Interactive communication is where people can respond to the information that they are given. Computers have made this much easier than ever before.
One of the positives of ICT is that is allows us to communicate with each other in many different ways.
This section looks at some of these ways in which we communicate using ICT and focuses on:
Newsletters are released regularly (e.g. once a month) and are used to inform people about areas of interest to them.
Benefits of Newsletters for Businesses
Posters are a simple but effective way of communicating with people, for example:
Multimedia' is the term given to documents/software that contain combinations of:
Music can now be composed and edited on a computer using special hardware/software.
Cartoon development has changed a lot with the introduction of ICT.
Old cartoons used to have to be drawn by hand frame-by-frame. Every tiny movement of a character or object had to be drawn. Lighting and fine detail was also added by hand. This was a hugely time consuming process.
Computers can hugely speed up this process by using 3-D models which are made up of mathematical polygons.
Special software can be used to add the following to the 3-D model:
VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)
Internet telephony, or 'VOIP', is becoming very popular both for personal use, and within the workplace.
Instead of using the normal telephone network (designed to carry voices using analogue signals), VOIP systems send voices through the Internet as digital data, just like any other Internet data (e.g. e-mails, files, webpages, etc.)
In other words, VOIP systems use your Internet connection to send and receive phone calls.
VOIP systems can work in several ways:
VOIP systems have a number of advantages over a normal telephone system:
They also have some disadvantages: