Communication, Technology for Development, 1/e
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Communication, Technology for Development, 1/e

Author : Parveen Pannu & Yuki Azaad Tomar
© Year : 2012
ISBN : 9789380578903
Pages : 366
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.53   kg
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The present book discusses how digital revolution can be used effectively for achieving development.
The book highlights the range of communication technologies which are used to manage information and knowledge. It includes radio, television, telephone, cinema, computers, internet, satellite and wireless technology as communication technologies. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be useful tools to support existing and new development activites.
Spread over 29 chapters, the book combines the conceptual framework with practical guidance explaining the different ICTs and using the specialised knowledge for development.
The book aims to highlight the role of ICTs to empower people with skills related to media, technology, journalism and an ability to make decisions regarding convergence of ICTs, enabling them to improve their living standards and quality of life.
The book is meant to be extremely useful for the students of communication and extension, journalism, mass media, home science, social work, etc.

  • Focuses on theoretical knowledge and practical applications of the traditional and new communication technologies, along with the specialized knowledge for development.
  • Spread in 29 chapters, the book contains all the major ICTs including internet, wireless communication, television, mobile telephony, radio and so on.
  • Contains a focused section on convergence of ICTs.
  • Provides comprehension exercises at the end of each chapter.

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO ICTS Introduction to ICTs
Part II: Living in an Information Society ICTs and Information Society Accessing ICTs Professional Communication and ICT
Part III: ICTs for Development Development and Communication ICTs for Development Media Advocacy Campaign for Social Change and Development
Part IV: Internet—An ICT Internet Email World Wide Web (www) Chat, Blog and Twitter: The New Mantras of Communication Internet for Development
Part V: Wireless Communication: The Future Beckons Satellite and Wireless Technology
Part VI: e-newsletter: An ICT e-newsletter Online Journalism
Part VII: Radio: An ICT Radio: Overview and Programming Community, Internet and Satellite Radios as ICTs
Part VIII: Using Photography and Video as an ICT Using Still Images in Development Using Moving Images for Development
Part IX: Television: An ICT Television Overview and Programming Crucial Role of Television in Development
Part X: Cinema Cinema for Social Change Cinema for Appreciation
Part XI: Mobile Telephony: Revolutionizing Communication Scenario Know the Mobile Telephone
Part XII: Convergence of ICTs Convergence in Information Communication Technologies: An Emerging Phenomenon India's Communication Landscape
Part XIII: Critique of Using ICTs for Development Critique of Using ICTs for Development Index.

Parveen Pannu :- Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Extension, Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Yuki Azaad Tomar :- Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Extension, Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi.

Ram Saran Joshi :- The book so painstakingly authored vividly encompasses all aspects of communication and their effective uses. The book no doubt would prove immensely useful to learners, planners and practitioners of mass media for socio-economic development.
Ram Saran Joshi, Director,
Mass Media, Jaipur National University
Former pro Vice Chancellor,
Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University

Asit Jolly :- This book provides a comprehensive overview on the information communication technologies. A prominent feature of the book is that it includes numerous examples in usage of ICT4D.

Asit Jolly, Asian Age

Raveen Thukral :- This book is a valuable addition to the body of knowledge on the link between ICTs and development. It is a must have for the students of mass communication and media practitioners!

Raveen Thukral
City Editor, The Tribune

Ashu Phakey :- ICT4D endeavors to provide the link between ICTs and development, drawing on studies from various parts of India where ICTs have contributed to delivering development & examples from the world global in nature.

Ashu Phakey
Dainik Bhaskar (Bhaskar Group)

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