Definition of communication technology
Rogers (1991) defines communication technology as “the equipment, the structure of an organization and the social values that have been experienced by individuals when collecting, processing and exchanging information with other individuals.”
Zeuschener (1997) defines information technology as “a body of tools, machines, materials, techniques and processes used in human interaction for sending and receiving messages.”
Marcell (2000) defines information technology as a “complex and heterogeneous set of goods, application and services used for producing, distributing, processing and transforming information.”
Akhtar, Kumar and Gregson (2000) say “ information and communication technology include satellite broadcasting networks, televisions, video, digital radio, internet, extranets, wireless communication devices, as mobile phones etc.” All these play an important role in connecting the people of the world and enabling an effective communication process.
Phases of development of communication technology
Telecommunication phase (telegraph, telephone, radio, TV)
Interactive phase (interactive technology like the computer).
Competencies in communication technology
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