Smart phones<br /><ul><li>Smart phone: is a device that lets you make telephone calls, but also adds features that you might find on a personal digital assistant or a computer. A smart phone also offers the ability to send and receive e-mail and edit Office documents, for example.</li></li></ul><li>Impacts on education<br /><ul><li>Advantages</li></ul>Communication between students and parents is effective in case of an emergency.<br />Can be used for class presentations.<br />Students are able to share class notes.<br />Communication with classmates is faster even with teachers.<br />Multimedia can help student relax when out of class hours.<br />Disadvantages<br />Extreme destruction for students because they can access the internet and go on social networks, play games, listen to music and video watching all during lessons.<br />Cheating is a big concern. Students can exchange information during tests.<br />Illegal activities such as organizing school yard fights and drug deals.<br />
Effects on communication in the work place<br /><ul><li>Advantages</li></ul>Allows employees to be accessible at all times wherever they are.<br />Can improve communication between staff and customers.<br />Business wireless can be set up only within business boundaries.<br />If landlines are busy a customer can then contact the business calling business mobiles or sending text. <br />Disadvantages<br />Employees tend not to focus more on their work they have to do due to misuse of the smart phone which is not business related but sending text to friends and making long calls. <br />
How productivity is affected<br /><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul>Work can be done outside the office.<br />Is connected to office server.<br />No need to carry a laptop around.<br />Creates high level of security on information.<br />Disadvantages<br />Some office documents may not be able to be displayed on screen.<br />More work usually is done at home than at work.<br />Mobile van be stolen with important information from work.<br />
Social engagement impacts<br /><ul><li>Advantages</li></ul>Able to communicate worldwide.<br />Light to carry around.<br />Easiest way of communicating.<br />Features apply to everyday life such as calendar and alarms and many more functions.<br />Disadvantages<br />Health issues could cause Parkinson's disease and brain tumors.<br />Theft of personal belongings due to all attention on smart phone.<br />More chatting to friends than family members builds a boundary.<br />
overall conclusion<br /><ul><li>Should smart phones be there ? YES ! But with limits.
Smart phones are a great tool for learning and connecting.
At school there should be arranged times for the smart phones to be used.
For the work place there should be used relating to business issues only.
In society the smart phones should not be used for a long time because there can damage peoples health.
Productivity can be maintained outside the office.</li></li></ul><li>bibliography<br />Elliott, C. 5 ways smart phones & servers boost productivity. Available from Microsoft small business center:http:/www.microsoft.com(Accessed 24 March 2011).<br />Kristina & Hill, S (editor). (26 May 2010). Should Mobile Phones Be Allowed in School. Available from: http://www.brighthub.com/mobile/emergingplatforms/articles/72282.aspx#ixzz1HJyMAe6z(Accessed 22 March 2011).<br />Robbins, R. (22 January 2010). What’s so smart about smart phones. Available from: http:/www.learningputty.com(Accessed 25 March 2011).<br />The social impact of mobile telephony. Available from: http:/www.mobillllltelecom.com (Accessed 28 March 2011).<br /><ul><li>URL of my presentation is on slide share(http:/www.slideshare.net). </li>
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