One of the most enlightening and world changing discovery is the accessibility to internet (World Wide Web). This very modern technology changes every facet of our lives from how we speak, socialize, dress, live, entertain and communicate. Computers were initially developed for adult users; however, teens have fully embraced this technology and many of them own devices that allow them to be connected to the internet almost 24 hours daily. They spend time on their phones and computers either texting or chatting with friends all the time on social media, which is the most modern medium by which young adults of communicate. Many parents are concerned with the amount of time that their teens spend on social media and the fact that it almost always infringe on scheduled “family time”.
Name: Mehmetcan Gök Course & Section: CS 101-05 HW_Essay: Contemporary Issues in Computing Date: 02.11.2015 Impacts of Smartphones on Our Lives Nowadays, most people have classic cellphones or smartphones and they are still buying it. Smartphones are spreading worldwide like an epidemic and as a result of this; our life styles have started to change. Now, people are living with their smartphones, they are taking selfies, organizing their accounts, playing games, find their ways to home as a navigation. According to Pew Internet Project’s research, as 2014 January 90% of American adults has cellphones and as 2014 October %64 of these adults owns a smartphone. In other words, smartphones had become a necessary part of our lives.
With the manifestation of influence of the interactive technology, also termed as the new media, the young people of the 21st century are definitely the most exposed to it. A key reason young people spend more time consuming media these days than in previous years is that there are ever-expanding opportunities for them to do so (Rideout, Foehr, & Roberts, 2010). With so many options in the new media such as music, movies and video games, its availability to the adolescents has become more accessible even from a single device because of technological innovation. According to Lenhart (2012), the adolescent cell phone ownership in America has increased from 45% in 2004 to 77% in 2011. Here in the Philippines, the estimated mobile phone subscribers would increase to 115 million in 2016 from 87 million in 2010 (marketresearch.com).
One of its most common benefits in terms of education is that young people or teenagers like me can easily do their homework and schoolwork without having to go to the library by researching using the internet at home. Another is that it helps us, the students widen and gain more knowledge which helps us to improve our grades. Since there is a huge amount of information available on the internet, it is also much easier to learn the lessons at school that you don't get with just a few clicks. Access to different news, papers, research and articles that you can use as a reference to some schoolwork are also available. There are also numerous search engines like Google and Yahoo that have made it easier for us to find information.
Despite with the development of technologies, the Internet has become a part of daily activities where it is one of the important things in young adult life for the past few decades. According to Yusop and Sumari (2013), most of the student have access to the Internet and used to mail, get, and to check the message. Approximately 100% of the students own computers and over 90% of the participants have various types of handheld media transmission gadgets like mobile phones or advances mobile phones. The Internet has a tremendous impact towards today 's society, especially among young adults. Its can bring either positive or negative impact towards the population.
What provides us with better learning environment, better living conditions and better time management skill? Technology. Some people strongly believe that technology is so helpful. How and Why?! Learning is a big part of the school curriculums nowadays, students are required to carry their personal laptops with them everyday at school.
Technology had advanced a whole lot in the past decade. One of those aspects of advancement is for children. There are many applications on tablets and computers that they can use for either learning or pure entertainment. Chip Donohue, Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education Director,
Nowadays, technology gadgets are all around us, filling a big part of our lives. The improvement of technology is as fast as lightning as you can see those popular gadgets that we use daily are what people have been dreaming to create in the past. For example, a mobile phone costs an arm and a leg in the 70‘s as it was just invented. Despite being heavy and not portable, it was so popular those days that people always dreamt to have one in their houses. Luckily, times have changed, and due to the improvement of technology, the mobile phone has been through a lot of evolutions until it becomes the smartphone.
While a large portion of the classrooms we watched allocated innovation based activities to little gatherings of understudies, as talked about above, there was additionally impressive coaching going ahead around the utilization of innovation itself. Coordinated effort is encouraged for evident reasons when understudies are allotted to work in sets or little gatherings for work at a predetermined number of PCs. Yet actually when every understudy has a PC, educators take note of an expanded recurrence of understudies helping one another. Innovation based undertakings include numerous subtasks (e.g., making a catch for a HyperCard stacks or making sections with word handling programming), prompting circumstances where understudies need help and discover their neighbor a helpful wellspring of support. Understudies who have beaten particular PC aptitudes for the most part get pride and delight from helping other
Many of schools, colleges, and universities in our country already implemented the use of Tablet PCs for the installation of E-books for the use of the students. Instead of carrying books of different sizes which is a burden to students especially in the primary or secondary level, they will just carry a gadget which weighs lighter. Eventually it will ease their daily routine of carrying books and it will allow students be more interested in reading books. ICT development also