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One aspect of technology that has had a great impact on society is how it affects learning. It’s made learning more interactive and collaborative, this helps people better engage with the material that they are learning and have trouble with. Also, it gets you better access to resources. With the creation of the internet, it gives us access to information at a twenty-four-hour rate and you have access to almost anything online. In addition, it allows students to get work done easier. Students can take quizzes and exams more easily, and teachers being able to hold online classes can be very effective. It also expands the boundaries of the classroom, encouraging self-paced learning. People can access learning through YouTube and social media. This helps students learn better than sitting down for lectures and reading from textbooks. These technological advancements made learning more fun and convenient.
Another way technology has impacted society is through communication, how we talk and communicate with one another worldwide. Technology brought many new methods of electronic communication. For example, there are emails, social networking, you can facetime a person that lives on the other side of the world, and here’s video conferencing where you can have conferences electronically. Lastly, the technological advancements that were made within the health industry have helped keep people safe and healthy. There are many innovate apps on phones that although people to watch their weight, how many calories they intake, heart rate and other health properties any time of the day. There’s increased accessibility of treatment available, there’s the change in healthcare that adds benefits for the elderly, and hospitals using advanced technology within their surgical rooms.
However, studies show that mobile communication affects people in a negative way when it comes to being sociable and making face-to-face contact. Mobile technology can decrease communication and relations between people. There’s less personal time, where you find that you don’t enough time for yourself because you’re always in contact with someone. Also, it can be distracting from your schoolwork. There is also loss of privacy, because anyone can find you anywhere, at any time of the day. In conclusion, all of these things impact how humans act today. Without technological advancements, our way of life would not be as complex. Technological influences shape the way humans act today.
Social Responsibility Asia – SR Asia is a networking organization based in Asia, creating benchmarks and new standards in the field of SR. SR Asia intends to create and share SR solutions to facilitate relevant business and public policy agendas on sustainability and competitiveness. SR Asia is committed to a sustainable Asia through its scientific research activities, subject competencies, policy level interventions with government and engagement of multiple stake holders.
Asia is witness to grave inequalities be it opportunities or access to resources. Major problems exist such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, unemployment, child labor, forced labor, low literacy levels and poor access to education, low quality of health and high mortality, and so on. Many initiatives at global, national and local levels have been undertaken to solve these problems in Asia. Success in eradicating these problems remains elusive.
Under the circumstances, a concerted effort to create a synergy among relevant groups working in sustainability areas in Asia appears necessary. The synergy may be by way of sharing knowledge and resources, actual and potential, toward sustainable development goals. Such synergy may entail collaboration at different levels among the stakeholders in developing new ideas for sustainable development.
Such considerations took shape after the ISO 26000 workshop was conducted under the auspices of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) in 2011. Some key individuals from the participating organizations initiated the Social Responsibility Asia Network or “SR Asia” with a vision to be a networking organization that contributes to the development of a sustainable Asia.
SR Asia is a global voluntary collaboration of various Asian countries to promote and develop social responsibility, its principles and associated issues in Asia. SR Asia network is present in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Japan. The activities of SR Asia is focused along two major dimensions: (1) innovation development and (2) knowledge management.
For more information or joining SR Asia, please visit www.sr-asia.org
To be a leading international organization in social responsibility, enabling businesses and governments to be socially responsible leading to sustainable socio-economic development.