Information transmission is the exchange of information in any form ( e.g voice, data, text and images) over a medium (air, cable ,water ,) using natural, or man- made equipment or tools.
Modes of transmitting information are:
- Ancient methods:
This is the method of transmitting information in the olden days and they include:
1. Oral information: This is the information communicated verbally either between individual or two parties.
2. Beating of drums: This is commonly used by town criers who usually move around the towns or villages in rural areas with loud sounding drums or gongs which are beaten intermittently to attract the attention of the audience.
3. Fire lightning: This is used to indicate the presence of someone at a particular spot.
4. Town crying: This is a means of using person to pass information from the village head or clan head to the people.
6. Drawing diagrams: This involves the sketching of images on walls or on the ground to transmit information e.g. maps road traffic symbols etc.
7. Making Representation: In the olden days farmers would leave their farm products by the road side unattended to a given number of stones beside it which represent the cost of each of the item representations
8. Metal gong: It is a hollow metal beaten with stick to make announcement to members of a community.
- What is information transmission?
- Explain the two methods of transmitting information.
- Modern methods:
1. Prints: This is the process of producing texts and images on paper to send information from one place to another.
2. Telephone: This is the process of transmitting sound or speech to a distant point by an electric device.
3. Telex: It is used to transmit written messages or information via cable from one place to another through a teleprompter.
4. Radio: This is an electronic device that detects and demodulate and amplifies transmitted signals.
5. Television: This is a means of transmitting dynamic or sometimes static images, with accompany sound, via electric or electromagnetic signals.
6. Fax: This is a method or device for transmitting documents, drawings, photographs etc. by means of radio or telephone for exact production elsewhere.
7. Satellite: This is an object that orbits around another object. The artificial satellites have dish, which transmit information into space and therefore makes such available for other satellites.
8. Internet: This is the global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information.
9. GSM: Global System of Mobile Communication (GSM) is an improved way of telephoning without the use of telephone cables.
- Explain the ancient method of transmitting information.
- List five ancient method of transmitting information.
- Explain the modern methods of transmitting information.
- List five methods of transmitting information.
Computer Studies for Junior Secondary Education JS1 by HiiT Plc: page 12 – 17, Chapter 3
- Information can be transmitted through the following ways EXCEPT. (a) courier
(b) dancing (c) oral (d) television
- The ancient method of transmission include the following except. (a) FAX (b) drawing (c) fire lighting (d) metal gong
- The modern method of transmitting information include the following Except.
(a) Printing (b) Telex (c) town crier (d) television
- …………is the electronic device that detects and demodulate and amplifies transmitted signals. (a) GSM (b) Radio (c) Fax (d) Telex
- The global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information. (a) Radio (b) Print (c) Internet (d) Fax
- What is information transmission?
- Mention the two method of transmitting information and give five examples for each.