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  1. 1. SmartStudentsUniversity Students and Smartphones<br />By Georgina Goldring<br />Image: heartbreaker - flickr<br />
  2. 2. In a survey done last year at Ball State University, it was found that: of5,500students, 49%owned smartphones, up 27% since 2009. The most popular device was the Iphone.<br />Image: manganite - flickr<br />
  3. 3. “No matter which way you look at it,one cannot denythe rising popularity of smartphones.”- Valerie Quintana<br />Image: digipedia - flickr<br />
  4. 4. Why do studentschoosesmartphones? Increased convenience, increased accessibility, solidarity, fear of being ostracized by friend group, and many other reasons…<br />Image: Denis Diversivic - flickr<br />
  5. 5. Students are not only using their smartphones to socialize and stay connected…<br />Image: LululemonAthletica - flickr<br />
  6. 6. most students additionally, use their smartphoneas an alarm clock,calendar,radioandgrocery list.<br />Image: AlexandreBerbe- flickr<br />
  7. 7. For a student, a smartphone “is integral to [their] daily routine and even an important diagnostic tool[they] will rely on throughout the day”- Rebecca Burns<br />Image: Johan Larrsson- flickr<br />
  8. 8. Students also use their smartphones for entertainment during class.<br />Image: Pistois Drawn - flickr<br />
  9. 9. “Yes, we are playing games on it now and taking video calls on it now but in three years what is it going to be used for?”- Scott Wofford<br />Image: LGEPR- flickr<br />
  10. 10. Students are already beginning to use their smartphones to assist them with schoolwork. <br />Image: justmakeit- flickr<br />
  11. 11. Convert, Quick Graph, Wolfram Alpha, Cliffnotes, and Google Sky Map are all examples of apps a university student may use when doing their homework. <br />Image: Ash Matadeen - flickr<br />
  12. 12. “The mobile device isn’t just for communication; it’s for edification” - Frank Lowney<br />Image: JTaqi- flickr<br />
  13. 13. Though smartphones can be very helpful for students, they can also be detrimental…<br />Image: SamadJee - flickr<br />
  14. 14. In fact, A study taken which focused on young people aged 17-23 in ten countries around the world found that 79 per cent of students who volunteered for a complete social media blackout experienced reactions ranging from distress to confusion and isolation. <br />Image: Bernard Goldbach - flickr<br />
  15. 15. “Students suffer from withdrawal symptoms that may rival those of smokers or even drug addicts”- James Deruvo<br />Image: Johan Larsson - flickr<br />
  16. 16. One student involved in the study stated, “I am an addict. I don’t need alcohol, cocaine or any other derailing form of social depravity…”<br />Image: Hello Turkey Toe - flickr<br />
  17. 17. “Media is my drug; without it I was lost.”<br />Image: Ratranch- flickr<br />
  18. 18. “Just like any other tool, tools are amoral, they can be used for good or evil.”- Frank Lowney<br />Image: Chris Bacarella- flickr<br />
  19. 19. As of right now, thebenefits of smartphonesare far greater than the detriments for students.<br />Image: K.M.K- flickr<br />
  20. 20. References<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Image: confusedtwenty- flickr<br />