On Monday, March 9 in class, we discussed ways of communicating. We were told to draw on a piece of paper how we thought communication worked. I wrote pictures of a phone, a computer, a television, etc. After Dr. Nixon put some examples on the screen, I realized I did not have the same idea as everyone else. It made sense when she put the others on the screen because they all talked about encoding, decoding, feedback, senders, receivers, and the way you would actually send a message. On my sheet I just wrote channels that you could send a message through. I thought this was an interesting project to do in class because I got to see everyone’s idea on communication and how every group wrote a different message. This just goes to show that there are so many different types of communicating and ways to communicate.
Communication March 11, 2009