Human identity, the idea that defines each and every one of us, could be facing an unprecedented crisis. Owen Management Professor David Owens uses videoconference links to bring in guest speakers and incorporates video and audio technology into most of his lectures. Note to users: Articles in Press are peer reviewed, accepted articles to be published in this publication.
But asking technology companies to do something” about the filter bubble presumes that this is a problem that can be easily fixed – rather than one baked into the very idea of social networks that are designed to give you what you and your friends want to see.
But we must also grapple with the issues underpinning digital culture, and realise that the shift from print to digital media was never just about technology. The major benefit of using e-mail as a language learning activity is the fact that students are using meaningful language and authentic text. Theories of technology often attempt to predict the future of technology based on the high technology and science of the time. The research team is collaborating with specialists from the Learning Technology Center at Peabody and with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS). These include portable x-ray machines, blood-testing kits and other technology that can provide more and more of the diagnostics required to support health care, with profound consequences for the way we configure our health care system.
The demands on the NHS are growing fast and an important way to help finance them is through improvements to NHS efficiency with new technology; a key element to also improve efficiency is the education of the public in how they can reduce NHS waste of resources, by respecting appointments and not abusing services such as A & E when they have a minor injury or ailment that can be treated locally.
That comittment involves development of people and processes that will help realise the potential of the technology – the technology on its own won’t do it. Too much of our failure in this field relates to a disconnected approach to Change Management which often results in new equipment and technology being idle or underutilised.