Mobile Phone on college campus
Nowadays, mobile phone is no longer the simple communicational tool for individuals. It has become a comprehensive media with powerful functions for information communication. The epoch of mobile phone is approaching, which implies a information revolution of human with wide and deep effects---the sixth media revolution.
Students are always the fashion followers and spokesmen. Mobile phone, with the symbol of fashion, popularity and innovation, fits in with the psychological characteristic of adolescents nowadays. Now colleges have become the main market of mobile phones. As the development of 3G technology and the decrease in price, mobile phones will irresistibly become the temptation for students on campus.
Mobile phone, as the symbol of development of digital technology, should play an essential role in education when we try to build up our campus culture. There is no doubt that new media technology has an innovative effect on the campus culture.
Firstly, on moral education, mobile phone has created a new education mode, as well as the advanced education methods for it. In order to improve the education of today’s network era, we should make the most use of the sources from the Internet. Many students use the mobile phones to convey the information, which can’t be expressed face to face. This will shorten the distance between the teachers and students. Secondly, when talking about teaching management, many schools begin to cooperate with Telecom Corporation and Propagation Service Company to a new platform for transmitting information, so that it can fulfill the digital management of the information of teachers, students and parents. This platform uses Short Massages as main carrier, accompanying with the phonic number for special service and computer for surfing the Internet, and it can provide a well-rounded, instant and high-efficient new mode for the communication between family and school.
Thirdly, mobile phone has become one of the most welcome media, for new kind of recreation and campus culture, following the computer and MP3. On one hand, it creates a totally new space for reading and listening. The so-called culture of the thumbs originated from short massages, gradually affects people’s habits of reading and the ways of thinking.
Fourthly, when talking about the ways of living, mobile phone can be a warm family, which can be found anywhere. Mobile phone is a way of living centered on individuals. The directional transmission of individualization further makes our campus more colorful. Because of its mobility, mobile phone escapes from the geographic boundaries of family and school, and free people from the indoor activities. While for SMS, because it’s very convenient and swift, it has become one of the most popular means of communication among college students.
People oriented is the core characteristic of harmonious campus culture, which consists of scientific, moral, positive and healthy elements of human culture, bases on the establishment of effective democracy, equality, honesty, friendship and full of energy.
Mobile phone generates temptation as well as confusion in us. There is a line in a movie called “Cell phone” describing that the mobile phone can’t be itself but a grenade if it is misused, which would cause new public side effect on our way to establish the harmonious campus culture.
Due to the high prices of most mobile phones, the rich will have more opportunities to gain advantage than the poor do. So the gap between the rich and the poor will be enlarged. Apart from the knowledge gap, the huge digital gap will result in distance in attitude, behavior and psychology. Now a mobile phone of a student is not only for communication and contact with others, but also a symbol of his or her status. Some students are not rational enough in purchasing mobile phones. There are invidious comparisons between students about mobile phones because of their...
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