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Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Critically fun is a single-class activity for communication classes discussing persuasive messages, the effects of mass media, or rhetorical analysis (e.g. public speaking, communication theory, mass media, and rhetoric). Objectives: By the end of the activity, students should be able to analyze critically the rhetorical significance of…
Descriptors: Communications, Persuasive Discourse, Humor, Political Issues
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Fraustino, Julia Daisy; Pressgrove, Geah; Colistra, Rita – Communication Teacher, 2019
Numerous institutions encourage service-learning, but few have extended beyond nonprofit realms to include (1) larger budgets, (2) multi-faceted volunteer/staff/leadership constraints, and (3) elevated expectations with immediate impact on full towns. This study explores how strategic communication students construct knowledge in branding and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Communications, Relevance (Education), Social Problems
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study assessed whether L1 (English as first language), L2 (English as second language, recent transition to the United States), and Generation 1.5 (English as second language, years of United States--based education) students are able to grow and perform similarly in a public speaking course on measures of public speaking anxiety, information…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Public Speaking, English, Native Language
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Nicolini, Kristine M.; Cole, Andrew W. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study explores the use of a survey instrument relating to feedback within the organizational context to measure student perceptions of peer feedback in a speech workshop activity conducted in a public-speaking class. A 20-item instrument was adapted from Steelman, Levy, and Snell's Feedback Environment Scale (FES) for coworker feedback (The…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Feedback (Response), Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Johnson, Amber – Communication Teacher, 2019
This self-reflexive activity acts as an introduction to how we talk about and express gender identity, as well as the assumptions we may have about gender identity norms and expression. The activity illuminates student's subconscious behaviors and understandings of gender, pushing them to sit self-reflexively with their own understandings of…
Descriptors: Reflection, Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Identification (Psychology)
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Brody, Nicholas; Caldwell, Lesley – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Any course that examines mediated and/or online communication, including but not limited to--Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Communication, and Organizational Communication. Objectives: In this single-class activity, students apply their knowledge of mediated…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communications, Educational Games
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Mercado, Antonieta – Communication Teacher, 2019
This activity highlights the concept of cultural hegemony, illustrating it by a reflection on the images of success and successful people portrayed in the media. The purpose of the exercise is to introduce students to this concept, and for them to examine how hegemonic views of others and the self affect the way they conceptualize success and…
Descriptors: Success, Mass Media Effects, Cultural Influences, Gender Differences
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Waldbuesser, Caroline – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Interpersonal Communication, Fundamentals of Human Communication, Communication Theory, Public Speaking, and Intercultural Communication. Objectives: After completing this single-class activity, students will be able to (1) describe how meaning is created through symbolic interaction, (2) explain how the self is created through symbolic…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Communications, Interaction
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Thompson, Marie – Communication Teacher, 2019
Drawing on coursework associated with listening strategies in health communication, students will be guided through a process of reflection, contemplation and articulation as they map their health experience. As visual narrative, maps help to suspend preconceived notions and/or expectations about health; participants increase the capacity for a…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Health, College Students, Communication Strategies
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LeFebvre, Luke; LeFebvre, Leah; Anderson, Dale – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study examined the current operationalization of communication centers. Surveying center directors (N = 47), day-to-day operations were analyzed through descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Specifically, directors provided responses about current institutional context and structure, services, training, marketing, challenges, and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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Anderson, Lindsey B.; Gardner, Elizabeth E.; Wolvin, Andrew D. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Learning outcomes assessments are an important aspect of course administration. However, these efforts tend to prioritize the perspective of instructors/administrators. This study seeks to understand how students perceive their learning gains after taking the introductory communication course. In qualitatively analyzing a sample of more than 2,500…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes, Success, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Hanasono, Lisa K.; Gorsevski, Ellen W. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This semester-long assignment can be featured in undergraduate or graduate communication courses that include a major writing assignment such as research methods, capstone classes, senior thesis sections, or advanced courses on topics such as interpersonal, intercultural, and interracial communication. This assignment is suitable for…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Assignments, Writing for Publication, Research Papers (Students)
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Volinsky, Allyson C.; Sangalang, Angeline – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Introduction to Communication Behavior, Health Communication, Public Communication Campaigns, Persuasion, Public Relations. Objectives: Students gain practice determining various components of a health communication campaign (e.g. selecting appropriate target population(s), media channels), while noting the need for synergy across key…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Public Health, Health Promotion, Mass Media
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Wei, Fang-Yi Flora; Lundy, April; Wilson, Cicely – Communication Teacher, 2019
This longitudinal pilot study developed and tested an instrument to assess students' perceptions of the extent to which they accomplished the learning objectives that were listed in a number of communication course syllabi. In addition to students' perceptions that they had improved from the start to the end of the semester in achieving course…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Students, Student Attitudes, Behavioral Objectives
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Edmondson, Vickie Cox; Edmondson, Brandy S.; Perry, Tonya B. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This unit activity is suited for upper-level college courses on persuasion, intercultural communication, diversity, leadership, social justice, civil discourse, argumentation, debate, and political communication. Objectives: After completing this unit, learners should be able to: improve their capacity to examine arguments; enhance their…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Empowerment, African Americans, College Students
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