ERIC Number: ED426736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Researching for Public Speaking Classes: Requiring Various Media.
Greenberg, Cindy A.
This paper presents steps for incorporating research into a community college public speaking class curriculum. It outlines, from an historical perspective, the different techniques and tools of research, including face-to-face contact, the printing press, modern machinery, and computers. It suggests discussing research surveys and taking students on a tour of the library and computer lab, before the formal speechmaking process begins, to show students how to use research in developing speeches. This particular model describes five types of speeches made during the semester, each employing more technologically advanced modes of research than the last: (1) self-reflection speech, requiring no research; (2) family member/friend speech, requiring interview research; (3) informative speech, requiring book and newspaper research; (4) persuasive speech, requiring both traditional and electronic encyclopedic research as well as electronic newspaper or journal research; and (5) informative speech, requiring an e-mail interview and Web-site research. A concluding assignment directs students to present orally their opinions on using new media for research. (AS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Instructional Innovation, Multimedia Instruction, Public Speaking, Speech Curriculum, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Web site: http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/org/tcon98/paper/greenberg.html
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kingsborough Community Coll., Brooklyn, NY.
Note: Paper contributed to the Teaching In The Community Colleges Online Conference (3rd, Kapiolani Community College, April 7-9, 1998).