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messaging has become a common method of communication in the modern society because of the proliferation of mobile phones and Internet-based instant messaging platforms. Text messaging has permeated nearly every facet of the society including the healthcare sector where medical personnel utilize it to relay patient information. The increased use of text messaging in the healthcare sector is attributable to the fact that medical personnel are increasingly looking for measures for improved collaboration towards better patient outcomes. Even though text messaging enhances collaboration, the problem is it's unsecured and characterized by security risks and concerns.
Using risk analysis and gap analysis approach, a SWOT analysis is carried out to examine the significance of text messaging in clinical communication with regards to its impact on medical personnel and patients. The strengths of text messaging in clinical communication include improved collaboration between medical personnel, seamless and smooth communication between medical personnel, and…… [Read More]
There are, however, admitted limits to the study. Firstly, the sampling size was relatively small and from a homogeneous population. There may also be correlational factors that affect the result which do not reflect the causation of higher rates of student literacy who text. Students who are highly plugged in to Internet technology, for example, may be more affluent and thus more apt to have advanced technology which enhances texting -- and also to more educational resources which enable the students to effectively distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate contexts for texting. Improved but more expensive smartphones that have grown more common in the past years may be a particularly important component of the degree to which affluence affects enhanced used of texting. The fact that students who cannot distinguish between appropriate contexts to use textese have poorer literacy skills does not seem surprising.
One way to examine the degree to…… [Read More]
That is because texting also involves the same brain regions and cognitive processes as communicating by telephone that are responsible for the dangers associated with cell phones and driving and combines that risk factor with another additional independent risk factor: visual distraction.
Unlike cell phones, which distract the driver visually for only a small percentage of the time when they are being used for verbal communication, texting while driving is a continuous visual distraction by its very nature that makes it much more dangerous by comparison. Whereas cell phone users only look at their devices to dial and identify in-coming calls drivers who text must continually shift their attention back and forth from watching the road to looking at their communications devices. Especially at typical highway speeds, the amount of time typically required to look at a mobile device for texting purposes is too much time to look away from…… [Read More]
messaging during simulated driving," Drews et al. (2009) study the effect that text messaging has on driver attention spans and response times. The authors studied drivers in a driving simulation to examine how the drivers responded to texting while driving. Their findings indicate that texting while driving results in poor driver performance with respect to attention span and response time. The authors note the their scores, which are some of the first in the field, indicate that texting while driving is more dangerous than other forms of driver distraction.
The authors first provide an extensive literature review discussing the issue of distracted driving. They present evidence of how different forms of distracted driving have been show to affect driver competence. The authors also discuss the issue of texting and driving specifically, noting that there has not been much research to this point on the subject, but that they believe texting…… [Read More]
By not waiting for an answer, though, "S" also deflects attention from the Prague issue. Second, by changing the subject to "oh we're all going to see Judge Jewels aren't we on the Thursday second November obviously" "S" brings up something else before committing to going, perhaps implying she wishes to still remain non-committal about Prague, but also reconfirm their friendship by reminding "A" about Judge Jewels, a social engagement (even if "S" doesn't go to Prague) that would "obviously" include "A."
But then "A" asks (about Judge Jewels) "when's that'd" replies "Thursday second of November," but then "A" repeats the question: "when'e that." "S" says, again: "Thursday." "A" then asks "S": "when's that (.) you know what I mean."
The implication of "when's that (.) you know what I mean" is apparently clear to both speakers (but not to someone reading a transcription of the conversation).
Then "S" reminds…… [Read More]
Ethics of Client Messaging
As is made clear in the document Online Patient-Clinician Messaging: Fundamentals of Ethical Practice, a publication of the National Ethics Committee of the Veterans Health Administration (2004), there are man broad and varied ethical considerations when it comes to using online communications to facilitate healthcare inquiries and provision. These concerns range from security and privacy issues, and the manner in which online communication could potentially lead to greater threats in these areas, to the quality of care and the relationship of the clinician and the patient that develops via such communications (VHA, 2004). Also of importance are the elements of technical expertise on the part of both clinicians and patients, which could affect utilization of these technologies, and the need to keep such programs voluntary and on par with non-electronic healthcare provision (VHA, 2004).
There are many steps that hospitals and other healthcare institutions can take…… [Read More]
Organizational Policy on the Acceptable Use of Email and Text Messaging
Good Morning Staff,
In the past few years, this company has experienced tremendous growth and productivity because of your significant contributions towards the realization of the firm's objectives. The management team wishes to express our appreciation of your input towards the achievement of organizational objectives and increased productivity. Secondly, the message comes as a friendly reminder of the major components of the firm's policy regarding the acceptable use of email and text messaging in relation to the accomplishment of organizational goals. However, the policy does not seek to restrict or gag employees' email and texting but to promote proper use of these messaging systems through effective guidelines. The management team encourages all employees to be aware of acceptable and unacceptable practices regarding email and text messaging because the policy applies to all staff. The purpose of the guidelines provided…… [Read More]
Employee Privacy Torts
History of Employee Privacy
Changing Trends of Employee Privacy
Impact of Innovative Technology on Employee Privacy
ole of Social Media towards Employee Privacy
Impact of Changing Community/Society on Employee Privacy
Adaptation to the new Environment pertaining to Employee Privacy
Employee Monitoring and Surveillance
Laws and Employer Policies for Text Messaging and Social Media
Electronic Communication Privacy Act
Monitoring of Employee Conversations over Telephone & Email
ecommendations for creating Effective Policies
Future Implications of Employee Privacy
As years have passed and the human race has penetrated into the epoch of twenty first century, the technological advancements have conquered almost every facet of human life, especially the workplace. The widespread platform of the internet has become the integral part of a person's life, in the same manner as businesses are employing technological advancements to perform numerous activities like internet infrastructure, maintenance of computers and so on. It means that…… [Read More]
However, those participants that chose to ignore sleep disturbances, engaged in sleep-promoting activities, or attempted unsuccessfully to overcome sleeping problems had poor sleep quality. The study also found that regardless of the coping strategy used daytime sleepiness still persisted. Yang et al. set out to establish the coping mechanisms used by young adults as it pertained to sleeping disturbances.. The research confirms that sleep disturbances lead to daytime sleepiness. This information is useful for colleges and for students because it presents the opportunity to educate students concerning how they can cope with sleep problems. The article is articulate and informative.
