Encoding And Decoding Behavior
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we communicate. For example, we would normally have conversations about course material in person during class, but now we have to have some of those conversations online. Chapter 2 describes the importance of nonverbal behavior when delivering and evaluating messages. Discuss how the pandemic has changed your interactions with your co-communicators. Has your nonverbal behavior changed? How have measures to control the pandemic, like mask wearing and social distancing, affected kinesics, proxemics, paravocalics, and other encoding and decoding behavior? Think about your own experiences communicating during the pandemic. Please stay focused on Chapter 2 and how the pandemic has affected communication behavior; discussion of political views is not appropriate in this forum.Your initial post is due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, 1/19, and should consist of at least one paragraph that includes a topic statement, supporting evidence,and a conclusion.