Students using a smart phone to help them with their group work.
Tlalane Leah Mapathe
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SMARTPHONES <ul><li>ARE SMARTPHONES AFFECTING PRODUCTIVITY, COMMUNICATION IN THE WORK PLACE, SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT, AND HAVE AN EFFECT IN EDUCATION? </li></ul>
WHAT IS A SMARTPHONE? <ul><li>A smart phone is an electronic device that can make and receive calls but has added features that can be found in computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Smart phones have features such as operating system, software such as Microsoft office, web access, qwerty keyboard and superb messaging to also check emails. </li></ul>
How smart phones have affected productivity <ul><li>Smart phone sales seem to be rising each day and people seem to be relying a lot on them. </li></ul><ul><li>When your internet at home is not working and you need to make business calls, a smart phone can assist you.(e.g iphone) </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry board has word documents, spreadsheets ,instant emailing etc. and that could help with being productive even when your at home. </li></ul>
How smart phones have affected social engagement <ul><li>Smart phones allow us to be available 24/7. </li></ul><ul><li>Smart phones allow us to interact with friends anywhere and at anytime. </li></ul><ul><li>Socialising has even become cheaper with the use of whatsapp, blackberry messenger, Skype, face book directly on our smart phones. </li></ul><ul><li>Even though smart phones are addictive they can help us escape unnecessary conversations when needed. </li></ul>
How smart phones have an effect on communication in the work place <ul><li>The rate at which smart phones are used seemed to be increasing by an enormous ratio. </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows that 79% of people at work prefer to use their smart phones for business purposes instead of the office phone. </li></ul><ul><li>34% of respondents also use smart phones instead of their computers for work or business. </li></ul><ul><li>7% travel with their smart phones for business instead of taking their laptops. </li></ul>
How smart phones have affected education <ul><li>Research shows that the rate of the usage of smart phones by both teenagers and adults is increasing everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>With the help of the internet feature, students have access to virtual textbooks, information for research etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Since virtual catalogs were introduced, parents can also use their smart phones to track down their child's attendance at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of wasting paper to print out handouts students can easily go online and read off from there. </li></ul>
<ul><li>When a student misses a lecture, they can easily use their smart phone to catch up on the lecture missed. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can also email assignments to their lectures using their smart phones, anytime and anywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can also share information ,videos pictures, presentations etc. using their smart phones. </li></ul>
Conclusion <ul><li>Smart phones have definitely made the world a better place and made life so much easier. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is the key to life and because of smart phones communication has become faster and cheaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Education and productivity at the work place also benefits a lot from smart phones because of the superb accessibility. </li></ul><ul><li>All in all smart phones are a necessity in life and if you do not have one by now, I would strongly recommend you get one as soon as possible and explore this beautiful,incredible side of life. </li></ul>
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