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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Weimer, Maryellen – Communication Education, 2017
College instructors use lecture and its current counterpoint--active learning--widely and often rely on both strategies, but the question of which best promotes student learning has become a debate that ignores the fact that learning can result from both. Students still listen to and learn from lectures. They pass exams, obtain degrees, and…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Instruction
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Sciullo, Nick J. – Communication Education, 2017
According to the "Oxford English Dictionary" ("OED"), the noun "lecture" dates from the 14th century and means the "action of reading, perusal. Also, that which is read or perused." This definition, while accurate and resonates today in many college classrooms, ignores a key feature of any lecture. The…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Audience Awareness
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Bolkan, San; Goodboy, Alan K.; Myers, Scott A. – Communication Education, 2017
This study examined two effective teaching behaviors traditionally considered by instructional communication scholars to associate positively with students' academic experiences: instructor clarity and immediacy. Our study situated these teaching behaviors in a conditional process model that integrated two key assumptions about student learning:…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Styles, Learner Engagement
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Stearns, Susan – Communication Education, 2017
The author of this brief forum article argues that it is time to encourage faculty members to rethink student learning: encourage the scholarship of teaching and expose faculty to key research articles about student learning. Then, building on this knowledge, the academy needs to offer assistance to faculty in designing student-centered…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Active Learning
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Darling, Ann – Communication Education, 2017
The essays in this forum demonstrate how the shift from an instructional to a learning paradigm is in full motion and is happening in scholarly conversations about communication and instruction. When asked about the role of the lecture in today's educational context, responses varied from some form of "none at all" to "the lecture…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Educational Research
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Buzzanell, Patrice M. – Communication Education, 2017
This response discusses why the essays in this forum are of particular interest for instructors in light of recent articles in "The Chronicle of Higher Education" and trends in student populations and higher education. "The Chronicle" recently featured several articles on innovative ways to "shake up the lecture" that…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Educational Trends
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Katt, James; Miller, Ann Neville; Brown, Tim – Communication Education, 2017
This study investigated the reliability and validity of Myers and colleagues' Classroom Citizenship Behavior scale, as well as the relationship between student personality traits (extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness, and communication apprehension) and CCBs. Two hundred and thirteen students completed…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Behavior, Citizenship, Behavior Rating Scales
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Fedesco, Heather N.; Kentner, Ashley; Natt, Jane – Communication Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to test whether increasing the relevancy of course assignments in a large multisection introductory public-speaking course would lead to improvements in student perceptions of course outcomes. Survey responses from 1,878 students were analyzed to test whether differences exist between students enrolled in classes held…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes, Relevance (Education), Public Speaking
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.; Pyle, Andrew S. – Communication Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare student growth in public speaking and hybrid introductory communication skills courses on four outcomes: public speaking anxiety, self-perceived communication competence, intercultural effectiveness, and connected classroom climate. This study also sought to find out whether there were differences in the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Public Speaking, Blended Learning, Communication Skills
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Frisby, Brandi N.; Slone, Amanda R.; Bengu, Elif – Communication Education, 2017
Building on previous rapport research, Hofstede's dimensions of culture, and calls for culture-centered instructional research, this study examined instructor-student rapport in U.S. and Turkish college classrooms. U.S. participants (N = 143) and Turkish participants (N = 185) completed measures of rapport, state motivation, participation, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Classroom Environment
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Rudick, C. Kyle – Communication Education, 2017
This study utilized a critical organizational communication framework to understand how student resistance is performed in relation to hegemonic systems that are (re)constituted through communication within and beyond the classroom (i.e., an institutional culture). I conducted multiple semistructured interviews with 14 self-identified students of…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Scholarship, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias
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Bolkan, San – Communication Education, 2017
This study examined how, and under what conditions, teacher clarity (i.e., structure/signaling) impacts student learning. One hundred and forty eight students reported their propensity to approach their studies with a mastery orientation and were randomly exposed to a lesson on persuasion that was either signaled or not. After the lesson, students…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Cognitive Tests, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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LeFebvre, Luke; LeFebvre, Leah; Anderson, Dale – Communication Education, 2017
This study gathered data about communication centers and built on past investigations of how centers function across the United States. Communication center directors or individuals who oversee centers at two- and four-year institutions of higher education (N = 47) were surveyed. Participants responded to questions about center structure and…
Descriptors: Colleges, Online Surveys, Communications, Administrators
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Kahl, David H., Jr. – Communication Education, 2017
Throughout its history, instructional communication research has played an important role in the discipline of Communication. In tracing its lineage, Myers (2010) explains that instructional communication research has focused on communicative behaviors that instructors use with their students to better understand and facilitate affective and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Research Needs, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Horan, Sean M.; Bryant, Leah E. – Communication Education, 2017
This essay encourages research on the presence of guns in college classrooms. Readers are asked to consider that around 11 million individuals have concealed carry permits (Crime Prevention Research Center, 2014), and roughly 20% of states allow concealed guns on campus (e.g., Anderson, 2016). Given the centrality of guns in our culture, and…
Descriptors: Weapons, College Environment, School Safety, Communications
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