Creating Effective Technical Descriptions
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll review an introduction and samples of description worksheets. You'll then select an object and complete your own description.
By Rosie Bunnow
In this animated object, learners evaluate oral directions and compose questions to clarify ambiguities. This activity has audio.
Seven Barriers to Listening
By Therese Nemec
The learner will identify common barriers to effective listening.
Mechanism Description: Padlock
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a padlock.
Mechanism Description: Vegetable Peeler
In this learning activity you'll write a description of a vegetable peeler and submits it to the instructor.
Following Directions: The Parts Room
By Dave Bunnow, Rosie Bunnow
In this animated and interactive object, learners follow oral directions in the workplace. They complete their task within a time limit. This object 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.
Creating Directions: How to Anticipate and Adjust
Learners write directions to gain experience asking questions from the point of view of the person who must follow the directions.
Listening: Comprehension and Recall
Learners practice their comprehension and recall skills while listening to narration on listening skills. Sound required.
Increasing Message Clarity
By Kedron Wiersgalla
In this learning activity you'll use critical thinking to write appropriate responses.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches -"Either/Or" Fallacy
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the either/or fallacy.
Writing Effective Instructions
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will distinguish effective from ineffective approaches to writing instructions.
Three Tips for Better Conflict Resolution
In this learning object, you will learn the three tips to better resolve conflict with others.
Communication: The Writing Process
The learner will identify the three steps in the writing process and the elements in each step.
Giving Directions: The Starting Point
Learners evaluate how well a set of directions instructs a person about to perform a task for the first time. The focus is on avoiding assumptions.
By David Wehmeyer
The student watches a car move through a city and writes directions based on the car's route.
Mechanism Description: Electric Pencil Sharpener
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of an electric pencil sharpener.
Overview: Writing Clear "How To" Instructions
By Sandy Eyler
In this learning activity you'll apply directions to follow when writing clear "how-to" instructions.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Errors in Judgment
By Andrea Krabbe
The learners will explore the Errors in Judgment: Barriers to Critical Thinking and how it affects their decision-making processes.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Explore what sexual harassment is, the three conditions that constitute harassing behavior, and the four levels of sexual harassment.
Barriers to Effective Listening
Learners examine the seven most common barriers to effective listening and consider suggestions for how to overcome these barriers. This interactive object contains audio.
Selection: The First Stage in the Perception Process
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll review the selection stage in the perception process and apply the information to complete an activity.
By Gretchen Grimm
In this learning activity you'll create a focused speech topic by using a focused pyramid.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Populum
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Populum fallacy.
Generating a Questionnaire
Students read an explanation of the use of questionnaires in research. Open-ended and closed-ended questions are defined. Students complete the activity by generating a questionnaire.