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Smart phones

  1. 1. Smart phones WHAT ARE THEY????? <ul><li>They are Internet enabled phones with many functions thereby allowing you to multi-task </li></ul>
  2. 2. Smart phones are affecting productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement, and education in a positive manner <ul><li>Smart phones have enhanced the education sector, students are able to do all their work on the phones </li></ul><ul><li>That is explained in the research by A. Herrington from the university of Wollongong </li></ul><ul><li>Smart phones help students and employees to connect to other computers on a network or the Internet thereby allowing them to perform their tasks with having to be in the school area or work offices/buildings </li></ul><ul><li>About 80% of married couples in the U.S in 2009 meet through facebook, this shows that social engagement has been enhanced by the use of smart phones </li></ul><ul><li>The number of people using social networks e.g facebook, twitter and Hi5 has increased since people have Internet on their finger tips </li></ul>
  3. 3. Its functions <ul><li>In addition to the basic phone capabilities, it allows you to send ant receive e-mail messages and access the Web </li></ul><ul><li>They communicate wirelessly with other devices or computers </li></ul><ul><li>Functions as a portable media player and include built-in cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Some have a touch screen, others mini keyboards </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a variety of application software e.g. word processing and games </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging is also available on phones like the black berry that provides BBM(blackberry messager) </li></ul>
  4. 4. *This graph shows the number of Smart phones sold from 2008 and likely up to 2013 *From this information I have derived that people find smart phones as a necessity since they make communication and work much easier all over the world <ul><li>Statistics showing the number of smart phones sold over the year </li></ul>
  5. 5. Price range for smartphones <ul><li>Nokia 2330 classic – R399 </li></ul><ul><li>Nokia 5130 XpressMusic – R749 </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung Champ – R799 </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung Corby TXT – R899 </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry Curve 8520 – R1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry Torch 9800– $410 - $680 (R2829 – R4692) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Using a to smartphone to create digital teaching episodes as resources in adult education <ul><li>Research carried out at the University of Wollongong </li></ul><ul><li>AIMS : </li></ul><ul><li>* To outline adult educators’ use of smartphone to create digital narratives to be used as a resource or teaching episodes in their and training </li></ul><ul><li>*Students/learners can use their smartphones to their work e.g. Digital narratives through the use of YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>*Integration of the use technology in their teaching </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Findings </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>From these findings I conclude that smart phones are affecting productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement, and have an effect in education </li></ul><ul><li>The statistical information shows the positive impact of smart phone through the demand increase over the years </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>

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