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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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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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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, 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