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Lewis, Mel Michelle – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This unit is intended for courses that center inquiries in critical communications, including communications studies, Africana studies, ethnic studies, and women, gender, and sexuality studies. Objectives: The purpose of this course is to illuminate silences around race, gender, and sexuality and interrogate absences in communication…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Sexual Identity, Human Body, Higher Education
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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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Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction
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Torres, David H.; Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Science communication, public speaking, technical communication, professional and/or management communication. Objectives: This activity about scientific and technical communication uses narrative principles to communicate complex information to broader audiences. Upon completion of the activity, students will be able to: (1) Explain the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Communication Strategies, Public Speaking, Personal Narratives
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Martinez, Emilly K.; Hearit, Lauren Berkshire; Banerji, Devika; Gettings, Patricia E.; Buzzanell, Patrice M. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Organizational Communication, Intercultural Communication. Objectives: This activity encourages students to learn collaboratively about diversity through the sharing of student experiences; deepen and complicate their understanding of organizational diversity; and enhance their ability to apply course material to increasingly complex…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Consciousness Raising, Campuses, Problem Solving
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Mazer, Joseph P.; Dutchak, Iaroslava; Thatcher, Jason Bennett – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Undergraduate or graduate organizational/crisis communication or public relations courses. Objective: The goal for this single class activity is for students to apply discourse of renewal to an organizational crisis fueled through social media.
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Legislation
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Justus, Z. S.; Weber, Lori; Mattor, Millie – Communication Teacher, 2016
This manuscript explains a civic engagement activity and presents assessment data on the activity.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Student Reaction, Student Empowerment, Campuses
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Harris, Christopher S. – Communication Teacher, 2015
The semester-long activity described herein uses an integrated instructional approach to media studies to introduce students to the research method of qualitative content analysis and help them become more critically vigilant media consumers. The goal is to increase students' media literacy by guiding them in the design of an exploratory…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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McFall, Kevin Stanley; Morgan, Kate – Communication Teacher, 2013
The authors describe an assignment in which first-year university students develop a sense of community by discussing personally relevant topics via the shared experience enabled by the social media tools Twitter and Paper.li. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cultural Awareness, First Year Seminars, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Miller, Ann Neville; McCain, Joan – Communication Teacher, 2012
Although a growing number of universities are mounting concentrations or degrees in health communication, the most common level of training offered in the subject is a single introductory course. Typically, prerequisites for these courses are an introduction to communication course and/or a communication theory course. This makes it challenging to…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Introductory Courses, Advertising, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Swenson-Lepper, Tammy – Communication Teacher, 2012
First-year students at many universities find themselves in new communities, with little understanding of how their new university, city, academic, or career communities function. Developing a student's sense of community can have long-term benefits. Using the theme of "Community" in the basic public speaking course provides students with…
Descriptors: Assignments, Public Speaking, Speech Skills, College Freshmen
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Colvin, Janet Weston; Tobler, Nancy – Communication Teacher, 2012
From the earliest roots of rhetoric, practitioners emphasized the need for analyzing one's audience before developing a speech. Textbooks for most basic public speaking courses spend at least one chapter discussing audience analysis. Authors discuss adapting messages to various demographic, cultural, and individual differences. As a result,…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Audiences, Audience Analysis, Public Speaking
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Tyma, Adam – Communication Teacher, 2011
With the desire for more and more campuses to develop their online or hybrid curricula, expanding pedagogy to include real-time technology in the classroom not only makes sense but can also be done with little or no additional technological investment. The use of technology in the classroom to aid in student learning, help streamline grading,…
Descriptors: Campuses, Urban Universities, Educational Technology, Appropriate Technology
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Paradise, Angela M. – Communication Teacher, 2011
Within the last decade, service-learning has experienced impressive growth in higher education, particularly within communication departments. According to Jacoby (1996), service-learning is a "form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities…
Descriptors: Community Needs, School Activities, Course Objectives, Theory Practice Relationship
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Whitfield, Toni Selena – Communication Teacher, 2011
The current downturn in the economy combined with the need for students to aptly verbalize their knowledge, skills, and abilities influences their search for employment and application to graduate school programs, making this topic timely. Finding ongoing methods for communication students to detail and reflect on their skills and abilities as…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Communication Skills, Organizational Communication
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