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COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 2104

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS



ASSIGNMENT


Part 1

(
5
%
):

a) Define the following terms:

o

communication technology

o

communication

b) List and briefly describe the components of the communication model?

c)
List and describe the purposes of communication?


For each one, describe a recent
situation in which you think this type of communication occurred?

d) Describe the main concepts of
any communication system
?


Use an example to help
explain these concepts.
(P
lease do not use a phone call since we covered this
communication in class)


Part 2

(
10
%
):

DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1.

Select one discovery, development or invention from each of the ages in your
notes (five topics in total) and create a MS PowerPoint slide show. You can use
books, reference materials, or the Internet.


There should be a
minimum

of 4 slides
for each topic
(22 slides total, including title page and reference slide). Be sure to
include:



a description of the topic (how does it work?)



the people involved (who?, when?, where?)



what inventions/discoveries did it spawn in future generations?



graphics illustrating the topic

Reference Slide

must include Website Name and the Exact Website Address of the page
where you found your information.

2.

Write a report (using Microsoft Word) discussing one discovery, development or
invention from each of the

ages in your notes

(five topics in total)
.

You can use
books, reference materials, or the Internet.


There should be a
minimum

of 4
points for each.
Be sure to include:



a description of the topic (how does it work?)



the

people involved (who?, when?, where?)



what inventions/discoveries did it spawn in future generations?



graphics illustrating the topic

Reference
Page

must include Website Name and the Exact Website Address of the page
where you found your information.


3.

Create a poster that demonstrates your understanding of at least 5 discoveries,
developments or inventions from each of the ages in your notes. Your poster must
consist of both words and images. It should illustrate an understanding of:



a description of th
e topic (how does it work?)



the people involved (who?, when?, where?)



what inventions/discoveries did it spawn in future generations?



graphics illustrating the topic


4.

Create a brochure discussing one discovery, development or invention from each
of the

ages in your notes

(five topics in total)
.

You can use books, reference
materials, or the Internet.


There should be a
minimum

of 4
points for each.
Be
sure to include:



a description of the topic (how does it work?)



the

people involved (who?, when?, where?)



what inventions/discoveries did it spawn in future generations?



graphics illustrating the topic





5.

Complete the following questions and report
s
.


i.

In order for communication to occur, a message must be:

a)

Sent.

b)

Sent
and received.

c)

Received.

d)

None of the above.


ii.

Cybernetics is an example of which type of communication?

a)

Human
-
to
-
human communication.

b)

Human
-
to
-
machine communication.

c)

Machine
-
to
-
machine communication.

d)

Machine
-
to
-
human communication.


iii.

Which of the following
senses are most important for human communication?

a)

Seeing and hearing

b)

Touching and tasting

c)

Smelling and hearing

d)

Seeing and touching


iv.

An example of nonverbal communication is:

a)

A handshake

b)

A nod

c)

A speech

d)

Both a and b



v.

Research how people with hearing, speaking or sight impairments
communicate. Write a 250 word (1 page, double spaced) report on one of the
impairments and their methods of communication.



vi.

Write a
250 word (1 page,

double spaced) report on
ONE

discovery,
development or invention from your notes.

You can use books, reference
materials, or the Internet.


In your report, among other information be sure to
include:



a description of the topic (how does it work?)



the people involved (who?, when?,
where?)



what inventions/discoveries did it spawn in future generations?



graphics illustrating the topic


NOTES:



Your assignment must have a cover page including:

Your name

Date

Course





Power Point Presentations can be emailed to
deidreobrien@esdnl.ca

by the due
date or can be printed and handed in with Part 1.






Be sure to clearly state which number question you are completing.





If you cannot print your assignment at home, feel free to

email it to me and I will
print it for you.






Due to time constraints, this assignment will be completed out of class and is due
on:

****
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29/2010
****




IMPORTANT: From this date forward, whenever we complete work in the
computer lab, you
will be required to email both me (
deidreobrien@esdnl.ca
) and
yourself a copy of the work you completed that day. This will ensure no further
work will be lost.