Communication Technology in Higher education by Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar
BY SAJJAD AHMAD
AWAN PHD SCHOLAR
we are living in an era in which
taking advancement nearly in all
fields of life, are taking place.
Same is the case in education
and the technologies used in
education to enhance the
though formal education has its footing
in the Greek civilization and the greeks
were first who gave a serious thought to
the educational process yet the
education system was not so complex in
the past as it has become now
particularly with the novel invention of
technologies which are being widely
used in education to communicate
Communication refers to the process by
which human beings send and receive
messages in such a way that a close
approximation is achieved between the
message as sent and the message as
understood by the receiver.
Wilber Schramm 1960 states
“communication as the exchange of
knowledge , skill and attitudes among
persons or among social groups.
Technology is how people modify the
natural world to suit their own purpose.
Generally it refers to diverse collection of
process and technology that people use
to extend human abilities and to satisfy
human need and wants.
It is to get your message across to others.
This is process that involves both the
sender of the message and the receiver.
This process leaves room for error with
message often misinterpreted by one or
more of the parties involved.
Decoder or receiver
Technology as objects
Technology as knowledge
Technology as activity
Technology as process
Technology as sociotechnical system
In this modern era a variety of
communication are being introduced in
every walk of life. With introduction of new
technologies in higher education the
process of learning has been enhanced.
There are many advantages of
communication technologies in education.
The education system s being facilitated in
its entirely with the use of communication
technologies educatinal technologies are
playing vital role in research, administration
and teaching learning process.
Following are some of technologies in
the field of higher education
Use of computer
“Whereas knights of old wore armor of
plate, the modern knights of the air wear
the invisible but magic armor of
confidence in technology”
“Whereas knights of old wore armor of plate, the modern knights of the air wear the invisible but magic armor of confidence in technology”