In my last column, I provided my personal reflections on educating women in Dubai. In this column, I have asked two of the fourth-year students, Sara and Fatma, to provide their own views about the role that computer technology now plays in the UAE and the impact it is having on their culture. Their comments appear below.
In the June issue of inroads, two students from Zayed University, Sara Saeed Bilal and Fatma Hassan Al Amir, wrote about their ideas on what they thought it would be like to be an IT professional in the United Arab Emirates and what ethical and cultural issues they might have to address. Since that time they have both had the opportunity to do a ten-week… (More)