A Computer is an electronic device which is capable of receiving raw data in a particular form and, in accordance with a predetermined but variable set program to produce a result in the form of meaningful information or signals. The computer as we know it today had its beginning with a 19th century English mathematics professor name Charles Babbage. He designed the Analytical Engine and it was this design that the basic framework of the computers of today are based on. The first substantial computer was the giant ENIAC (Electrical Numerical Integrator and Calculator) machine by John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert at the University of Pennsylvania. Communication is the act of imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium. And stated below are some ways Computers can be used in the field of Communication;
To begin with, Computers allow users to communicate with each other over interconnected networks and social media websites. Computers are capable of connecting users to the Internet via phone lines or cable connections, which allow users to exchange information and data. For example, computers are capable of sending messages over a connected network to other computers around the world. Data transfer and messaging are useful ways computers communicate to the world. Also, If you plan to send and receive confidential documents, implement digital signatures and encryption etc computers through their connection to our email addresses solves our problems whiles serving as the perfect place to backup important facts.
Secondly, they help us by enhancing the educational experience. In that, Courses use computers for a variety of different reasons to help students enjoy their studies. For example, computers let us explore ideas and concepts in more depth such as by using a multimedia CD-ROM or DVD with interactive exercises. It also helps you communicate with others on your course. Online conferences offer a way to contact other students and staff for information, discussion and mutual support. Aside that, computers allow us to analyse data, see pictures or diagrams, hear experts talking, or solve problems. And provides a means of learning about your subject in a different way, such as by creating web pages to learn about computing or such.
Furthermore, Computers have brought with them Language Learning software’s. These software’s are widely discussed in language learning because Computers provides opportunities for language learners to practice their language and perhaps more importantly for people with no fluency in a specific language to get fluent at it within the shortest possible time. For example, A researcher claimed that information and communications technology “bridge the historic divide between speech … and writing”. Thus, has brought the world together like never before, and has enabled easier and broader communication to all manner of people regardless of race, color, or geographical location.
Also, The nature of Computers has enabled and made it easier for individuals to engage in communication with others regardless of time or location. Computers allows for individuals to collaborate on projects that would otherwise be impossible due to such factors as geography. In addition, they can also be useful for allowing individuals who might be intimidated due to factors like character or disabilities to participate in communication. By allowing an individual to communicate in a location of their choosing, Computer call allow a person to engage in communication with minimal stress making an individual comfortable also plays a role in self-disclosure, which allows a communicative partner to open up more easily and be more expressive. When communicating through an electronic medium, individuals are less likely to engage in stereotyping and are less self-conscious about physical characteristics. The role that anonymity plays in online communication can also encourage some users to be less defensive and form relationships with others more rapidly and as such is being inferred to by modern Psychologist in their communication with their patients.
Notwithstanding the above, Computer software help better presentation of information. Computers can play an important role in in the proper presentation of work, due to its efficiency , reliability and versatility. As it is an enormous information base, it can be harnessed for retrieval of information on a variety of subjects. The can be used to store information or create presentation no matter the subject on hand. Teachers, Bankers, Midwives, and other high end institution be it Government owned or Private, use the computer during thier yearly or annually seminars using certain application and system softwares foun on the computer to present, be it, their budget, statistics on sales etc. to further communicate with their people to know the way forward. and students benefit from the Internet.
To end it all, Computers can be used to prepare communicative exercises and relaxing trips. In that, you can prepare all your bookings for either an excursion, hiking, or educative trips to any facility or national parks. This helps individuals build character and the ability to communicate when found in a group of people. And in such situations broadens the horizon of whoever is involved, and is therefore a solid proof that computers are important in the field of communication.
In Conclusion, it’s quite apparent from the above aforementioned points that Communication and Computers work hand in hand in our modern world to form a better partnership, to help ease our lives. Indeed Computers have perhaps arguably moved Communication in the right direction, and personally I am quite excited as to where and how far communication with improvement from computers will send us.