Monthly Archives: January 2011

Week 5: Information Technology and Democracy


The internet was cancelled in Egypt at 5.20 am on January 28th 2011. Statistics of internet traffic to and from Egypt looked like this: CNN reported on the impact that social media was making on the protesters who had taken … Continue reading

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Week 4: Technology and The Environment


Updated January 2013 There is a high level of international concern about climate change. This award winning animation seems to capture that: It appears to many people that we are witnessing an increase in the severity of world weather extremes … Continue reading

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Week 3. Technology and Globalisation


Updated January 2013 Globalisation can be defined in many ways but is generally thought to mean the increased movement of people, goods, capital and ideas that occur due to increased economic integration. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and … Continue reading

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Technology and Developing Countries


This week we will be looking at the impact of information technology on developing countries and considering perspectives on whether technology will make a positive or negative contribution. We will look at examples of technology application and consider what might be necessary … Continue reading

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Week 1. Technology and People at Work


This week we are looking at the impact that technology is having and will have on people at work. We know that technology is an increasing part of how most people work, from email, to online collaborative tools to working … Continue reading

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