Andrew and I (along with Susan Bailey and Andrew Myers) recently published two articles on technology addiction.
‘Techno Addicts: Young Person Addiction to Technology‘ describes the disruptive effect that technology addiction can have on positive attitudes towards learning. While students expressed little concern of addiction, technology obsession is hindering spelling skills, encouraging plagiarism and disrupting classroom learning.
‘Techno Addicts: Life Style Through Technology‘ examines the effects of information communication technology (ICT) on individuals. Using quantitative data from over 1,200 respondents across a broad spectrum of society ranging from lower income groups to top managers and directors, we found shocking information about how individuals adopt technology for work, personal use, and pleasure.
Both can be downloaded from Sigel Press.