Personal Digital Assistant and High School Students

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STHE EFFECTS OF CELL PHONE AND SMARTPHONE IN THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE SELECTED FOURTH YEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL GENERAL COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL (MOGCHS)

By

JAN MICHAEL AMPER
SYMOON JUGAO
KISTOFFER JAN LIAO
SEALTIEL MELENDEZ

Submitted to the

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
XAVIER UNIVERSITY

In Partial fulfilment of the requirements

For the degree of

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

March 2013

CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION

Mobile phones nowadays had massively changed from its calling and texting feature to its more advance applications and features such as cameras, internet connection, games and more applications that can be possibly installed into it as technology evolves. At the present it is also used as a personal assistant that gives information, communication and entertainment. It also had become a necessity to the world that some people can’t live comfortably without it. It also gives us security while we are away from our family and love ones by keeping us in touch while at distances. Adults use it as an advantage to help make their job more fast and efficient. At the present mobile phones are not only for adults but also for teenagers. According to The statistics nearly 80 percent of teenagers in the world own a mobile phone; some of them use it almost every day to the point that they use it during classes. The question is how does it affect their academic standing can it be an advantage to their studies? Cell phone or smart phone whatever type there is always a possibility that these communication technology can affect the academic performance of fourth year high school students. The study will determine the effect of both type of mobile phone a cell phone and smart phone affecting the academic performance in school and how does it influence them in their studies. Also this will expose that mobile phone usage for students has a two different views whether an advantage or disadvantage that will affect their performance in school.

Mobile phones today are affordable that even a student can posses provided by parents, though it differs in the price and quality of brands still it is the same. Mobile phone usage for high school students had really changed the way of education whether positive and negative. That is why the research study will determine the use of mobile phones to a quantity of users and their quality of influence in the mobile phone technology. A. Rationale

The purpose of this research is to examine the difference of having a Cell phone and a Smartphone referred to fourth year high school students in MOGCHS if it affects their academic performance in school. In this study, the students will only focus as to whether the type of mobile phone they are using has an impact to their academic performance. Mobile phones are convenient in terms of connecting to friends and family as well as updates from school events as well as instant learning from the internet. But however it also has the possibility to affect their performance in school. Difference between Cell phone & Smart phone:

A “Mobile phone” is often called a “Cellular phone or cell phone”. This device is connected to a wireless communication network, through radio waves or satellite transmissions. Most mobile phones provides Call or voice communications, Text or Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Message Service (MMS), and newer phones may also provide Internet services such as Web browsing like GPRS or WAP, instant messaging capabilities and e-mail. A Smart phone however is considered to be a blend of the traditional PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) and cellular phone, with a larger focus on the cellular phone part. This type of device adds more mobile phone capabilities with many features of a handheld computer or PDA. Smartphone allows user to save information, e-mail, installs programs, and at same time using a mobile phone in...
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