What is communication?
Communication is the exchange of information from individual(s) to individual(s). Types of communication involve speech, visuals, signals, written text, or behaviour. In an eLearning environment, communication between instructors and students, as well as between students, can take the form of written text, images, audio, and video.
What is the purpose of communication?
The purpose of communication is the meaningful exchange of information between one or more individuals.
How to communicate
Many tools in OWL facilitate communication between instructors and students. For example, the Announcements tool allows instructors to communicate important messages to all students enrolled in the course at once. In addition, the forums tool allows for asynchronous conversations, and blackboard collaborate provides a virtual classroom environment where students and instructors can communicate.