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Introduction to Communication - Chapter Summary
Follow along with our expert instructors to review the fundamentals of communication. After examining the definition of communication and the communication process, you'll take a look at basic communication types, channels and devices. Our lessons are designed to be short and engaging, and they're accompanied by self-assessment quizzes that reinforce important communication terms and concepts. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, and it's available to study on any computer or mobile device. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Assess the importance of effective communication
- Outline the communication process
- Compare interpersonal, written, oral and non-verbal communication
- Distinguish between several types of communication channels
- Summarize the evolution of communication devices and describe their historical impacts
1. What is Communication? - Definition & Importance
Any task or transaction that requires more than one person can only be successfully completed with communication. In this lesson, you'll learn what communication is, types of communication and the importance of communication.
2. The Communication Process
This lesson describes the process of communication. Terms such as sender, receiver, channel, encoding, decoding, noise, and feedback will be defined and explained with examples.
3. Types of Communication: Interpersonal, Non-Verbal, Written & Oral
This lesson distinguishes between the various methods of communication used by managers, including interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, written communication and oral communication.
4. Channel of Communication: Types & Definition
In this lesson, we'll discuss what communication channels are and why we use them. We'll also cover the different groups of communication channels and some examples of each group.
5. Practical Application: Types of Communication Channels Infographic
This infographic will help you remember the different types of communication channels. You can use this infographic for your own memory aid, or you can print it and use it to share this information in your workplace.
6. Communication Devices: History, Timeline & Impact
Written communication remains an essential part of business and personal communications. Learn how communications technology has evolved to make it faster and easier for everyone.
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Other chapters within the Communications 106: Communication in the Digital Age course
- Mass Communication Theories & Models
- Mass Media & Communication
- Media Literacy Fundamentals
- Economics of Mass Media
- Digital Communication Tools
- Impact of Digital Communication
- Digital Media Regulation
- Print Media in the Digital Age
- Radio & Recording in the Digital Age
- Television & Movies in the Digital Age
- Video Games in the Digital Age