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ERIC Number: ED420890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Utilizing Computer Mediated Technology in the Basic Communication Course: "Organizational Implications."
Bell, J. Derek
A basic public speaking/communication course at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a general degree requirement, is using computer mediated technologies to make the class more innovative and applicable. The basic course should provide experiential knowledge of the fundamentals of delivering an effective presentation, and, in a more general sense, it must offer a backdrop of communication theories and propositions that situate the discipline of communication as central to being human. The innovation begins with the fact that the campus is on the Microsoft Exchange Network, and every student is allowed access. The network provides an excellent organizational tool for both students and course instructors. The Exchange incorporates "public folders" in which every department can post a listing so the entire University can visit the folders. The basic communication course folder contains specific categories that mirror the required speeches and corollary assignments, with folders for posting topics and other related information labelled for the several speeches each student has to complete. The more that public folders are used the more they might be relied on to transfer basic information, like the class syllabus and additional assignments that will enhance the students' learning. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A