By David Wehmeyer
The student watches a car move through a city and writes directions based on the car's route.
Writing Effective Instructions
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will distinguish effective from ineffective approaches to writing instructions.
Writing a Topic Outline
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll generate your own speech outline from the information provided.
What's the Context?
By Rosie Bunnow
In this learning activity you'll differentiate between the five contexts affecting communication.
What is Sexual Harassment?
By Therese Nemec
Explore what sexual harassment is, the three conditions that constitute harassing behavior, and the four levels of sexual harassment.
Using Imperatives (Commands)
By Sandy Eyler
In this learning object you'll convert descriptive phrases into imperative sentences.
Understanding Your Audience
By Bev Paulick
You'll identify the main characteristics of various audiences when writing a technical document.
Tricky Communication Situations: Analyzing the Situation
By Marilyn Carien
In this learning activity you'll examine strategies to help you deal with tricky personal and business communication situations.
Tricky Communication Situations: Magic Secret Formulas
In this learning activity you'll create strategies for sending and receiving complaints and requests.
Transactional Communication Model: Assessment Activity
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll outline a conversation using the transactional communication model.
Transactional Communication Model (Graphic)
In this learning activity you'll view a graphical layout of the transactional communication model.
By Gretchen Grimm
In this learning activity you'll create a focused speech topic by using a focused pyramid.
Three Tips for Better Conflict Resolution
In this learning object, you will learn the three tips to better resolve conflict with others.
Thinking About the Topic: Mind Mapping
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll create a mind map of ideas related to a topic.
Thinking About the Topic: Free Writing
In this learning activity you'll create a free writing document on a topic.
Thinking About the Topic: Considering Your Purpose for Writing
In this learning activity you'll review the four main purposes for writing documents: expressive, literary, persuasive, and reality.
Thinking About the Topic: Brainstorming
In this learning activity you'll explore how to brainstorm a list of ideas related to a topic.
The You View
By Jennifer McIntosh, Barbara Laedtke
Learners will write effective business messages that incorporate a second-person point of view and focus on the benefit to the reader. This approach is often used to create positive messages, neutral messages, and inquiry messages in business settings.
The Writing Process
By Terri Langan
By the end of this activity you'll be able to explain the different parts of the basic writing process.
The THINK Principle
By Andrea Krabbe, Rosie Bunnow
Learners are shown questions to ask themselves before they speak. They evaluate three responses according to the criteria presented. This activity has audio content.
The Reality of Sterotypes
In this learning activity, the user will understand how believing in and using common stereotypes can get in the way of working together.
The Question and Answer Period
In this learning activity you'll explore the guidelines for an effective question and answer period after giving a speech.
The Phases of Conflict
By Kathy Henning
In this learning activity you'll explore the four stages of conflict (latent, triggering incident, conflict, new equilibrium) and then creates a similar diagram applying to a specific personal conflict.
The Johari Window
In this learning activity you'll create a Johari Window.
The Johari Interactive Window
In this learning activity you'll interact with the Johari Window to illustrate how willing you are to disclose information.