ERIC Number: EJ1065534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Selections from the ABC 2014 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Let Favorite Assignments Ring: Sharpening Communication Tools and Self and Career Development
Whalen, D. Joel; Crenshaw, Cheri; Ortiz, Lorelei A.; Vik, Gretchen N.; Meredith, Michael J.; Deambrosi, Alfredo; Luck, Susan L.; Rausch, Georgi; Canas, Kathryn; Hicks, Nancy; Newman, Amy; Hofacker, Cynthia M.; Webb, Susan Hall; Zizik, Catherine H.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v78 n2 p244-266 Jun 2015
This article, the first of a two-part series, catalogs teaching innovations from the 2014 Association for Business Communication Annual Conference. These 12 assignments debuted during two "My Favorite Assignment" sessions. Learning experiences included job-seeking skills--résumé writing, writing job applications, sharpening interview skills, interview performance feedback via video, peers, and handheld mirrors and communication tools--creating effective graphs, charts and figures, interactive web-based communication, crafting PowerPoint slides, managing communication anxiety via the web, and corporate social media strategy/tactics. Additional teaching materials--instructions to students, stimulus materials, slides, grading rubrics, frequently asked questions, and sample student projects--are posted on http://businesscommunication.org/assignments.
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Instructional Innovation, Assignments, Business Communication, Communication Skills, Active Learning, Career Development, Self Actualization, College Instruction, Business Administration Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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