Communication: Concepts and Skills Unit 9 Dr. Jules
Communication • What are some ways that you use computers to communicate? • How do you think computer technology will change communication in the future?
What do you think about this from our reading? • Some observers also warn that popular culture has inundated the cultural environment, driving out higher forms of culture and cheapening public life. • This concern is supported by data showing that TV sets are in use in the average American home for more than seven hours a day, exposing adults and children each year to thousands of hours of trivial TV commercials, violent crime dramas, and superficial “reality” programs. • According to one story critics tell, the prevalence of so many popular media products prevents the public from experiencing genuine art.
Communication • Will a greater reliance on CMC (Computer-mediated communication) change how we think about and engage in traditional forms of communication like interpersonal and small group communication?
Communication • How do you adapt your CMC to make it more similar to face to face communication? • Do you think that CMC is a viable alternative to face to face communication?
Developing a media-literate critical perspective involves • Description: paying close attention, taking notes, and researching the subject under study • Analysis: discovering and focusing on significant patterns that emerge from the description stage • Interpretation: asking and answering the “What does that mean?” and “So what?” questions about one’s findings • Evaluation: arriving at a judgment about whether something is good, bad, or mediocre, which involves subordinating one’s personal taste to the critical assessment resulting from the first three stages • Engagement: taking some action that connects our critical perspective with our role as citizens to question our media institutions, adding our own voice to the process of shaping the cultural environment
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