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Frisby, Brandi N.; Kaufmann, Renee; Beck, Anna-Carrie – Communication Teacher, 2016
Instructors incorporate technological tools into the classroom to address short attention spans, appeal to technologically savvy students, and to increase engagement. This study used both quantitative descriptive and qualitative embedded assessment data to examine the use of three popular tools (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, and video chatting) in…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Activities, Technology Integration, Attention Span
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Smith, Cynthia Duquette – Communication Teacher, 2015
This article describes a unit-length project involving students in the analysis of how public memory is shaped by multiple factors and functions persuasively to influence one's understanding of historical events. This project was designed for an upper-division undergraduate course in Rhetoric and Public Memory, but could be adapted for use in…
Descriptors: Memory, History Instruction, College Students, Public Opinion
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Opt, Susan; Sims, Christy-Dale L. – Communication Teacher, 2015
To teach collaboration and overcome students' aversion to teamwork, Pope-Ruark (2012) recommends the Scrum approach, which she has used to manage major client-based course projects in writing and publishing courses. The Scrum approach emerged out of the software development industry in the 1990s as a framework for improving team…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperation, Computer Software, Communications
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Noland, Carey – Communication Teacher, 2014
The purpose of the activity described here is to integrate McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y into a group application: design a syllabus that embodies either Theory X or Theory Y tenets. Students should be able to differentiate between Theory X and Theory Y, create a syllabus based on Theory X or Theory Y tenets, evaluate the different syllabi…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Theories, College Instruction, Learning Activities
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Considine, Jennifer R. – Communication Teacher, 2013
This article describes an activity in which upon completion of this semester-long project, students should be able to: analyze and reflect upon their own communication behaviors in a group setting, and explain the importance of examining actual communication practices as opposed to retrospective self-report of communication practices. This project…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Audio Equipment, Communications, Web Sites
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Myers, Scott A. – Communication Teacher, 2012
The purpose of this assessment was to examine whether differences exist between students who self-select their classroom work group members and students who are randomly assigned to their classroom work groups in terms of their use of organizational citizenship behaviors with their work group members; their commitment to, trust in, and relational…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Trust (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning