Communication Technology in 2022By: Elizabeth Hargrove & Danielle Burns
The vast majority of schools inAmerica have the Internet. In the nextten years I think this technology willreally be put to use. Even with thesimple implementation of the tabletsthat today we are familiar with, manyadvancements from our educationalsystem can and will occur.
With the implement of tablets into our schools replacingtextbooks several benefits will occur. The main things beingthe bridge that will close the gap of educational divide. Withconstant updates to existing learning materials, schools willhave a more equalized field and not be hindered by theirlocation. I believe schools will become a home bases forlearning but not necessary the only place for learning.Additionally, grade systems will be improved and moreaccurate to measure progress.
IN 2022 WE WILL SEE…Green Schools- Less wasted materials and space Smaller desk Smaller areas needed Large library’s, language labs, computer labs Less paper used Lockers become obsoleteClasses would be offered that might not have been available before.We are going to see more interaction with text and leisure books.
ROGER’S DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONSRoger’s Diffusion of Innovations-explains how innovation is communicated over time though different channels to members of a social system. Innovations- realtive advantage, compatibility, complexity trialability, and observability Decision making process Knowledge Persuasion Accept or reject innovation Implementation Conformation Reinvention- the process by which a person who adopts a technology begins to use it for purposes other than those intended by the original inventor. Factors that affect adaptation- Education, social status, social mobility, finances, and willingness to use credit
THE THEORY OF DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS APPLIES TO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM The theory of Diffusion of Innovations really helps point out valid markers that will assist with the transitions in education. While older generations may reject a fully electronic text or class, younger generations will find the concept as nothing new. The innovations are present with compatibility and advantage of tablets in classrooms. Education and finances will certainty effect this movement. But along with improving learning tablets will also save money for the future. The FCC states “The future savings would result in saving $60 per student, which considering there are more than 49 million students in public schools equates to nearly $3 billion in savings -- nearly half the price of traditional textbooks today.” (Mobiledia, 2012)
The medical field could change drastically within the next 10 years. The medical industry is already starting to use communication technologies to organize their systems, keep in touch with one another, keep updated on their patients needs and well being, keeping track ofprevious treatments, keeping track of current medication and any other important information involving the patient. Communication technologies in the medical will most likely
In the next ten years, it is possible that nurses and doctors will be using smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers to hold all information regarding theirpatients. This is the fastest and most reliable way to store information.This idea would help decrease paperwork that is lost within the hospitalsystem and decrease the errors in recording an inaccurate time.This would also ensure smooth communication between doctors and their staffbecause information could be sent to one another with a touch of a button.Because of this easier way of communicating, doctors might have more sparetime to communicate with other doctors regarding treatments and illnesses.With doctors communicating about such topics, ideas could form involvingresolutions to illnesses. So, future communication technologies in the medicalfield have the potential to influence doctors to find resolutions to illnesses anddiseases.
SOME OTHER IDEAS THAT COULD APPEAR IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY WITHIN TEN YEARS ARE:• Payment options on smart phones and tablets. This would be a fast option for patients who need to pay a co-pay and do not have cash on them or for patients who need to pay for a prescription at their local pharmacy. This would also be a “green economy” benefit because receipts for the payment would be sent to the patients email address instead of printing out a receipt.• Syncing phones to register your information at a hospital. The registration process could be quick and easy with this idea. The hospital would run smoother with a fast registration, so doctors can see and discharge patients sooner.• Patients communicating with nurses and/or doctors through tablets or smart phones.• Finding the results to tests and procedures faster because of the wireless communication.
THE PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVE CONSTANCY:• People are constantly spending a portion of their income on media products.• When a new technology is presented, the adopter of the product has to be influenced enough for the adopter to replace an existing technology with the newer one.• So, when contemplating a new technology, relative advantage over existing technologies must be taken into consideration.
THE PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVE CONSTANCYAPPLIES TO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY In order for a newer technology to succeed in replacing an existing technology, the newer technology has to be better and more efficient. As discussed in previous slides, the new medical technology in the near future will be better suited for the hospitals, doctor’s offices, and staff of those offices. The new technology that will be presented in hospitals will have a relative advantage over existing technologies.
Cellphones have rapidlyevolved and now have a huge,daily impact in our lives; fromeverything to a familyconversation to a multi-member business call. Weuse them in place of digitalpoint-and-shoot cameras; todownload applications andgames, and as the go-toplatform for a variety socialnetworking sites. They havegone beyond the designed useof making a standard phonecall. I believe that in our futurewe will see them continue toconnect our world in wayspreviously unimagined.
In areas of Africa the only interaction they have to the outsideworld is through a wireless cellphone connection. Manyhomes do not have electrical sources for computers, but theycan carry and charge cellphones. By 2022 more and moreundeveloped countries are going to have connections bymeans of cellular service and this will increase our globalnetwork and connectivity to one another.
CELLPHONES IN 2022 Because of a simple cellphone and increasing connectivity to the Internet, these areas, globally, will improve and see drastic changes:• Banking• Education• Activism• Entertainment• Disaster management• Agriculture• Health
CRITICAL MASS THEORYCritical Mass Theory- users that are a small segment of the population that chooses to make big contributions to the public good Any social process involving actions by individuals that benefit others is known as “collective action” Universal access means that you can reach anyone though some sort of communication technology
HOW THE CRITICAL MASS THEORY APPLIES TOCOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY WITH THE USE OF CELL PHONES By smaller, less developed countries introducing the use of cell phones and the Internet, it is going to impact the entire globe. This increased access to the Internet will provide access to an explosion of data covering all subjects. This boom in data will improve existing education systems, thus increasing the education levels in these countries. Subsequently, this will improve the overall quality of life. As the Internet continues to expand and access becoming universal, the existing, various forms of communication technology will grow as more people use them.
Social media sites will most likely evolve within ten years. Because of theexpansion to countries that might not have had the Internet opportunities in thepast, the social media will become a big hit and interest to those individuals who hadnever had the chance to experience theInternet. Social media sites will grow duringthis time as more andmore countries start to
Social Media sites might become a great communicationroute between people in variety of countries. These sitesmight include features for pen pals, so people can share theirlife experiences through the Internet without having to travelthe world. Pictures will also assist these pen pal features, sopeople can get a glimpse of life on the other side of the globe.Pictures will have a great impact because there will be nolanguage barriers when sharing pictures. Most cameras willhave a Wi-Fi connectivity built into the camera for easiersharing of pictures.
CULTURES AND LIFESTYLES WILL BE SHAREDTHROUGH THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES, AS WELL. Common Sense Advisory, an independent analyst firm that focuses on international business, estimates the demand for language services will grow 12% annually (Gillespie). With that being said, online translators will be in high demand for the future. Users will able to contact each other using their native language. That language will then almost instantly be translated to the other user’s native language. Not only will this involve sharing your personal life stories with others around the country, you will also be able to discuss foreign issues and news. This is something that isn’t currently available to social networking users, but it is very possible users will see this soon. This will be a wonderful opportunity for people to learn about life elsewhere, along with allowing businesses the option to share ideas internationally.
MOORE’S INNOVATION ADOPTION RATE: This theory was developed in 2001. Moore distinguished gaps between each of the groups: innovators, early adopters, early majority, and late majority. In order for technology to move through each group, there has to be a major benefit for the technology being introduced. Innovators – risk takers who are willing to be the first individuals to try out a new technology. Early adopters - visionary individuals who want to know the benefits of a product, but do not mind dealing with the troubles of a new technology. Early majority - individuals who want to improvement of the new technology before they are willing to be involved. Late majority – individuals who put off new technology, until they see that almost everyone is experiencing the technology.
MOORE’S INNOVATION ADOPTION RATEAPPLIES TO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL NETWORKING In order for the new technology on social networking sites to be successful, the technology has to be influential enough to spread down the line of Moore’s Innovation Adoption Rate. The future of social networking sites depends on whether the technology can be intriguing enough to spread through innovators, early adopters, early majority, and late majority.
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