Caldwell K, Harrison M, Adams M, Quin RH, Greeson J.(2010) Developing mindfullness in college students through movement-base courses: Effects on self-regulatory self-efficacy, mood, stress, and sleep quality." J. Am Coll Health. 2010 Mar-58(5):433-42.
College can be a stressful time for students because of the responsibilities associated with classes and social…… [Read More]
Employee Privacy Torts
Issues relating to employee privacy have been at the forefront of businesses for many years. This has been fuelled by the dynamic workplace which changes constantly and also by employees and employers being more litigation-conscious. Technology has also spurred on employee privacy issues with e-mail and the internet being related to heightened concerns about vulnerability of employers to litigation. Many employers have thus exacerbated their concerns relating to employee privacy and especially monitoring of employee behavior. Employee privacy is respected in many of the large corporations. However, there still exist some breaches in employee privacy. Small business owners are at most risk as a result of their increased monitoring practices and close employer-employee interaction.
oberson v. ochester Folding Box Company
One of the major cases that brought employee privacy to the limelight was oberson v. ochester Folding Box Company
Franklin Mills Co. decided to appeal…… [Read More]
Pamela a Virtue Rewarded written Samuel Richardson
ext Message from Pamela
Hi mum and Dad, we travelled well and reached our destination safely. We are grateful to God for bringing us to our new home safely. My Husband has gone through a great deal in making our new home. He is hesitant at changing the design of the house. He argues that the house looks its best the way it is. Am not so sure as to whether we should change the decor and design or leave it as it is. Anyhow, we hope to come to a consensus soon.
Good news though, my husband proposes that we have the work start on refurbishing the house. Last evening he shared with me his desired designs that he already has figured out. How I wish that the new house would sever between the sounds from the noisy hornbill…… [Read More]
Messaging or Short Message Service (SMS)
In Contemporary Culture
After the Second World War, technological advancement increasingly progressed especially after the television was introduced to the commercial market. After the advent of television, various technologies were innovated, including the computer technology that we are now enjoying and utilizing. The new computer technology became the catalyst for more advancements to come our way, and one of the sectors that benefited from these new technologies are the communications sector. Communications technology include the Internet, mobile phones, satellite broadcasting, and other innovations that developed and made communication more prevalent, improved, and clearer especially for people communicating or sharing information from distant places. The communications technology that the contemporary culture has will be the focus of this paper, particularly the advancements made to telephone communication. Telephones are considered one of the most vital devices invented over many centuries. Telephones evolved from being the telephone…… [Read More]
The characteristics of multi-channel management strategies are often organized around the most effective aspects of each channel and the potential they have to contribute to the overarching marketing and selling goal (Wilson, Hobbs, Dolder, McDonald, 2004). McDonald's and their multichannel strategy across Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom (UK) are unified from the standpoint of supporting the corporate messaging and branding of McDonald's. Each geography and region requires a different series of strategies and messages however if McDonald's is going to succeed. The intent of analysis is to evaluate how McDonald's structures its multichannel strategy, varying messaging, content and delivery to fit the specific expectations, needs and wants of each region and country.
Analysis of Multichannel Strategies
The case provides interesting insights into how McDonald's uses their websites as branding platforms that extend into delivering memorable, fun and unique experiences for it customers. Making the point that…… [Read More]
Online bullying and online harassment typically happens through chat rooms, text messages, and emails, and it generally happens when teens aren't in school, the studies show.
The findings appear in a special edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Internet Harassment: What to Do?
Focus on safe use of new technology, not banning the technology.
Today's kids and teens are major media users, but they need grown-up guidance about safe media use, note the CDC's Corinne David-Ferdon, PhD, and Marci Feldman Hertz, MS. They predict that "with the development of new cell phones that are small enough to fit into young children's hands and that are designed to be visually attractive to a younger audience, more and younger children will become competent and frequent users of this technology."
That means that research on preventing online harassment "must be rapid and flexible enough to keep up with the evolving nature of…… [Read More]
To facilitate effective communications, organizational managers must understand the social dynamics of all of these employee communications networks.
7. Understanding Cultural Diversity
Cultural diversity has emerged as one of the most significant social issues in the contemporary workplace. That is largely attributable to the increasing cultural diversity in society and especially to the increased globalization of business in general. Today, it is no longer possible to assume that business partners and other stakeholders will necessarily share the same cultural perspective. In many instances, the failure to appreciate and respond appropriately to cultural diversity can make the difference between success and failure of business negotiations, particularly those conducted across international borders.
