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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.; Hyatt Hawkins, Katherine E.; Arciero, Anthony R.; Malterud, Andie S. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2019
In an attempt to meet rising student demand and cost-effectively deliver instruction, colleges and universities are offering more online courses. Despite the increasing growth of the online format, there remains a question of the effectiveness of this instructional delivery method. We evaluated the relative effectiveness of a public speaking…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Public Speaking, Conventional Instruction
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Sidelinger, Robert; Frisby, Brandi N. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2019
Based on interactionalist theory, we longitudinally examined first-year experience basic communication courses for students' social integration and academic outcomes. Participants completed measures of proactivity, instructor rapport, classroom connectedness, participation, self-regulated and peer learning, and likelihood to persist in college.…
Descriptors: Social Integration, College Freshmen, Introductory Courses, Communication Skills
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Strawser, Michael G.; Gaffney, Amy L. Housley; Kercsmar, Sarah E.; Pennell, Michael – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2019
Students desire rich subject-matter and relevant pedagogy despite rising tuition costs, greater demands for flexibility, and unique learning preferences (Allen & Seaman, 2014; Donnelly, Rizvi, & Summers, 2013; Reed & Sork, 2009; Moore, 2007). As higher education modalities have evolved a careful examination of these newer approaches is…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Communication Skills, Anxiety, Self Efficacy
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Westwick, Johua N.; Hunter, Karla M.; Kleinijan, Barbara A. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2019
This case study examines the effectiveness of a formative assessment intervention in an honors section of a basic public speaking course. Previous research has found significantly higher levels of public speaking anxiety among honors students than among non-honors students and has therefore identified them as a population at risk for high public…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Communication Skills, Honors Curriculum
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Munz, Stevie M.; Colvin, Janet – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2019
Prior to beginning a basic communication course, students enter with learning expectations and motivations to transfer knowledge outside the classroom. The present study examined 373 qualitative pre- and post-test responses from students enrolled in a basic communication course to assess their self-defined learning and speaking preparation…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Public Speaking, Introductory Courses, Anxiety
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Stewart, Craig O.; McConnell, John R., III; Stallings, Lori A.; Roscoe, Rod D. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2019
The relationships among growth mindset for public speaking (i.e., the implicit theory that public speaking abilities can be developed and improved) and beliefs about the nature of public speaking, public speaking apprehension (PSA), and self-perceived public speaking competence (SPPSC) were investigated in intensive and traditional formats of a…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Cognitive Structures, Beliefs, Anxiety
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Joyce, Jillian A. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
Despite the growing number of students with disabilities in the university setting, few resources are offered to teach instructors about specific disabilities or provide direction for how to accommodate these students. This study used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the influence of accommodation training on basic communication…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness
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Munz, Stevie M.; Colvin, Janet – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
Students enrolled in a basic communication course are required to self-examine their communication apprehension by means of the PRPSA (McCroskey 1970). The present study qualitatively examined pretest and posttest responses from 793 students enrolled in a basic communication course to assess their understanding of their communication apprehension.…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Anxiety, Self Concept, Second Language Learning
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Frey, T. Kody; Simonds, Cheri J.; Hooker, John F.; Meyer, Kevin R.; Hunt, Stephen K. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
This study investigates the role of speech evaluation training in a) creating speech evaluation fidelity between instructor scores and student self-evaluation scores and b) facilitating the type and quality of written feedback on speeches by both students and instructors. The results suggest that students who undergo speech evaluation training…
Descriptors: Training, Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Westwick, Joshua N.; Hunter, Karla M.; Chromey, Kelli J. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
Critics of college dual enrollment programs suggest that online courses could pose significant challenges for dually enrolled students due to the online learning environment structure, concerns of academic achievement, and limited access to academic support. These concerns call into question the merits of online instruction for institutions who…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dual Enrollment, Student Development, Online Courses
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Hosek, Angela M.; Waldbuesser, Caroline; Mishne, Eric; Frisby, Brandi N. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
The present study used qualitative analysis of 259 students' positive and negative experiences in the basic course and the ways in which they responded to these events. Students described four negative experiences: poor academic performance, time management, communication apprehension, and teacher driven challenges and four positive experiences:…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Student Experience, Communication (Thought Transfer), Student Reaction
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Abendschein, Bryan; Giorgio, Grace; Roth, Adam D.; Bender, Jennifer – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
This paper advocates for the inclusion of big questions into the basic course curriculum. It begins by exploring the nature of big questions as those that engage pressing and perennial civic and global issues, and details their effectiveness in encouraging students and faculty to think about interpersonal responsibility and social space as…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Communication, General Education, Critical Thinking
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Wright, Anna; Rohman, Brian; Horn, Dakota; Meyer, Barbara; Simonds, Cheri J. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has brought about a renewed inspiration for exploring the role of communication in K-12 schools as they include a speaking and listening strand. Communication education in K-12 schools had been sparsely researched; however, a handful of scholars have made calls to increase the research and…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Communication Skills, Speech Skills
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Hosek, Angela M.; Munz, Stevie; Bistodeau, Keith C.; Jama, Zamzam; Frisbie, Andrew; Ivancic, Sonia Rains – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2017
Students enrolled in the basic communication course often engage in peer feedback workshops to enhance presentational speaking competence. As such, peer feedback workshops in the basic communication course provide an opportunity for students to provide and receive feedback on speech form, structure, and delivery (Broeckelman-Post & Hosek,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Public Speaking, Workshops
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.; MacArthur, Brenda L. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2017
This study examines whether public speaking and hybrid introductory communication courses contribute to whether students feel connected to one another as a result of taking the course. Results indicate that students develop stronger perceptions of homophily and connected classroom climate over time, and this growth is slightly larger in public…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Program Effectiveness, Classroom Environment