Technology and Communication

1006 Words Aug 29th, 2009 5 Pages
Communication technology is a necessity for human interaction. It plays an important role in acquiring and disseminating information. Regardless of time and boundary, technology helps provide information for the decision making process. Communication technology is important in the human civilization process. At the end of this topic you should be able to explain the importance of communication technology, define communication technology, explain its impact and influence, explain its influence on education, business and economy, government, society and globalization. You should also be able to explain the use of technology in interpersonal communication.

Definition of communication technology
Rogers (1991) defines communication
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Intrapersonal communication and communication technology
How does communication technology effect your intrapersonal communication from the aspect of self-concept, self-esteem, self-perception and self-exposure.
Self-concept is about how you feel about your self, your strength, weakness, ability., etc. Whatever feelings you have is indirectly affected by communication technology so much so that you may not realize it. One common example is when you are in the chat room on the internet. How do you present yourself? You may be presenting yourself very different from who you are in real life. How you view yourself with regard to when using technology shows the effect of information technology on your intrapersonal communication.
Self-esteem is the value you place on yourself. The ability to use information technology, better than others, has an effect on your self-esteem. You will feel good about yourself.
Self-perception is how you think and how you perceived things. Communication technology