8. Promoting and Inclusion by Acknowledging Dissimilarity
While the purpose of cultural sensitivity awareness training is always to reduce or entirely eliminate tensions resulting from cultural differences, the road to achieving that goal often starts with an open and frank…… [Read More]
" New York State has imposed stricter laws regarding cell phone use which call for a ban on wearing even head-sets or hands-free phones. These laws also require drivers to pull up if they need to answer a phone. But people have serious objection to this requirement as we are all aware of the lack of parking spaces in NY. "Where do you get the space to put your car? & #8230; "Pull over to the side to talk and you will get a parking ticket." (Grynbaum, 2009)
All these arguments against cell phone use appear plausible and logical but there is a serious "But" involved. The number of accidents on the road due to drivers' use of cell phone indicates that talking while driving actually keep the mind off the road which is highly dangerous. To allow free use of cell phones while driving is to invite more accidents…… [Read More]
iegele indicates that "employers often wish to know whether they are entitled to contact an applicant's references and what obligations they may have in this regard. ith respect to obtaining consent to contact such references, it is accepted that an applicant who lists references on a job application or resume is implicitly consenting to a prospective employer contacting and obtaining information from those references. Similarly, it is generally accepted that an applicant who lists former employers is deemed to be giving consent to have those employers contacted for references." (iegele, p. 3)
This speaks to the fundamental condition in the relationship between employer and prospective employee. The latter must make available willingly certain information that would otherwise be considered private and protected. This is part and parcel to the process of attempting to gain employment and provides the prospective employer with avenues to determine the suitability of the individual…… [Read More]
Chemical and Biological Terroism
Biological and Chemical Terrorism Prevention
The United States Government has identified the potential of chemical, biological, radiological and/or nuclear (termed CBN) terrorism, especially after the September 11 attacks. They have been concerned ever since Sarin was used in a Tokyo subway (Aum Shinrikyo in 1995) and the anthrax case (in November 2001). The chances of terrorists resorting to these agents in warfare are pretty high considering their advantages over conventional methods. Most organizations fighting terrorism are not equipped well enough to detect such chemicals. A closed container can help most of them escape discovery. The low cost involved in their production increases the dangers manifold. Since most of the above agents affect the human body directly, they are essentially more efficient than conventional warfare.
Chemical weapons have four major classifications. Choking agents are aimed at being fatal and are easily accessible. Phosgene is one such industrial…… [Read More]
This is going to get done by means of using email, text messaging and the Internet to interact with my workers in a professional manner. egardless, I am shaping my staff to change and become better people. I will have to maintain an open mind to their various ideas, and see whether or not they are able to get implemented within the Hospice.
As I strive to become a better leader through using humility, freewill and delegation. I know that I can positively impact others through my hard work. They may want to one day become a Nurse Practioner themselves in any setting of their choosing. The decisions I make could become the deciding factor on whether or not they go further in the medical field. I want to set aside my pride, and become a better servant and transformational leader. This will mean that I strive to put others…… [Read More]
Over time, from one second to the next, human behavior constantly changes, contributing to the fact that human behavior, consequently human cognition, constitutes a dynamic process. (Thelen and Smith, 1994). Communication, also a continuous interactive process, serves as the overtime interaction between the human motivated information processing system and the communication message. (Geiger and Reeves, 1993; Lang, 2000; Rafaeli, 1988)
Media multitasking indicates a user will simultaneously experience exposure to content from various media. As an individual possesses only a limited number of cognitive resources, he/she will not be able to process information at the same level of efficiency as media single use. As a result, the continuing, shifting attention results in less effective retrieval of information, as well as, experiencing challenges retrieving, encoding and storing information.
Statement of Problem
Despite contradictory indications from communication and cognitive psychology, younger adults' fill their lives with multitasking around media, as well…… [Read More]
Modern Communication Technology and Its Benefits
While opponents and critics of modern communication technology like social media platforms Twitter and Facebook argue that these tools invariably bring pain and problems to people’s lives, this one-sided and ultimately shallow approach to modern communication technology ignores the many benefits that text messaging, smartphones, social media, the Internet, and other communication tools in the Digital Era provide to individuals, businesses, organizations, governments and law enforcement all over the world. This paper will show that modern communication technology has many benefits for people today and that these tools have, in fact, changed the world for the better by 1) connecting more human beings than ever before, 2) allowing information to flow and be shared more easily than ever before, and 3) allowing people to overcome time and space barriers so that they can work together and assist one another with ideas, guidance, directions, and…… [Read More]
As a result they demand more convenient means of addressing communications needs like text messaging and are more prone to use Blackberry-like devices for their SMS needs. The development of the Blackberry came far after Hong Kong users had mastered the art of SMS on standard cellphones. The product "mapping," as Norman (1996) describes, is more intuitive on the Blackberry but the technology arrived too late to compete with the Hong Kong market. This supports what (author of "Do Artifacts Have Politics") describes as the "social determination of technology."
