Mack D Male is a coder and technology expert in Edmonton who has worked on technology projects to get the people of Edmonton and the Next Gen youth of Edmonton involved in their community. Involved people care, they participate, they feel like they belong and , in 2016 , it is what they want to do because we are all connected. . The first video is a lunch time talk where he explains his ideas and concepts .The second video explains how he implements that online. As he states, technology is the best way of engaging more people in the environment where they live and work. Since he is strong in social media he understands the power of getting the content out there, getting improvement and then growing ideas and projects. It is a constant improvement model. It is a way of keeping pace and making good use of all those smart phones in people’s pockets. His point is that technology can help us do a better job. He is looking at it in terms of public engagement in a city. Schools and educational institutions could use his ideas to build engagement in their sites, clientele and educational programmes. Every school needs its online discussion arena but also a place where occ health and safety issues can be reported or even traffic congestion and things like that.
“The general process involved in decision-making moves from idea to brainstorming to implementation to review to completion. Some decisions are made before the public is consulted, and to ensure the public gets engaged, technology can be used to inform. In order for public engagement to occur, setting expectations and providing context are both important. They explain the expanse and meaning of the project one wants to implement. “
The most important thing is to set the context and expectations. Once done I think you would be amazed at how this would transform schools and other organisations. We need to let technology work on our behalf.
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