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.
Thinking About the Topic: Mind Mapping
By Deborah Seline
Trying to write your paper but you’ve gotten stuck? Explore Mind Mapping! This creative technique helps you explore what you already know, lets you see how your ideas are tied together, and gets you writing quickly.
Thinking About the Topic: Generating Ideas
Writers block happens to all of us. Homework block is even worse. If you’re stuck on how to get started, watch this video to explore how to generate ideas for speeches, papers, and projects quickly and effectively.
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.
Determining the General Purpose of Your Speech Pt.1 (Screencast)
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll explore the different types of purposes for giving speeches.
Barriers to Effective Listening
By Therese Nemec
Learners examine the seven most common barriers to effective listening and consider suggestions for how to overcome these barriers. This interactive object contains audio.
Identifying Effective Nonverbal Behavior
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll complete a skill-building exercise identifying effective nonverbal behavior.
Topic Selection (Screencast)
By Gretchen Grimm
In this learning activity you'll create a focused speech topic by using a focused pyramid.
Describing the Transactional Communication Model
In this learning activity you'll review definitions then match the transactional communication model element with the definition or example.
By Elizabeth Jones
In this study guide, we will review the general rules for using prepositions.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Explore what sexual harassment is, the three conditions that constitute harassing behavior, and the four levels of sexual harassment.
Organization: The Second Stage in the Perception Process
The student will read a mini-lecture explaining the organization stage in the perception process and will complete an activity.
Mechanism Description: Electric Pencil Sharpener
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of an electric pencil sharpener.
Generating a Questionnaire
By David Wehmeyer
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.
Thinking About the Topic: Brainstorming
In this learning activity you'll explore how to brainstorm a list of ideas related to a topic.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches (Screencast)
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the eight most common logical fallacies commonly used in persuasive speeches.
Avoiding Design Mistakes When Creating Visuals
In this learning activity you'll review design errors and learn how to avoid them.
Increasing Message Clarity
By Kedron Wiersgalla
In this learning activity you'll use critical thinking to write appropriate responses.
Mini-Lecture: Technical Argument
By Terri Langan
In this learning activity you'll summarize review key concepts related to arguments and persuasion.
Transactional Communication Model (Graphic)
In this learning activity you'll view a graphical layout of the transactional communication model.
Organization: The Second Stage in the Perception Process (Screencast)
Communicating with Respect and Acceptance
In this learning activity you'll use critical thinking, personal opinions, and experiences to develop responses regarding communicating respectfully.
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 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.