Sociological theories of technology suggest that artifacts may reflect political and cultural realities. Differential cellular phone usage between North America and Canada reflects a political and cultural reality: telecommunications infrastructure in the United States and Canada continues to emphasize land lines, and cellular phone services are less entrenched as a result. In Hong Kong the reverse is true: land lines were…… [Read More]
Technology has reached into the lives of each of us. Regardless of how we might try to avoid modern technology it affects cannot be denied. Cell phones, email, internet, GPS are just a few of the modern technological devices that have changed the way we live. Cell phones make us available nearly anywhere to nearly everyone. The internet has become the chic way to meet potential partners. The GPS has replaced the use of maps as the preferred method of finding directions while traveling while stock trading online has caused many stock brokers sleepless nights.
A mere twenty years ago many of the technological changes that are in common usage today were mere ideas. Yet, they have quickly been incorporated into each of our lives and the changes seem to be occurring with increasing rapidity.
The most obvious effect to the increased use of technology in our communications is…… [Read More]
he increased affordability of cellular devices and service plans has lead to dramatic growth in the use of mobile phones over the past decade. Over time, as devices have become more sophisticated, new uses have become popular. Initially, text messaging became a very popular form of communication, with individuals quickly sending short text-based messages to each other through their phones (Smith, 2011). he cellular service providers charge for text-messages, which are instantaneously delivered to another user's device. he charges associated with text-messaging have become cumbersome for some users, with individuals not subscribing to text-messaging plans often finding hundreds of dollars in text-message charges on their monthly statements (Smith, 2011). One solution to this problem has become the use of applications that attempt to mimic the behavior of text messages (Smith, 2011). One such app is the WhatsApp application, available on multiple cellular platforms, including iOS, Android and…… [Read More]
Cell Phones (Technology) On Communication
Cell phones and other cellular communication equipment are omnipresent in today's digital age, with roughly 1.5 billion cellular phones used, at present, across the globe; on an average, 75 billion SMSs are sent globally, in a month (Merry, Domlija & Mackenzie, 2005). While the use of cellular communication has greatly contributed to the area of communication, cellular interferences have hampered functioning in various contexts, including driving, parenting task completion, and enrolment in academic courses. Strayer and colleagues (2005) proved that cognitive impairments linked to cell phone usage while driving may be the same as those linked to drunken driving. Impacts of distractions from cell phones have been observed in laboratory as well as naturalistic settings. Here, the word 'distraction' implies the unintentional inattention to the task at hand, which is characteristic of unlooked-for events (e.g. a call on one's cell phone). By contrast, the word…… [Read More]
Orange Strategic Marketing Plan
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Based on the successful merger of Orange and T-Mobile, the company is one of the world's largest mobile operators and the second leading operator throughout Western Europe. The company has over 30M subscribers worldwide, with 10M on the more profitable and long-term post-paid plans and leads Europe with over 1.5M users subscribing to the GSM 3G speed class of performance (Orange Investor elations, 2012). As of January, 2012 the company and its subsidiaries operate in 25 nations worldwide and has an aggregator market share of 40.4% and one of the highest consistent Average evenue Per User (APU) levels of…… [Read More]
Communicating in Today's orkplace
Communicating in Today's orkplace
Communicating in Today's orkplace
"the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
George Bernard Shaw
Communication is essential to every organization for it to function effectively. And as Shaw observes, effective communication can be challenging, particularly in today's workplace. Communication is required to increase efficiency, satisfy customers, improve quality, and create innovative products and services. Communication links everyone together and facilitates organizational success.
Effective communication is so important for organizational success that not only managers but employees as well must be effective communicators. One task of a manager is to help employees improve their communication skills. hen all members of a team, department, or organization are able to communicate effectively with each other and with people outside their group, they are all more likely to perform well.
Merriam-ebster defines communication as "a process by…… [Read More]
Communications # Technologies #Organization
What is Information Communications and Media Technology (ICMT)
ICMT is derived from two fundamental terminologies -- information communication technology and media technology. Information communication technologies refer to the resources and tools used to create, manage, store, and disseminate information (Gray, 2012). They include telephony, broadcasting technologies (television and radio), computers, and other technological media for communication. Each of these media has its technological limitations -- radio, for instance, could broadcast an event live, but one would only hear the sound and not be able to see the performers; similarly, a television would be able to deliver video and sound, but not text (Croteau, Hoynes & Milan, 2011). Media technologies are platforms of computer networks that allow for the delivery of all media forms; interactive, video, picture, sound, text and live (Croteau et al., 2011). Information communications and media technologies, therefore, refer to the various…… [Read More]
The first is by demographically-based segmentation attributes, and the second is through services offered. Neither of these is optimal for understanding and responding to unmet needs in the users bases, a point discussed in the following section of this paper.
Demographic segments include the following:
General Consumer/Residential: The largest segment of users, this is the segment that also generates the highest level of price competition and pressure in the market as well. Churn is highest in this segment.
Small and Medium businesses:
The primary segment where bundling is used for generating high loyalty due to the ability of members of this segment to overcome price pressure due to the need to have services in place to support their business models.
