ERIC Number: EJ1144595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Selections from the ABC 2016 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Bright as Stars in the Albuquerque Desert Sky: Classroom-Tested Business Communication Assignments
Whalen, D. Joel, Ed.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v80 n2 p236-257 Jun 2017
This article, the first of a two-part series, presents 13 teaching innovations debuted at the 2016 Association for Business Communication's annual conference. The second edition of "My Favorite Assignment" will be published in the fall 2017 "Business and Professional Communication Quarterly". Assignments include international collaborative projects, students' professional development, fast skill-building exercises, data interpretation, event planning, and more. Additional assignment support materials--instructions to students, stimulus materials, slides, grading rubrics, frequently asked questions, and sample student projects--are posted on these websites: http://www.businesscommunication.org/page/assignments and http://salesleadershipcenter.com/research. Provided in this article are the following assignments, authors, and brief descriptions of each: (1) Find and Fix (Robyn Albers); (2) Online Posting Complaint and Adjustment Statements (Susanna Shelton Clason); (3) Scholarly Article Presentations in Business Communications Classes (Cheri Crenshaw); (4) LinkedIn Blog Post (Kristen Getchell); (5) Creating a Business Policy Statement Using Literature as a Guide (Tim Hartge); (6) Your Essay as a PowerPoint (Hal Hinderliter); (7) Teach Your Grandparents to Use Their Mobile Device (Xiaoli Li); (8) Going Home (Jacquelyn A. Lowman); (9) "How Do I Sound to You?" First Impressions on the Phone (Catherine Smith MacDermott); (10) Pick-a-Prize Organizational Proposal Project (Melinda L. Phillabaum); (11) Executive Summary Assignment (Dirk Remley); (12) Collaborating With International Students on Communication Projects (Emil Towner, Kikuko Omori, Hiroshi Ota); and (13) Emotional IQ: Conveying Emotional Meaning (Catherine H. Zizik).
Descriptors: Business Communication, Assignments, Instructional Innovation, Electronic Publishing, Policy Formation, Essays, Grandparents, Handheld Devices, Technology Education, Technological Literacy, Proposal Writing, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, International Educational Exchange, Emotional Intelligence, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Business Administration Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico (Albuquerque)
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