Questions for Critical Thinking
- How can technology and cyber-capabilities address/mitigate accessibility issues?
- What are the shortcomings of technology and cyber-capabilities in terms of accessibility?
- How can/can’t internet activism/online etiquette address these issues?
- How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the progression of accessibility issues in the workforce?
- In healthcare?
- In terms of personal privacy?
- How is cybertechnology changing education?
- Accessibility issues? More or less accessible? Consider the technological access gap.
- This unit asks what cybertech has done for us. To conclude this study guide, we are looking forward to the future of cyber issues including some more ‘good news.’
- In the workforce
- 5G Will Transform Healthcare Delivery
- 10 Ways Technology Is Changing Healthcare
- How Technology Is Changing Healthcare, Driven By The Pandemic
- Could Patient Privacy Awareness Drive Health IT Innovation in 2020?
- The Body Series: How Technology Is Transforming Women’s Healthcare
- How Femtech is Advancing Women’s Health
- The Intersection of Youth, Technology, and New Media with Sexual Health: Moving the Research Agenda Forward
- A Rare Expansion in Abortion Access Because of COVID-19
- General cybersecurity
- How Technology Is Changing the Future of Higher Education
- How technology can help break down barriers of accessibility in education
- The Digital Divide Among Students During COVID-19: Who Has Access? Who Doesn’t?
- 5 Key Benefits of Technology for Language Learning
- How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Travel Industry
- Bringing Accessibility To The Disabled With Virtual Tours
- How the Internet is Changing Sexual Health Education Access
- New global data reveal education technology’s impact on learning
- Activism/Raising Awareness
- Human rights abuses
- Government sponsored violence (Police brutality (#ENDSARS), Uyghurs)
- Mass movements
- Arab Spring
- Black Lives Matter
- Women’s Marches/Me Too
- International meetings and global connectivity
- Women’s Rights and GBV
- Human rights abuses
- Culture Preservation
- Tech & Preservation Of Cultural Heritage In Africa
- Digital Preservation Technology for Cultural Heritage
- Cyber-Archaeology and World Cultural Heritage: Insights from the Holy Land
- Cyber-archaeology, big data and the race to save threatened cultural heritage sites
- Using new technologies to preserve the past
- NASA and Indigenous Histories
Bonus: Indigenous People's Day
12 October 2020
Indigenous People’s Day is a public holiday that has begun to replace Columbus Day across much of North America, including in Washington D.C., “in a growing movement to end the celebration of the Italian explorer in favor of honoring Indigenous communities and their resiliency in the face of violence by European explorers like Christopher Columbus.” (NPR) One element of Indigenous People’s Day is the bringing of awareness to issues faced by indigenous peoples across North America and throughout the world. One of these issues in the United States is the tragic crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Another issue is the repatriation of native lands. The mistreatment of Indigenous peoples constitute problems of human security and sovereignty. As with many other societal issues, which will be discussed in the coming units, some Indigenous issues are facing renewed or broadened public interest through cyber-technological means like social media movements (#MMIWG). The relationship between technology and Indigenous people’s issues can also be fraught as technology can facilitate violence, but cybertech should be considered when addressing Native issues and other such facets of human security. Here is a sampling of articles exploring the relationship between cybertech and Indigenous issues.
A Sampling of Articles
- Background on MMIWG
- Tech and Indigenous Issues
- Land, Indigenous tradition and tech
- Outside of the US