The most profitable of segments and also the more difficult to penetrate and sustain customers, AT&T Wireless has successfully served this segment with Wide Area Networks (WLAN) and hotspot…… [Read More]
Cellular service was launched in UK in 1985. Cantel and affiliates of Mobility UK were licenced to operate at 800 MHz. Personal Communications Services (PCS) operating at 1.8 GHz was licenced in UK in December 1995 with two new players, Clearnet and Microcell each receiving 30 MHz of spectrum. Mobility UK affiliates and Cantel each received 10 MHz of new spectrum. PCS service was launched in late 1997. Today, a wide variety of national and regional licenced wireless carriers, along with numerous resale partners, provide wireless voice and data services covering more than 99 per cent of the UK population:
Petro UK Mobility
7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless
NMI…… [Read More]
Marketing Plan of Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is a U.S.-based company that is focused on providing cellular mobile services through its wireless data services, which includes GSM and TDMA technologies. GSM (Global Systems for Mobile Communication) technology is the most basic form of wireless service that allows users to receive data service by connecting their mobile phones to cell site towers of Cingular. TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) technology, meanwhile, allows users to use the same communication medium over different time slots. With the help of these technologies, Cingular Wireless is able to offer services ranging from text messaging, voice calls, and even multi-media messaging (MMS) that allows users to capture images and use video streaming/messaging with the use of their mobile phones.
Cingular Wireless' Promotions strategy is geared toward the mass communication media, such as broadcast (television) and print media. Through these very powerful media forms, Cingular was able…… [Read More]
Fan Fiction Annotated Bibliography
Baron, N. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
n our viritual community, people still need to have a way of communicating their words and messages. This is done through a keyboard -- texting, email, or online chat. Texting, or text messaging, is a modern colloquial term that refers to the exchange of information between mobile devices, made possible by transmitting messages through cellular networks. Typically, these types of messages are sent using a Short Message Service (SMS), but with the advances in cellular technology and memory, a new Multimedia Message Service (MMS) made it possible to send messages containing images, video, and sound. Email of course is simply messaging sent through an nternet account, and M the virtual equivalent of texting. more private even than voice (Crystal 2009).
Texting is a global phenomenon, and in some…… [Read More]
Twelve ESL learners who participated subsequently found that participating in text-based online chat rooms promoted a noticeable difference in their face-to-face conversations, particularly in noticing their own linguistic mistakes.
Psychologists stress little if any learning occurs without attention. "Text-based online chat, a particular form of synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) involving written oral-like conversation, has the great potential of increasing noticing for two reasons:
1. Compared to face-to-face conversations, CMC allows conversations to flow at slower speeds than face-to-face; consequently permitting "speakers" to have longer times to process receiving and producing the target language.
2. CMC can save texts (previous messages) in format that users may later access. (Lai and Zhao)
The following copy of "ESL Online Talk Community" illustrates concept Lai and Zhao present.
Practice makes perfect, but many ESL students do not have opportunities to practice speaking English. This Website is trying to establish an online community to enable…… [Read More]
Parent Communication Plan
Parent-teacher communication is one of the bedrocks of education. The reason for this is that education is not something that solely transpires in the classroom. It extends outside its walls and continues on into the real world. The student’s home is one area where education also occurs, and that is not the realm of the teacher but rather of the parent. Thus, to ensure that both parent and teacher are on the same page and are communicating the same vital messages and lessons to the child, it is wise that they themselves communicate with one another, share ideas, and discuss important issues that are likely to be faced by the child (Graham-Clay, 2005). As Merkley, Schmidt, Dirksen and Fuhler (2006) point out, there are many ways in which parent-teacher communication can be conducted today: the face-to-face meeting is always an option, but technological advancements have also…… [Read More]
The focus must also be on how to create the place or location so it is eclectic enough to meet the diverse expectations of the customer base.
When the Gap Model of Service Quality is applied to Place there are many areas of marketing strategy that need to be taken into account. First, there is the need to ensure the Place or location does not cause the need for service recovery completely on its own. This can happen if the variation in quality of locations varies so significantly that customers perceive big differences in expeie3nces between floors of the club Pacha for example. As the website and club have shown through marketing, each floor is unique yet of consistent high quality in terms of sound systems and seating, lighting and dance floors. All of these factors or place service to differentiate the club overall but also create the potential of…… [Read More]
cell phone technology in Japan. Specifically it will discuss the moral and ethical issues brought about by Japanese cell phones. In Japan, cell phones are as ubiquitous as they are in the United States. However, the ethics and morals of cell phone usage in Japan are very different from usage in the United States, largely because of moral and ethical issues of how the Japanese view cell phones and their usage.
In Japan, everyone from schoolchildren to the elderly carry cell phones. A group of writers note, "The Japanese term for mobile phone, keitai (roughly translated as 'something you carry with you'), evokes not technical capability or freedom of movement but intimacy and portability, defining a personal accessory that allows constant social connection" (Ito, et al., 2005). This very definition shows that the Japanese view cell phones differently than many other parts of the world, and because of this, they…… [Read More]
Of these three approaches ad-hoc is considered the most adaptable to roaming users and therefore shows the greatest opportunity to support contextual-based use of wireless networks. The concept of the cellular network on the other hand is much more stationary and focused on a set of base stations that require base controllers and network infrastructure to effectively function. This fixed platform nature of the cellular network approach is juxtaposed with the approach increasingly being relied of using ad hoc networks for enable peer-to-peer communications throughout wireless networks. This aspect of ad hoc wireless network architectures is gaining high levels of interest due to wireless due to WiFi-enabled devices being able to access Facebook, MySpace and other social networking applications. As the ad-hoc architecture inherently supports peer-based communications and is rapidly becoming the foundation of social networking, this type of network architecture is considered highly distributed in nature. Often wireless network…… [Read More]
Technology in the Classroom
As technology advances, teachers are able to implement tools to adapt and communicate with their students and provide an ease in the learning environment. Teachers are capable of connecting with their students by using tools such as social networks, websites, promethean boards, digital gaming, text messaging, and email communication in. This allows teachers to connect and interact with students and parents to answer questions, provide tutorials, and alert or inform about grades, missing assignments, homework, and other unanswered questions.
