of years ago, our ancestors began to speak, draw and write as
ways of communicating. That was, broadly speaking, the first communications
Five hundred years ago, Gutenberg invented movable type to mass-produce
the Bible and other reading materials. No longer would learning
be restricted to the elite. The availability of common texts and
the rise in literacy that resulted was the second communications
Now we have harnessed the visual and, through satellites and cables
and the Internet, we send words, sounds and images around the
globe in the blink of an eye. Our technology is overcoming time
and distance - the third communications revolution.
This change is happening so rapidly, and we adjust to change so
continually, that we may not feel we're in the midst of revolution.
But we are.
At Elon, we embrace the transforming nature of living in a digital
and global world, while keeping our focus on the unchanging need
for meaningful content. Whatever the technology, wherever the
audience, our world needs good ideas and good information.
The role of Elon's School of Communications is to guide students
to think, write and produce meaningful information in our digital
and global age.
On our home page, we provide the latest news, features and photos
from the School of Communications through our electronic newsroom
called Connections. Of course, if you're able to overcome time
and distance yourself, we invite you to visit us on Elon's beautiful