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Kilgus, Lawrence; Force, Christina; Powell, Loreen M. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2016
Teaching business communication can be a challenge as students often have preconceived notions about the usefulness of the course content. The level of instructor challenges include, but are not limited to unmotivated students, low student engagement, and poor class attendance. These challenges may be overcome with the use of web application…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Computer Oriented Programs
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Bullen, Maria L.; Kordecki, Gregory S.; Capener, Elizabeth D. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2016
Faculty and students may benefit from using a well-designed instrument to meet the objectives of both institutional assessment requirements and direct student learning in the discipline. This paper discusses how accounting rubrics can be used to evaluate and assess student learning by providing an organized approach to determine student success on…
Descriptors: Accounting, Scoring Rubrics, Test Construction, Student Evaluation
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Zeliff, Nancy; Williams, Ruthann – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2016
The closing of smaller enrollment programs at public universities in recent years has led to the closure of business teacher education programs. At the same time, existing business teacher education programs are experiencing low enrollments. To use faculty resources efficiently at four state universities in Missouri, required business education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Online Courses, Educational Cooperation, Institutional Survival
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Robinson, David F. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2016
This paper describes an experiential capstone strategy course and an interesting innovation by a team of students that helps spread experiential learning to many business courses. Students operate a retail café as a captive client for strategic consulting. Students sweep floors, serve espresso drinks, and set strategy. The café is a learning…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Business Administration Education, Retailing, Consultants
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Chalupa, Marilyn – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2015
Technology has and continues to transform communication channels. As a result, electronic communications has become ubiquitous in the workplace allowing for collaboration, cost reduction, and increased productivity. Social media tools allow for connecting to and interacting with a larger audience. The digital generation comes to the classroom…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Social Media, Assignments, Reports
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Handy, Sheila A.; Polimeni, Ralph S. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2015
Active learning is increasing in popularity as a supplement to the lecture-only method of class presentation in many disciplines, including accounting. This paper defines and discusses the benefits of active learning and presents seven different active-learning activities developed and used by the authors. The active learning activities mainly…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Accounting, Learner Engagement
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Ash, Barbara Lee – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2015
Engaging "digital natives" presents challenges and opportunities for both the classroom teacher and for trainers in the workplace, many of whom are "digital immigrants." The learning styles, interests, values, and the Millennial learner's unique alignment with technology present opportunities to engage this generation in new…
Descriptors: Social Media, Learner Engagement, Age Groups, Cognitive Style
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Cannoy, Sherrie Drye – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2015
Integrating interdisciplinary social studies topics and social responsibility concepts into a business education class can be meaningful for student learning. The discipline of social studies includes multiple areas such as economics, history, sociology, and anthropology. Social responsibility in a business sense means that companies are concerned…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Business Administration Education, Computer Science Education
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Blaszczynski, Carol; Green, Diana J. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2012
Employers seek employees who possess soft skills. Employees who do not have excellent soft skills may not experience success in obtaining and sustaining employment. McEwen's (2010) framework for skill-building--introduce, explain, practice, and reinforce--was used to describe activities for enhancing soft skills. Assessment of soft skills…
Descriptors: Business Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Learning Strategies
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Green, Diana J.; Blaszczynski, Carol – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2012
Employers seek employees who possess soft skills. Employees who do not have excellent soft skills may not experience success in obtaining and sustaining employment. McEwen's (2010) framework for skill-building--introduce, explain, practice, and reinforce--was used to describe activities for enhancing soft skills. Soft skills building activities…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Expectation
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Polkinghorne, Frederick W.; Bland, Zinna L. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2011
The contemporary workforce requires technical and reading skills (Shanahan & Shanahan, 2008; The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Society of Human Resource Management, 2006). Technical skills allow workers to perform specific workforce tasks, while reading skills are generally needed by…
Descriptors: Business Education, Secondary School Teachers, Reading Skills, Adolescents
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Snyder, Lisa Gueldenzoph; Shwom, Barbara – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2011
Most business communication classes teach students to use a writing process to compose effective documents. Students practice the process by applying it to various types of writing with various purposes-reports, presentations, bad news letters, persuasive memos, etc. However, unless students practice that process in other contexts outside of the…
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, Speech Communication, Writing Processes
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Nelson, Eric M.; Wright, Christine M. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2011
Many educators find that students do not participate actively in class, and are constantly seeking a variety of techniques to encourage student participation. The focus of this paper is to show how simultaneous report and provocative statements can be combined to foster appreciative inquiry, thereby, creating a learning environment with greater…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Group Discussion, Student Participation, Student Motivation
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Snyder, Lisa Gueldenzoph – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2010
The emphasis on the importance of collaborative skill is evident at nearly all levels of education. In higher education, teamwork and group skills are critical elements in a business student's training. To be successful in the business world, students must be able to work well in teams. Group work can be a successful learning experience if…
Descriptors: Group Instruction, Teamwork, Learning Experience, Team Training
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Blaszczynski, Carol; Green, Diana J. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2010
Presentation mastery is a skill of paramount importance in the business world. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has delineated the ability to "articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal skills in a variety of forms and contexts" as a student outcome under learning and innovation skills. Ability to think on…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Self Esteem, Business Skills, Communication Skills
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