting themes from the different points of view of the six strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku. The theme of the seminar series for the academic year 2023–2024 is well-being.

The topic of the next seminar is Navigating the Digital Age: Well-being and Technology. The seminar will be organised on Thursday 18 April 2024 at 14.15–16:00, Main building, Tauno Nurmela lecture hall, University of Turku.

Everyone interested in the topics of the seminar is welcome to join!

Opening words
Jake McMullen, Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education

Social robots, school children and foreign language learning
Marjut Johansson, Professor, School of Languages and Translation Studies

Social media use and adolescent health
Nelli Lyyra, Docent, EDUCA Flagship (remote lecture from Jyväskylä)

Fostering emotional skills with the aid of a digital learning platform
Katarina Alanko, Senior researcher, Turku Research Institute for Learning Analytics

After the programme there will be time for networking and coffee at the lobby area. For more information, please contact: Development Specialist Outi Nurmela (