What is communication?
It is the act or process of exchanging, imparting or interchange of thought, opinion or information by speech, writing or signs. (Dictionary.com,2010)

Different types of communication:
1. Face to face
2. Land or Mobile Phone communication (one to one)
3. Email communication
4. Chatting (voice and video)
5. Video conferencing
6. Teleconferencing (one to one OR one to many)
7. Social Networking


IT systems

1. Mobile phones and associated services and uses (calling, texting, video chatting, mobile internet) (Mike An - Friday) 3
a. Difference between face to face and communication via mobile phone.
b. Health issues with the use of mobile phones.
c. Social and ethical impact of the use of mobile phones
d. Effects on Education
e. Effects on Business


2. Digital Entertainment versus live entertainment (John - Tuesday) 6
a. Difference of a live entertainment and digital entertainment.
b. Effects on Arts Entertainment and Leisure.
c. Social impact of having live entertainment versus digital entertainment and vice versa.
d. Social and ethical impart of digital contents like: pornography, realism and violence.


3. Distance Learning (Mike Kang – Tuesday ) 4
a. Difference between distance learning and classroom environment.
b. Social and ethical impact of distance learning on Education.
c. IT System behind distance learning.
d. Effects on Social relationship among students who are doing distance learning compared to those in classroom environment.


4. Push and pull technology (Chen - Friday) 2
a. IT System behind push and pull technology
b. Social and ethical consideration of push and pull technology
c. Effects on Education
d. Effects on Business


5. Teleconferencing (Gina - Tuesday) 5
a. Difference between face to face and communication via teleconferencing.
b. IT system behind teleconferencing
c. Social and ethical impact of the use of teleconferencing
d. Effects on Education
e. Effects on Business



6. Traffic control system and Security System (Terry - FRIDAY) 1
a. IT system behind traffic control system and Security Systems.
b. Social and ethical impact of the use of traffic control system and Security Systems.
c. Effects on Politics and Government

7. Social Networking (Do Yup - Tuesday) 7
a. Difference between a display board in halls and Social Networking sites.
b. IT system behind Social Networking
c. Social and ethical impact of the use of Social Networking sites.
d. Effects on Education
e. Effects on Business


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