Technology’s Impact Essay

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Technology’s Impact Is the outgrowth of technology really a threat to college student? “Hey are you in the room, Ashley?” Kate knocks the door. “Hey I forgot my key, will you open the door for me,” Kate shouted. After five minutes, Kate went next door and knocked on her suitemate’s door. Her suitemate opened the door for her. She went through the bathroom, and reached to her own room. As she opened the door she was shocked; actually there was more of an angry expression on her face. “Ashley! Why didn’t you open the door for me? I told you I would be back in five minutes and I wasn’t bringing my key with me. Why did you lock the door? Didn’t you hear what I said? Now would you get away from your screen? I think we need to…show more content…
Is that how everyone thinks? Or it is one of those ‘evil’ stereotyping phrase given by our society. However, most of our parents do believe that we spend most of our time in front of computer playing games and do not study much. I dislike that fact that society is stereotyping college students as the victim of the plague of gizmos, but I also believe that to certain degree we rely too much on technology. Therefore, I decided to investigate JMU’s students’ daily technology usage, opinion, and attitudes towards computers and technologies by giving out a survey. The surveys are composed of eleven questions including two demographic questions. I was aware of privacy issues so I only asked demographic questions that might affect the survey results. I made twenty copies of the survey and distributed them on January 24, 2003, around 10:00AM , Friday outside the hall of Burruss. (See attachment for the questions of survey part I) I distributed the twenty surveys to random students who walked by. Amazingly, the results of the survey stated only ten percent of college students spent most of their time playing games while online. Seven male students and thirteen female students answered the survey. Twelve of them were freshman and eight of them were sophomore. From the results (see Table 1.1) Most of the students relied on computers more than they thought. A majority of us do use a computer more than 20 hours a week. However, I cannot conclude
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