then what IS communication?
I was led to this quandary following a class (“Online Research Methods”) I attended yesterday at which the professor concluded with astonishment: “This class should be called Communication Methods.” I smiled. Shouldn’t every KM class have the word “communication” in its title?
I’m enjoying my Sunday morning coffee while at the computer (sorry, homemade, so I can’t offer you a vicarious trip to a Vienna café). I did a quick Google search for “define communication” (not fully utilizing my recently acquired research methods) and found two sites for your consideration: the Society for Technical Communication and How We Communicate. The latter offers the “official” definition of communication as sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education: “…communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media.”
As a reader of this blog, do YOU have a definition of communication you would like to share? If so, comment away…