Course Description

How does the emergence of the digital technologies affect what it means to be human? How can we live virtuous lives in our digital spaces? This course lays a foundation of virtue ethics based on the fundamental ethic of the dignity of the human person and brings that into dialogue with the issues of isolation, communion, honesty, dishonesty, real and not real that come from our online experiences. It shows that virtue is the core of character education for our digital age. 


Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP is the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles, CA and a Media Literacy Education Specialist. She is an international speaker, theologian, film reviewer, and blogger for and Her award-winning book "A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics" is a theology of popular culture. She has degrees in Communications Arts and a Masters in Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. Sr Nancy is an executive board member of CIMA (Catholics in Media Associates) and a member of NAMLE (National Association of Media Literacy Educators), SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communicators) and THEOCOM (Theology and Communications in Dialogue).

Sr Nancy Usselmann, FSP


Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to this Course!

    • Welcome!

  • 02

    Fundamental Ethic-The Human Person

    • Virtue Ethics 1

  • 03

    Isolation vs Communion

    • Virtue Ethics 2

  • 04

    Honesty vs Dishonesty

    • Virtue Ethics 3

  • 05

    Media Mindfulness

    • Virtue Ethics 4

    • Media Mindfulness Wheel Digital Media

    • Digital Media Content

  • 06


    • Virtue Ethics 5