Social networks and other websites formulate students to experience an ease when communicating with their teachers by interacting with them on a personal level in a casual environment. Those students confused with a homework assignment may be able to confirm the homework assignment, view tutorials, and ask and answer questions with the teacher and friends through a social network or other website. Teachers will be able to…… [Read More]
Globalization, Technology Privacy Topic: How Whatsapp App
There is a lot of evidence that suggests that WhatsApp, one of the most popular apps utilized for communication between people, is invading the social life of college students. In fact, one can argue that WhatsApp is one of the most widespread mechanisms used by college students for socializing with one another. According to Susilo (2014), WhatsApp is one of "the most popular messenger applications among…college students" (10). It was largely due to the tendency of college students and young people to utilize this app that Facebook spent billions of dollars acquiring the company that makes it (Duryee, 2014). There are a number of different areas of life in which WhatsApp is impacting the social communication between college students. Many of these areas (including romance, long and short distance communication, and academics) pertain to some of the features of this app.
AEAS OF…… [Read More]
Social Media and the ed Shirt evolution
Most scholars are in conflict with regard to the subject of revolution in the age of social media. Until now, revolution has been considered a top-down process. In Thai situation, things might have been different. The ed Shirt evolution in Thailand was one of the first of the "Twitter" revolutions, that is one that was fueled by social media and Web 2.0 technology. Since then, other revolutions have come as well. The lone citizen is now no longer on their own. The dissident in Chiang Mai now can commiserate with their brother or sister in Tahrir Square and plan revolution on a country to country or even on a global basis. Even as this writer types up a dissertation proposal, demonstrators coordinate strategy on a global basis to protest corporate greed. It is with this in mind that this study looks back at…… [Read More]
external communications, internal communications such as memoranda require careful organization and accuracy of expression in their content. Although memoranda are frequently used by individuals within an organization to communicate, they are also used as part of the working papers and for the record, and these different types of communications are discussed further in this chapter.
Memos: Some Basic Principles
The organization of memoranda depends on the subject matter. Typically, memos are shorter in length than external communications, but in some cases they can run to several pages or even more. In any event, the type of organization will depend on the type of information that is being communicated, but the basic components include date, recipient, sender and subject. The other parts of memoranda are discussed further below.
The Parts of a Memo: Organizing for Coherence
As with other types of report writing, memoranda usually include an introduction that describes what…… [Read More]
ECS can be set-up as an early warning and emergency communications system in areas usually affected by natural disasters or conflicts and with high volume of mobile phone users and text message/SMS users. In case of an impending political conflict or natural disaster, UniComm's ECS will be part of an area's communication plan as people take action in response to the information/message they received through the ECS.
UniComm, as part of its preparations for the international launch, will set-up special launchings in one country in Asia (Philippines) and Africa (Kenya) where the ECS can be tested in terms of its overall packaging. As the nature of the ECS service is more on the side of public service, UniComm will seek partners from the private sector with strong relationships with the government and non-government units operating within the chosen sites in each country. ECS will be tested in the…… [Read More]
The marketing plans for developing growth of the base customer subscribers include lower cost trial for prototype testing period. These programs will run for four to six weeks to revise and implement any additional customizations before final subscription pricing for two to 10-year contracts. The price will not be extremely low, but based on the competitor rates and what the market is willing to pay due to pricing trends for of competitors in the same location. This way the pricing will accurately reflect the cost that the market will bear for that specific location vs. charging the same rate at each location. This will be a way to ensure there is no loss of potential revenue, due to pricing too low for the market based on standard rates at Wpro Headquarters. The advertising promoted will be focused on meeting IMC standards of quality, reliability and customer satisfaction.…… [Read More]
"Numerous studies have shown that impressive results in student achievement have come from students in technology-rich learning environments. Additional benefits such as improved student attitude, enthusiasm and engagement have also been found." (Sebastian J.)
However technology is not a solution in itself but can be a useful and often powerful means of enhancing the educational process. In this process technology does not replace teaching as an essential function but is rather used to the advantage of the teacher and students. As one study succinctly summarizes the relationship between pedagogy and technology; "...the teacher is essential to the integration of the technological potential in education. Teachers need the access, training, ongoing support and time to become proficient, productive users of technology. This is crucial in order for teachers to fulfill their roles as facilitators of learning and information literacy." (Sebastian J.)
Building a Nation of Learners Key to U.S. Meeting…… [Read More]
For example, as Sheridan (2003) emphasizes, "When Short Message Service (SMS) was first introduced on mobile phones, it was seen merely as an extra feature that might be used by people on an irregular basis. But in fact, text-messaging turned out to be one of the device's most desirable assets, and is regarded by many as one of the most significant cultural developments of the past decade" (p. xxviii).
Given its enormous popularity, this feature of the company's product line could be refined, for example, to provide instant language translation services into the predominant languages used throughout the European Union. Language translation features, especially Spanish to English, would also be desirable for the company's strategic partner in Mexico, Grupo Iusacell, the country second largest wireless carrier (Business and your money, 2001). Likewise, the existing charges for SMS services could be reduced (or even eliminated), thereby keeping existing customers satisfied while…… [Read More]
TV and Magazine Ads. There are five references used for this paper.
