Technology and Globalization
Examine the relationship between advances in technology and the responsibilities of global citizenship. Describe how technology has changed the way in which people pursue knowledge and how they address social concerns. Assess the challenges and benefits of a technical and global community, and recognize the impact of technological and global influences in your life.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.
The writer must use the sources below to complete this assignment.
To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Technology and Globalization,” read the following articles found in EBSCO Host in the Ashford University Library:
Batchelor, B. (2011, March). Digital technology and teaching American culture. Journal of American Culture, 34(1), 49-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-734X.2011.00763.x
This cultural studies essay addresses the impact of technology on global popular culture. The essay examines the foreign growth of American corporations and the changing ways in which information is processed by students.
Zembylas, M., & Vrasidas, C. (2005, January/February). Globalization, information, and communication technologies, and the prospect of a ‘global village’: Promises of inclusion or electronic colonization? Journal of Curriculum Studies, 37(1), 19. doi: 10.1080/0022027032000190687
This article discusses the reciprocal relationships among globalization and technology and the associated challenges of a “global village” and the demand for critical education involving technology.
To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Technology and Globalization,” watch the following video:
Goldin, I. (Speaker). (2009, July). Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future [Video]. In TED Talks. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/ian_goldin_navigating_our_global_future.html
Ian Golden, a director of the James Martin 21st Century School at Oxford, lectures on globalization and technological advances. Subtitles and transcript are available on the landing page.