Digital technology pervades people’s lives today. It is part of education, entertainment, transportation, medicine, and many other industries. How might it be used to positively impact social change?
In this Discussion, you explore an event or activity that illustrates positive influences that digital technology has had on social change.
To Prepare for this Discussion: Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the role of digital technology in supporting individuals and groups for positive social change By Day 4
Post a description of one event or activity when individuals or groups benefited from using digital technologies for positive social change. Include at least one scholarly source. Use proper APA format and citations.
readings for this week, please use one of two resources to answer question:
Ahlquist, J. (2014). Trending now: Digital leadership education using social media and the social change model. Journal of Leadership Studies, 8(2), 57–60. DOI: 10.1002/jls.21332
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Allen, M., Wicks, R. H., & Schulte, S. (2013). Online environmental engagement among youth: Influence of parents, attitudes and demographics. Mass Communication & Society, 16(5), 661–686. DOI: 10.1080/15205436.2013.770032
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Quinlan, M. M., Bates, B. R., & Angell, M. E. (2012). ‘What can I do to help?’: Postsecondary students with learning disabilities’ perceptions of instructors’ classroom accommodations. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 12(4), 224–233. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-3802.2011.01225.x
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Shepherd, A., Sanders, C., Doyle, M., & Shaw, J. (2015). Using social media for support and feedback by mental health service users: Thematic analysis of a twitter conversation. BMC Psychiatry, 15. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-015-0408-y
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Taha, D. E., Hastings, S. O., & Minei, E. M. (2015). Shaping student activists: Discursive sensemaking of activism and participation research. Journal of The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15(6), 1–15.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Required Media Lublin, N. (2015). How data from a crisis text line is saving lives. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_lublin_the_heartbreaking_text_that_inspired_a_crisis_help_line
Note: This media program is approximately 9 minutes.