Intercultural Communication: Gestures
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will recognize common gestures and identify the meanings associated with those gestures.
Introducing Your Speech
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll analyze an introduction and determine whether or not it was effective. You'll also gain an understanding of what makes an effective introduction.
By Terri Langan
In this learning activity you'll review the basic three step writing process used by many writers.
Noise in the Communication Process
By Rosie Bunnow
In this activity, students practice recognizing the different types of noise in the communication process.
By Barbara Liang, Andrea Krabbe
Learners read about nonverbal communication. In a drag-and-drop exercise, they evaluate photos of people interacting and determine if the behaviors shown interfere with communication or enhance it.
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: Being Human
By Therese Nemec
The learner will identify ways to overcome barriers to critical thinking and problem-solving including false memories, personal biases and prejudices, and physical and emotional hindrances.
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: People-Related Obstacles
The learner will identify techniques to use to overcome people-related barriers to critical thinking.
Overview: Writing Clear "How To" Instructions
By Sandy Eyler
In this learning activity you'll apply directions to follow when writing clear "how-to" instructions.
Perception - Understanding the World Around You
Learn the definition of perception, its process and how it affects communication
By David Wehmeyer
Students read an explanation of plagiarism. They then read examples of student papers and decide if an original work was plagiarized.
By Mitch Vesaas
The learner will identify the steps for preparing and facilitating a team meeting.
Selection: The First Stage in the Perception Process (Screencast)
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll review the selection stage in the perception process and apply the information to complete an activity.
Seven Barriers to Listening
The learner will identify common barriers to effective listening.
The Art of Good Listening
By Suzi Hunsader
In this learning activity you'll review the four techniques of good listening.
The Johari Window (Screencast)
By Kathy Henning
In this screencast, you will see how the Johari Window works when determining a relationship with someone.
The Phases of Conflict
In this learning activity you'll explore the four stages of conflict (latent, triggering incident, conflict, new equilibrium) and then creates a similar diagram applying to a specific personal conflict.
The Reality of Sterotypes
In this learning activity, the user will understand how believing in and using common stereotypes can get in the way of working together.
The THINK Principle
By Andrea Krabbe, Rosie Bunnow
Learners are shown questions to ask themselves before they speak. They evaluate three responses according to the criteria presented. This activity has audio content.
The You View
By Jennifer McIntosh, Barbara Laedtke
Learners will write effective business messages that incorporate a second-person point of view and focus on the benefit to the reader. This approach is often used to create positive messages, neutral messages, and inquiry messages in business settings.
Thinking About the Topic: Considering Your Purpose for Writing
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll review the four main purposes for writing documents: expressive, literary, persuasive, and reality.
Thinking About the Topic: Free Writing
In this learning activity you'll create a free writing document on a topic.
Three Tips for Better Conflict Resolution
In this learning object, you will learn the three tips to better resolve conflict with others.
Transactional Communication Model (Graphic)
In this learning activity you'll view a graphical layout of the transactional communication model.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Explore what sexual harassment is, the three conditions that constitute harassing behavior, and the four levels of sexual harassment.
Writing a Topic Outline (Screencast)
In this screencast you'll generate your own speech outline from the information provided.