Americans see numerous advertisements on TV and in magazines, all aim at getting them to spend their money. It is interesting to look at five such ads and who their target audience is.
The Libmen Company offers a wide array of products for cleaning the home. Their newest product is the Nitty Gritty Roller Mop which is targeted for the middle-class, homemaker.
The ad promises the product will "get to the nitty, gritty of cleaning a floor (Libmen)."
The company demonstrates this benefit by showing the consumer bristles on the mop, as well as the roller portion.
The consumer is shown the mop being used, further successfully illustrating the virtues of the product.
Odor Eaters has a product called Odor Eaters Plus. The product is aimed mainly at middle-class athletes or workers who may…… [Read More]
Cellular Phones in Japan:
It's different here.
Cell phone usage has undergone a tremendous jump in a relatively short amount of time. Indeed, the time has come when one feels slightly "naked" if one is out and about without one. Interestingly, however, cell phone technology within the United States is in its infancy compared to that found over the Pacific in Japan. In fact, the Japanese are so enamored of their cell phones and new cell phone technologies that Japanese companies are striving to create novel and powerful products to keep pace with the overwhelming demand.
Compared to American cell phone technology, Japanese products are truly striking. Indeed, for an industrialized nation, and a "world leader" at that, it is truly surprising to note the tremendous disparity between United States cell phone technology (in use), and the technology available and utilized even in the developing world. Consider, for example, that…… [Read More]
Others include delays in data accessibility, albeit shorter delays and the continued need for source data verification (Donovan, 2007).
Other obstacles have occurred in the developing of mobile healthcare applications. These have included mobile device limitations, wireless networking problems, infrastructure constraints, security concerns, and user distrust (Keng and Shen, 2006).
A third problem that has been encountered is that of a lack of education on not only the importance of the information technology but also training on how to use the specific pieces of equipment. The tools that are provided to people are only as good as the training that is provided on how to use them. The tools may be able to do wonderful things, but if those that are using them do not know how to get the best use out of them they will in the end be less efficient.
According to an Institute of…… [Read More]
GP will significantly improve the accuracy of air traffic control, and also provide a platform for the efficient increase of aircraft traffic. It is however somewhat unclear why it has taken so long to implement a technology that has such obvious advantages and that has been in existence for such a long time. Perhaps the time and cost involved was a determining factor. From the current viewpoint, it has become essential to upgrade ATC technology.
Like the ground-based ATC system, the current separations system for aircraft is becoming unviable in terms of the anticipated and current increase in aircraft using airspace. Alternative ways have therefore been investigated to safely handle the increase in aircraft, and also to address the increasing delays that have plagued American airports. The Free Flight concept is one such possible alternative.
According to J.M. Hoekstra (2002), commercial aircraft to date have been operating under the…… [Read More]
This only furthers the problems associated with insufficient sleep because of the body's natural physiological response to excessive sugar intake and leads to a constant repetitive cycle of sugar highs and corresponding crashes shortly afterwards.
Furthermore, the excessive caffeine consumption throughout the school day only makes it that much harder for students to wind down and go to sleep as early as they would need to receive adequate sleep. Finally, in that regard, the regular substitution of healthy breakfasts for non-nutritious fast food and vending machine substitutes contributes substantially to the epidemic of overweight and obese American teenagers.
According to Houston, delaying the start time of American high schools would help resolve most of these problems.
Houston's observations are very consistent with what one observes in high school.
Very often, students skip class to take naps and others simply sleep in their classes.
Other times, students take unauthorized days off…… [Read More]
Second, the Internet allows access to the world and therefore a pedophile can pray on a victim that lives 1000 miles away just as easily as if the intended victim were next door. Technology virtually obliterates geographic distance. A cyberpredator can in fact be more alluring for a disenchanted youth by offering a plane ticket to some exotic location. The enticement of being independent might cause some naive adolescents to travel to meet the cyberpredator, or the cyberpredator can also arrange to fly long distances to meet the intended victim in person.
Third, technology enables long-term and intimate communications that would otherwise not be possible. It would be far more difficult to "groom" children without the Internet except when the pedophile is a member of that child's family or immediate social network without attracting attention. Online grooming can take place over a long period of time, giving the child a…… [Read More]
Social media involves online content that people use via highly accessible technologies. Basically, social media marks a change in the way people read, discover and share information, news and content. Therefore, social media fuses technology and sociology leading to a change in monologues into dialogues and also marks information democratization, making everyone an author instead of being a mere content reader. Social media has become very popular since it enables people interaction through the internet to create relations useful for different reasons including political, personal and business. Businesses consider social media to be an amalgamation of consumer-generated media. The social media takes different forms like, blogs, Internet forums, wikis, pictures, podcasts and video. Therefore, it is obvious that the Internet is a fundamental social medium (Customer Centric Business Strategies, n.d.). This may not change since people endeavor to engage with each other online; hence, social media is going to be…… [Read More]
This means that designers do not have the ultimate control, as they have had for centuries in other printed matter. The user now has the ultimate control, and they can alter the aspects of a Web page at the click of a mouse.
