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Griffin, Darrin J.; Bolkan, San; Dahlbach, Barbara J. – Communication Education, 2018
This study reports prolific scholarship trends in communication studies based on individual publication rates in 24 journals from the field for the years 2012-2016. In addition, we summarized data from a subset of journals considered to be most central to our discipline ("Human Communication Research, Communication Research, Communication…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Productivity, Journal Articles, Educational Research
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Linvill, Darren L.; Boatwright, Brandon C.; Grant, Will J. – Communication Education, 2018
In this content analysis, we explored how students address instructor ideology in the university classroom through the social media platform Twitter. We employed Boolean search operators through Salesforce Marketing Cloud Radian6 software to gather tweets and identified English language tweets by how students referenced their instructor's…
Descriptors: Dissent, Ideology, Mass Media Use, Content Analysis
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Conley, Nino Andre; Ah Yun, Kimo – Communication Education, 2017
Since the founding of instructional communication in the 1970s, scholars have periodically conducted comprehensive reviews of the published body of research to assess the state of the field of study. Despite the importance of such reflections, no comprehensive analysis of the literature has been conducted in over 15 years. To this end, a content…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Content Analysis, Educational Theories, Student Surveys
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Morreale, Sherwyn P.; Valenzano, Joseph M.; Bauer, Janessa A. – Communication Education, 2017
The results of this study argue that communication, and specifically oral communication education, is critical to students' future personal and professional success. Similar to two earlier studies, thematic analysis of 679 documents in academic and popular press publications, published from 2008 to 2015, provide support for the centrality of the…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Benefits
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Titsworth, Scott; Mazer, Joseph P.; Goodboy, Alan K.; Bolkan, San; Myers, Scott A. – Communication Education, 2015
This article reports the findings of two meta-analyses that explored the relationship between teacher clarity and student learning. Combined, the results suggest that teacher clarity has a larger effect for student affective learning than for cognitive learning. However, neither the effects for cognitive learning nor affective learning were…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Affective Objectives
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Mazer, Joseph P.; Graham, Elizabeth E. – Communication Education, 2015
Periodic assessment and scrutiny of the discipline's measurement practices, instruments, and research findings are necessary to provide clarity and direction by revealing what we know, how we know it, and where the knowledge gaps exist. Reflective reviews have produced ample appraisals of the theory, research, and methods employed in the conduct…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Instruction, Measurement, Test Reliability
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Hendrix, Katherine Grace; Wilson, Cicely – Communication Education, 2014
Articles published in "Communication Education" ("CE") from 2000 to 2013 yielded four major themes: teacher/instructor to student communication, public speaking, technology, and identity. An analysis of the articles within each major theme revealed a notable absence of research investigating the experiences of students of color…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Classroom Communication, Public Speaking, Technology
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Bolkan, San; Griffin, Darrin John; Holmgren, Jennifer Linn; Hickson, Mark, III – Communication Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to ascertain who the most prolific scholars (top one percent) in Communication Studies were as a function of their publication rates in 24 journals for the last five years. In addition, we sought to determine the most prolific scholars in a subset of journals considered to be most central to our discipline. Results…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Discipline, Journal Articles, Faculty Publishing
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Morreale, Sherwyn; Backlund, Philip; Hay, Ellen; Moore, Michael – Communication Education, 2011
This comprehensive review of the assessment of oral communication in the communication discipline is both descriptive and empirical in nature. First, some background on the topic of communication assessment is provided. Following the descriptive background, we present an empirical analysis of academic papers, research studies, and books about…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Communication Research, Educational Trends, Program Evaluation
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Bodie, Graham D. – Communication Education, 2010
Considered by many to be the foundation upon which our discipline was built, the study of public speaking has evolved from its humble beginnings into a vast literature of experimental and expositional studies. The focus of research on public speaking has primarily been to discover the antecedents, causes, and consequences of anxiety associated…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Fear
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Rocca, Kelly A. – Communication Education, 2010
The goal of this study was to integrate previous research conducted on student participation in the college classroom. Numerous studies have been completed on engaging students in classroom discussions, but no study has synthesized this information in the form of an extensive literature review. Here, previous research is pulled together to gain a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews
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Bejerano, Arleen R. – Communication Education, 2008
Across the nation, colleges and universities are adopting the Internet as the new medium for instruction at an increasing rate. As a result of this growing trend, more and more students are getting their education away from the traditional classroom setting. This shift in instruction has called into question whether students who take online…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Internet
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Morreale, Sherwyn P.; Pearson, Judy C. – Communication Education, 2008
This study provides a rationale for the claim that communication instruction is critical to students' future personal and professional success. Thematic analysis of 93 journal and newspaper articles, reports, and surveys provide evidence of the centrality of communication in developing the whole person, improving the educational enterprise, being…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Speech Curriculum, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Communication
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Engleberg, Isa N.; Emanuel, Richard C.; Van Horn, Tasha; Bodary, David L. – Communication Education, 2008
A comprehensive research project conducted by the Community College Section of the National Communication Association (NCA) investigated the status of communication education in U.S. community colleges. Contacts from 290 public community colleges in the U.S. responded to a survey targeting five areas of inquiry: (a) institutional, (b)…
Descriptors: Class Size, Community Colleges, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Load
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Stoner, Mark R. – Communication Education, 2007
This essay offers an analysis of PowerPoint apart from the histrionics of the "'Tis and 'Taint" arguments about its value, and proposes a program of research to move forward our understanding of PowerPoint as an inscriptional system. To that end, the study begins with a discussion of PowerPoint as an inscriptional system that employs both…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Design Requirements, Computer Software Evaluation, Instructional Material Evaluation
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