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ERIC Number: EJ889932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Demonstrating a Web-Design Technique in a Distance-Learning Environment
Zdenek, Sean
Communication Teacher, v18 n1 p33-35 Jan 2004
Objective: To lead a brief training session over a distance-learning network. Type of speech: Informative. Point value: 20% of course grade. Requirements: (a) References: Not specified; (b) Length: 15 minutes; (c) Visual aid: Yes; (d) Outline: No; (e) Prerequisite reading: Chapters 12-16, 18 (Bailey, 2002); (f) Additional requirements: None. This assignment recognizes the growing importance of computer-mediated communication in professional contexts and is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the fundamentals and challenges of giving a speech (as part of a training session on web design) over a distance-learning network via live interactive video. Teleconferencing is becoming a popular means of doing business for companies whose employees, clients, and contractors may be geographically scattered. Moreover, a number of companies now offer some employees the option of working from their homes at least a few days a week. Videoconferencing from home (in the form of an inexpensive web cam, speakers, and microphone connected to an Internet-ready computer) allows telecommuters to exchange information with colleagues conveniently and affordably. Finally, distance-learning courses, especially at multi-campus universities, are becoming more popular not only as a way to manage exploding student populations, but also to serve the needs of students pursuing degrees at multiple campuses. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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