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Crews, Tena B.; Stitt-Gohdes, Wanda L. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2012
Implementing real-world business writing situations and service learning into business communication courses are not new concepts. Business communication students work through a service-learning project with nonprofit organizations to create communication documents to improve the nonprofit's communication with the public. Writing for social…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Classroom Environment, Telecommunications
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Li, Xiaoli – Business Communication Quarterly, 2012
Given that students are enthusiastic about social media or even have expertise in some social media tools, the author decided to design a class project in her Writing for Careers (Business Communication) class that integrates social media in terms of content and project management. This article intends to describe such a class project design as…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Networks, Web Sites, Role
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McEachern, Robert W. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
As Facebook becomes increasingly more popular as a communication tool for businesses and organizations, it is important that our students learn to transfer personal Facebook skills to professional settings. This article focuses on the lessons learned by two students who used Facebook as part of a social media internship, as well as what the author…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Role, Internship Programs
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Kryder, LeeAnne G. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Use of eportfolios for business communication students in an advanced two-quarter capstone brought an unexpected networking opportunity, in addition to their conventional use as a showcase for student writing and research. This article discusses how students developed their eportfolios. Then, through use of a course website providing an optional…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Electronic Publishing, Competency Based Education
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Kelm, Orlando R. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
In assessing the application of social media on the teaching of business communication, this article looks at MBA student use of blogs, online photo database contributions, and video contributions to YouTube channels. These assignments were part of their course activities, which included a 2-week study tour in China. The article looks at these…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Social Networks, Masters Degrees, Business Administration Education
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Cardon, Peter W.; Okoro, Ephraim – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
At each Association for Business Communication (ABC) conference the authors have attended in the past 2 to 3 years, the many presentations focusing on social networking, blogs, wikis, and various Web 2.0 technologies have captured their attention. They welcome the wonderful, new communication tools that increasingly allow people to communicate and…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Undergraduate Study, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Clark, Thomas; Stewart, Jeffrey – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
As organizations strive to succeed in an increasingly competitive international environment, they are recognizing the importance of maximizing intellectual capital, the collective knowledge that resides within their companies. More and more businesses are turning to wikis, sites where content is collectively edited by users, to maximize the…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Baby Boomers, Graduate Study, Design
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Lehman, Carol M.; DuFrene, Debbie D.; Lehman, Mark W. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
The millennial generation embraces new technologies as a natural way of accessing and exchanging information, staying connected, and having fun. YouTube, a video-sharing site that allows users to upload, view, and share video clips, is among the latest "cool" technologies for enjoying quick laughs, employing a wide variety of corporate activities,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Video Technology
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Veltsos, Jennifer R.; Veltsos, Christophe – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
Technology-mediated communication, or "new media," such as blogs, Twitter, wikis, and social network sites, can be an endless source of ideas for activities or inspiration for classroom discussion. Many instructors ask students to monitor current events by following keywords and industry leaders on Twitter and reading both corporate and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Business Communication, Electronic Publishing, Intellectual Property
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Buechler, Scott – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
Web 2.0 is not only for kids anymore, businesses are using it, too. Businesses are adopting Web 2.0 technology for a variety of purposes. In this article, the author discusses how he incorporates Web 2.0 into his business communications course. He describes a project that has both individual and collaborative elements and requires extensive…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Public Speaking, Electronic Publishing, Business