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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.; Hawkins, Katherine E. Hyatt; Murphy, Joshua; Otusanya, Ayodeji; Kueppers, George – Communication Teacher, 2020
The purpose of this study was to find out whether the previously identified gender gap in public speaking anxiety and self-perceived communication competence was also evident in student speaking performances. This study also examined whether students developed equally strong presentations in public speaking versus hybrid introductory communication…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Introductory Courses, Communications, Anxiety
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Yang, Yiyi – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Undergraduate courses in interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, relational communication, computer-mediated communication (CMC), and intercultural communication, as well as basic communication courses. Objectives: The purpose of this activity is twofold: (1) to demonstrate how nonverbal communication shapes content and…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Visual Aids, Computer Mediated Communication, Intercultural Communication
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Seroka, Laura – Communication Teacher, 2020
Challenges to identity formation often emerge during college experiences as one's world view is confronted by exposure to new social circles, ideas, and cultures. Through the analysis of interpenetrating identities in the popular television show, "The Big Bang Theory," students are able to locate concrete examples of the four frames of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, College Students, Educational Experience, Television
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Adebayo, Comfort Tosin – Communication Teacher, 2020
The possession of a foreign accent constitutes one of the challenges international teaching assistants have to deal with in their encounters in U.S. classrooms. This challenge often impacts their perceived competence and effectiveness in the classroom. Consequently, undergraduate students usually have existing stereotypes about international…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Stereotypes, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants
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Craig, Clay; Ngondo, Prisca S.; Devlin, Michael; Scharlach, Jennifer – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Campaigns, Account Planning, Public Relations (PR), and any other strategic communication course where groups are assigned. Objectives: The purpose of this single-class escape-room activity is to increase students' ability to work in time-demanding group settings while utilizing unconventional methods to reinforce material covered in…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Communications, Group Dynamics, Learning Activities
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LeFebvre, Leah E.; Yilmaz, Gamze; LeFebvre, Luke; Allen, Mike – Communication Teacher, 2020
This study examined how group members with differential levels (highest, middle, and lowest) of ability contributed to argumentative communication while facilitating a cooperative learning process in a small group communication course. Results demonstrated that during discussions: (1) highest ability members utilized more evidence than middle or…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Persuasive Discourse, Learning Processes, Communication Skills
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Seiter, John S.; Seiter, Christian R. – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Interpersonal Communication, Health Communication. Objectives: In this single-class activity, students gain awareness and practice in suspending judgments about "difficult" people in order to understand the reasoning behind certain objectionable behavior.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Evaluative Thinking, Value Judgment
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Parviz, Elnaz – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Public speaking. Objective: This activity introduces and activates Monroe's Motivated Sequence.
Descriptors: Communications, Public Speaking, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Dalelio, Corinne M. – Communication Teacher, 2020
In an effort to move students beyond their typical understanding of social media, "the collaborative identity project" requires that they collectively contribute to one single, pseudonymous, online identity spanning five popular social websites over the course of one semester. In this enriching and thought-provoking exercise, students…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Social Media, Cooperative Learning, Self Concept
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Szablewicz, Marcella – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Media and Society, Introduction to Mass Media, Digital Culture. Objectives: By the end of this activity, students will be able to: describe dominant news media discourse about digital and social media; elucidate connections between dominant discourse and the perceived effects of technology; and recognize and critique arguments that rely…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Social Media, Influence of Technology, Social Theories
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Kratzer, Jessica M. W. – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Gender Communication, Sexuality and Communication. Objectives: The goals of this unit activity are for students to (1) identify their emotions about transgender people's lived experiences, (2) describe some of the challenges that transgender people face, (3) define terminology used for and among transgender people, and (4) articulate and…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Sexual Identity, Barriers, Consciousness Raising
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Huber, Aubrey A. – Communication Teacher, 2020
In this semester-long activity, I describe how to create a collaborative cabinet of curiosities that engages critical methods of inquiry as an alternative summative assignment. Courses: Communication Pedagogy, Gender and Communication, Performance Studies. Objective: The objective of this assignment is for students to identify and analyze how…
Descriptors: Communications, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking
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Sellnow-Richmond, Deborah; Strawser, Michael G.; Sellnow, Deanna D. – Communication Teacher, 2020
Although a good deal of research has been published that compares the effectiveness of communication courses delivered in face-to-face and online formats, much less is known about the comparative effectiveness of fully online versus hybrid (a.k.a. blended, mixed mode) courses. Thus, this research project examined student perceptions of teaching…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, Online Courses, Blended Learning
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Geraths, Cory – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Public Speaking. Objectives: This unit aims to (1) illustrate the classical and contemporary utility of "ekphrasis" ("description") as a genre of civic communication; and (2) introduce students to essential skills in public speaking, including invention, arrangement, and, in particular, style
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Units of Study, Civics, Skill Development
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Nicolini, Kristine M.; Cole, Andrew W. – Communication Teacher, 2020
As many colleges and universities offer increasing numbers of online courses and degree programs, debates regarding teaching public speaking online continue. This research utilizes Kluger and DeNisi's (1996, The effects of feedback interventions on performance: A historical review, a meta-analysis, and a preliminary feedback intervention theory.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Online Courses
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