Intercultural Communication: Gestures
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will recognize common gestures and identify the meanings associated with those gestures.
In this study guide, we will review the general rules for using prepositions.
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.
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: People-Related Obstacles
By Therese Nemec
The learner will identify techniques to use to overcome people-related barriers to critical thinking.
Communicating in the Workplace
By Jennifer Heinritz
Compare the behaviors and situations that interfere with effective communication in the workplace with those that enhance listening skills and career performance.
By Terri Langan
In this learning activity you'll review the basic three step writing process used by many writers.
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning object you'll review various types of groups as well as the concepts of rules and norms in groups.
Transactional Communication Model (Graphic)
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll view a graphical layout of the transactional communication model.
The Art of Good Listening
By Suzi Hunsader
In this learning activity you'll review the four techniques of good listening.
Evaluating Sources for the Technical Research Report
By David Wehmeyer
Students view information taken from various sources and decide if the material is acceptable for a technical research report. After choosing whether or not the source material is acceptable, the students read an explanation from the instructor.
Thinking About the Topic: Free Writing
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll create a free writing document on a topic.
Avoiding Design Mistakes When Creating Visuals
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll review design errors and learn how to avoid them.
Feasibility Topic Determination
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll determine appropriate feasibility studies from a list of selected topics.
Thinking About the Topic: Considering Your Purpose for Writing
In this learning activity you'll review the four main purposes for writing documents: expressive, literary, persuasive, and reality.
Identifying External Noise
The learner will read a mini-lecture defining external noise and will complete an activity.
The Phases of Conflict
By Kathy Henning
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.
Generating Ideas: Thinking About the Topic
In this learning object you'll practice three techniques for generating ideas.
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.
Creating and Formatting a Memo
In this learning activity you'll explore different reasons to write a memo and how to create it.
Developing the Central Idea
In this learning activity you'll apply techniques for identifying a central idea to a practice exercise.
Students read an explanation of plagiarism. They then read examples of student papers and decide if an original work was plagiarized.
Determining the Specific Purpose of Your Speech
In this learning activity you'll review the general principles speakers use to create a specific purpose statement.
Concluding Your Speech
In this learning activity you'll review a conclusion and decide how effectively it summarized a speech. You'll also gain some tips for writing your own speech conclusion.
Introducing Your Speech
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.
Noise in the Communication Process
By Rosie Bunnow
In this activity, students practice recognizing the different types of noise in the communication process.