003 - Extension and density of networks Part 2
Describe (A01) the role of information and communications technology (ICT) in civil society and the transmission and flow of images, ideas, information and finance.
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- In teams of two discuss the ways in which civil society groups use ICT to communicate their ideas with people. Try and use examples of what you have seen.
Activity Two - Examples
GreenPeace are excellent example of a Civil Society group who are using ICT to transmit their various messages which promote environmental awareness. Once upon a time GreenPeace were perhaps seen as a marginal group but they are now a mainstream force thanks to the power of the internet and their clever online campaigns. Below are a series of youtube clips which show different GreenPeace campaigns. They strike at the heart of your own childhoods.
1. Watch the youtube clips below and suggest how GreenPeace use ICT to influence people.
2. Read the article that mentions how GreenPeace helped to raise the profiles of different environmental issues.
- How does it illustrate how GreenPeace uses ICT to transmit ideas?
3. The final three articles in the 'Useful Resources' box describe how social media is helping to raise the profile of different issues. Make notes on how social media is helping civil society groups to achieve their aims.
Activity Three - Review
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The role of communication technology is vital in the flow of ideas, information and finance across our world. It has helped people to become more active in politics without leaving their own neighbourhoods. People now have friends and colleagues that they have never met but communicate with on a regular basis. We can even give financial contributes to help the survivors of disasters without leaving our bedrooms. To gain a greater understanding of the power of communication technology complete the task below.
- Using the text book 'Global Interactions' by Paul Guinness, make notes on the points below using the information on pages 48-52.
- Political participation
- Social networking
- Responses to natural disasters
- Civil society, ICT and finance
- ICT and sedentary lifestyles
'Global Interactions' textbook by Paul Guinness pages 48-52
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