The following tips will help you select the most appropriate communication media for a given situation.
When selecting communication media, the application for which the media will be used should be a strong influencing factor. For example:
Consider the following variables when selecting media:
In most situations, the availability of media will be the most limiting factor in the selection process. The confidentiality of the message may limit the media selection further.
Sheri Schmeckpeper holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Financial Management and Computer Information Systems as well as a Master's degree in Adult Education and Distance Learning. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer. Sheri has implemented distance learning programs at three top institutions of higher education, has been a guest speaker on radio, and has presented at local and national training workshops. Her diverse background includes technology, education, interpersonal relations, finance, and management. Sheri has developed and facilitated courses in the areas of instructional technology and online learning, faculty development, communications, finance, and professional development and achievement. She is currently co-founder of the Institute for Instructional Excellence and directs the Center for Excellent Living where she is also a life coach.