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Frisby, Brandi N. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Graduate courses are designed to help students learn discipline-specific knowledge, theories, and methods, but also to socialize them into the larger professional network. The awards assignment in this paper is designed to familiarize students with a wide variety of scholars and research within a field of study, to engage them creatively with…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Socialization, Awards, Networks
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Anderson, Lindsey B. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Ethnography. Objectives: The aims of this class exercise are: (1) To define an autoethnographic approach to communication research; (2) To understand autoethnography as both a research process and product; (3) To emphasize the varied forms of autoethnographic research and writing; (4) To…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Ethnography, Courses, Research Methodology
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Sutton, Jeannette N.; Kaufmann, Renee – Communication Teacher, 2018
Course: This assignment is a unit activity designed for use in a skills-focused undergraduate public relations, organizational communication, or crisis communication course. Objective: The goal of this activity is to increase students' understanding and ability to apply message design concepts in an unfamiliar context. Students will work…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Public Relations, Crisis Management, Organizational Communication
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Gerbensky-Kerber, Anne – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: This semester-long assignment series was developed for an online introductory public speaking class, but it has also been used successfully in a hybrid (combination of online/face-to-face meetings) format. Objectives: Students will practice delivering speeches in an online format by applying key concepts from course materials to personal…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Speech Acts, Speech Communication, Assignments
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Del Gandio, Jason – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Communication Activism; Public Advocacy; Social Movements; Public Speaking; Persuasion; Argumentation; Public Sphere. Objectives: This semester-long activity helps students implement a solutions--strategies--tactics framework into their advocacy work. More specifically, students learn to (1) designate, research, and assess the causes of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Strategic Planning, Class Activities, Advocacy
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Williams, Ann E. – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: This semester long activity can be employed in any communication classroom and is designed particularly to provide first-time graduate student instructors (GSIs) with a theory-based assessment tool. As such, the article is appropriate for graduate-level pedagogy classes. Objective: To introduce a theory-based, critical thinking activity…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Class Activities
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Young, Lance Brendan – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Qualitative research methods, health communication, organizational communication, or any course that could incorporate advocacy or social change into the content area. Objectives: On completion of this assignment, students will (1) understand why and how action research is undertaken; (2) develop skill in perceiving and representing the…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Assignments, Student Research
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Hayward, Pamela A. – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Introduction to public speaking, advanced public speaking, hybrid/survey introduction to communication. Objectives: At the end of this activity, students will be able to (1) explain the elements of a speaking outline and discover these elements in real-world speech examples, (2) recreate outline formats effectively in their personal…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Speeches, Assignments, Speech Instruction
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Madden, Stephanie; Briones Winkler, Rowena; Fraustino, Julia Daisy; Janoske, Melissa – Communication Teacher, 2016
Today's college students increasingly need skills in social media and teleworking. To develop these skills, instructors at four institutions created and implemented a cross-institutional group project that required students to create and share online an instructional video about a social media topic. Students then discussed the videos and their…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Media, Video Technology, Teleworking
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Slone, Amanda Ruth; Gaffney, Amy L. H. – Communication Teacher, 2016
This paper examined the practice of using LinkedIn as a tool for teaching students how to create a professional online presence. A descriptive analysis of student LinkedIn profiles revealed that students included some basic requirements, but many students still neglected to fully complete the profile, thereby leaving out some important information…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Assignments
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Hahn, Allison Hailey – Communication Teacher, 2016
Many instructors and textbooks encourage the use of debate and critical thinking in the classroom by creating artificial public space in which students then act out engagements. The tools gained from such activities do encourage better thinking and speaking, but they do not adequately prepare students for "real" situations when they must…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Debate, Advocacy, Public Speaking
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Field-Springer, Kimberly; Striley, Katie Margavio – Communication Teacher, 2016
The "Amazing Race" activity utilizes experiential learning by encouraging students to venture outside the classroom to collect and cite sources for an upcoming assignment. In the popular TV show, "Amazing Race," teams compete to complete tasks that take them around the world. Similarly, in this classroom activity, groups…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Assignments, Citations (References), Information Sources
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Hosek, Angela M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
This assignment serves to increase students' information literacy related to research gathering, critique, analysis, and implementation. For this assignment, students will: (a) identify and examine a news article that uses research; (b) trace the origins and conduct an analysis of the research study cited in the news article or a related research…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Assignments, Student Projects, Research Skills
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Hunter, Karla M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Argumentation, Public Speaking, Political Communication. Objectives: After completing this unit activity, students should be able to (1) demonstrate comprehension of Burke's (1941) concept of terministic screens; (2) apply the concept of terministic screens to write a brief political autobiography of themselves that analyzes the history…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Assignments, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Persuasive Discourse
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Yueh, Hsin-I Sydney – Communication Teacher, 2015
One of the methods used to enhance students' ability not only to identify different cultures but also to describe their own cultures with proper analytical vocabulary is to teach students how to play the role of an outsider of their culture and de-familiarize their everyday practice so that they can distinguish cultural patterns and…
Descriptors: Role, Ethnography, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness
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