Utilizing Technology to Promote Diversity
Written By: Kylie Henson
As our society continues to indulge in technology, it can be difficult to have a positive outlook on the utilization of technology. Many people have said that technology is taking over our lives, which in some perspectives can be true, although technology is surely making our lives less complicated. Furthermore, the access that is at our fingertips can be utilized to help leaders, educators, and professionals to internationally promote diversity by the touch of a button. This access opens a new door full of possibilities for outreach farther than our local communities, past our state borders, and even overseas.
So you might be thinking, well this is all a grand idea, but how can this be executed? Well, it is simpler than you think. Using your own creative brain and technology the possibilities are endless. All you have to do is try, and if everything fails, you can always try something new since technology is still growing and changing as we speak.
For instance, you can start a blog or a feature. Creating a blog with the purpose of promoting diversity cultivates a platform to share ideas or discuss pressing issues. Since technology has become accessible to most people, a blog can be seen and read by millions of viewers across the globe. By using such a rich resource, the internet, you can quickly and efficiently extend your reach to share the ideas that can motivate people to be more inclusive and more diverse as a whole.
With attention to the utilization of technology, another form to promote diversity would be through webinars. For those of you who do not know, a webinar is a seminar that is conducted over the internet. Through webinars, you could conduct a variety of different seminars that relate to diversity. The topics can pertain to something specific such as “Bullying” or even something as broad as “Diversity on College Campuses”. By creating a webinar you can expand your audience to maximize the impact of your message.
If you can utilize these resources, the boundaries for promoting diversity can be broken.
What is next for diversity & technology? Leave a comment below with your ideas!