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Sturgill, Amanda; Hannam, Ben; Walsh, Brian – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Researchers collected and analyzed data from 85 undergraduate communication majors enrolled in a one-credit technology and coding course. Instructors offered various out-of-class supports to determine which ones students used and valued. Student behaviors clustered: One group preferred interpersonal support; another, content support. Most support…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Communications, Faculty Workload, Majors (Students)
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Farwell, Tricia M.; Alligood, Leon; Fitzgerald, Sharon; Blake, Ken – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
This article introduces an objective grammar and math assessment and evaluates the assessment's outcome and reliability when fielded among eighty-one students in media writing courses. In addition, the article proposes a rubric for grading straight news leads and compares the rubric's reliability with the reliability of rating straight news leads…
Descriptors: Journalism, Journalism Education, Introductory Courses, Reliability
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MacArthur, Brenda L.; Villagran, Melinda M. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2015
This study examines students' motives for communicating with their instructors when the instructor exhibits inappropriate or unprofessional online behavior. To understand the relationship between what we call instructors' digital expectancy violations and students' motives for communicating with instructors, students' levels of task, social, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Motivation, Computer Mediated Communication, Correlation
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Mak, Angela Ka Ying; Hutton, James G. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2014
Teaching fundamental public relations courses to students from diverse backgrounds poses additional complexities in learning effectiveness. This exploratory study evaluated the effectiveness and identified the challenges of using films to teach public relations among nonmajor students. Results from an online survey and two focus groups found that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Relations, Films, Teaching Methods