I need an explanation for this Communications question to help me study.
The book we use in this class: Communication Pathways By: Joseph M. Valenzano III, Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Erin S. ParcelPTP 11 – Mediated Relationships / Chapter 11
Instructions: After reading the textbook chapter, answer the prompts below. To receive full credit, each response should be written as a complete paragraph (5-7 sentences in length) and incorporate key concepts and vocabulary from the textbook. Save the file to your computer, and then upload a copy to Canvas to submit your responses. Be prepared to share some of your thoughts during our class discussion.
- Explain the difference between synchronous and asynchronous communication. When do you think that it might be advantageous to use each? Why?
- Give an example of a long-distance relationship in your life (friend, family member, romantic partner, etc.). Has mediated communication allowed you to maintain that relationship? Why or why not?
- Watch Sherry Turkle’s Ted Talk Connected, but alone? online at http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_toget… What is the primary argument of her presentation? Do you agree or disagree? Why?