Internet typography has evolved from very simple fonts and colors on a plain background, to intensely graphic and easy to navigate Web sites that draw the user in to a totally unique and visual experience. Colors, textures, and variations are endless, and typography is really still in the infant stages on the Internet, so it is clear there will be many more innovations to come. Internet typography has revolutionized how the world accesses information, and it is one of the most important developments of the information age. It will be extremely interesting to see where typography goes in the future on the Internet, and it will be…… [Read More]
gathered using a number of key word searches and combinations of terms, such as "adolescent," "substance abuse," "treatment," "drug," "outcome," "drug abuse, "juvenile drug abusers," juvenile drug use," "juvenile drug treatment," "adolescent drug treatment," and "adolescent drug use." These key word searches were conducted in online databases such as PsychInfo, PubMed, NCBI, JSTO, National Institute of Mental Health, National Criminal Justice eference Service, and Google Scholar. These searches resulted in a number of studies that appeared useful for this analysis. The five chosen were chosen because of common key words and their relevance to this study's focus on if adolescent males with substance disorder are given inpatient treatment instead of outpatient treatment whether they will have a greater chance of maintaining their sobriety.
Description and Technique
Branson, Clemmey, and Mukherjee (2013). This study is a sample size 48 adolescents with roughly half Latino and half African-American, male and female.…… [Read More]
Disappearing Ink -- Todd Gitlin
In a September 1999 Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, New York University Professor Todd Gitlin wrote of a new trend in university education, cropping up amongst American colleges -- an Internet company posting free notes for core required courses at 62 major universities. He was reminded of his days at Berkeley, in which a note taking service attended lectures (always a graduate student), take notes, type them, and sell for a nominal fee. The notes were professionally done, organized in a manner that would suit "most of the group," and even the professor could use them as a template for courses. However, soon class attendance began to wane; why go to class if you could get the materials elsewhere? And those who attended were far less lively and willing to discuss key events in a cogent and active manner. Gitlin notes that education…… [Read More]
Now, the way to get found is through the internet. There are several different methods that can be used, too, and may businesses will choose a combination of methods so that they are able to reach out to the largest number of people without spending too much money. Even the largest and most prosperous companies have a budget, and they probably do not want to (or cannot) go over that budget in order to get results. With that being the case, these companies have to focus on the most popular ways to reach out to customers. To do that, the company needs to know the market it is targeting with its product or service (Amor, 1999; Beynon-Davies, 2004; Frieden & oche, 2006; Tcakz & Kapczynski, 2009).
A target market is vital to success, because any business (online or not) has to market to people who want and need what the…… [Read More]
STEP 8 - INTEVENTION IMPLEMENTATION PHASING
The initial implementation of the automated calling system will require a significant amount of data entry concerning patient contact data; however, this data can be integrated in digital form from existing healthcare information management system as discussed further below.
PLANNING MODULE III - DETAILED HIMS PLANNING and COSTING
Although the actual acquisition of the automated calling system selected for this initiative will be completed by the hospital's purchasing department, a preliminary review of available representative systems that meet the needs of the ENT department is provided in Table 1 below.
epresentative Automated Calling Systems and Specifications
BroadcastByPhone: Automated dialing software can reach people by phone or by voice mail with personalized messages the auto-dialer uses a computer to deliver personal calls or leave answering machine messages in a human voice or a computer-generated voice. Calls are delivered…… [Read More]
Internet has grown exponentially since its first introduction to the public. The precursor to the Internet was the ARPANET. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the Department of Defense (Carlitz and Zinga, 1997) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) were the primary creators of the ARPANET. Subsequently however, efforts from private entities and universities have helped develop the network infrastructure, as it exists today. "The goals of ARPA's 'Resource Sharing Computer Network' project were to develop the technology for and demonstrate the feasibility of a computer network while improving communication and collaboration between research centers with grants from ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO)." (Press, 1996) J.C.R. Licklider of MIT undertook groundbreaking work in developing computer interactivity. Later, he implemented his vision though time-sharing systems-affordable interactive computing. The effort of the NSF also helped to distribute the features of this new networking capability to all major universities and research…… [Read More]
Technology With egards to Dating
Dating is an activity typically used by people to choose potential romantic partners and to initiate the process of finding a mate (Strong & Cohen, 2013). The process of dating has undergone many changes through the course of history; however, technological innovations have dramatically altered the process. This paper will discuss how technology has influenced the dating process in both positive and negative ways. First the concept of dating is defined and explored followed by a discussion of how the dating process has been altered by technological changes.
The term dating has several meanings but typically refers to a meeting of two individuals with the goal of engaging in some form of mutually agreed-upon social activity (Strong & Cohen, 2013). Thus, dating is most often considered to be an activity that is part of the mating or selection process in humans where…… [Read More]
Technology: Use of Technology in Politics
Use of Technology in Politics: Technology
Technology's Political Impact
Technology has changed the way we live our lives, influencing how we work, conduct business, and even interact with each other. Technology has also become an integral and indispensable part of our political processes. No individual perhaps demonstrates the significance of technology in the political arena better than President Barrack Obama. Obama is president today partly because of his aggressive use of social media and technology in his campaign processes. Obama's campaign in 2008 used technology, particularly social networks, online video, text messaging, and email advocacy to raise money and develop volunteers (ospars et al., 2010). It sent out a billion emails, including unique campaign messages targeted at certain segments of the 13 million members (ospars et al., 2010).
The campaign created a personalized social network (www.mybarrackobama.com) (MyBO), which allowed members to connect and interact…… [Read More]