Noise in the Communication Process
By Rosie Bunnow
In this activity, students practice recognizing the different types of noise in the communication process.
Distinguishing Between the Content Message and the Relational Message (Screencast)
In this screencast, you'll distinguish the differences between the content message and the relational message.
By Barbara Liang, Andrea Krabbe
Learners read about nonverbal communication. In a drag-and-drop exercise, they evaluate photos of people interacting and determine if the behaviors shown interfere with communication or enhance it.
Creating and Formatting a Memo
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll explore different reasons to write a memo and how to create it.
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: Being Human
By Therese Nemec
The learner will identify ways to overcome barriers to critical thinking and problem-solving including false memories, personal biases and prejudices, and physical and emotional hindrances.
Developing the Central Idea
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll apply techniques for identifying a central idea to a practice exercise.
By David Wehmeyer
Students read an explanation of plagiarism. They then read examples of student papers and decide if an original work was plagiarized.
Perception - Understanding the World Around You
Learn the definition of perception, its process and how it affects communication
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: People-Related Obstacles
The learner will identify techniques to use to overcome people-related barriers to critical thinking.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Communication
This activity will examine several of the barriers related to problems with communication.
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.
Communication: Identifying Active and Passive Voice
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will identify active and passive voice and distinguish between the two.
Thinking About the Topic: Brainstorming (Screencast)
In this learning activity you'll explore how to brainstorm a list of ideas related to a topic.
Intercultural Communication: Gestures
The learner will recognize common gestures and identify the meanings associated with those gestures.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Being Human
The learner will explore basic human limitations that create barriers to critical thinking including selective thinking, false memories, and perceptual limitations.
Evaluating Sources for the Technical Research Report
Students view information taken from various sources and decide if the material is acceptable for a technical research report. After choosing whether or not the source material is acceptable, the students read an explanation from the instructor.
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.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: People-Related Obstacles
The learner will identify barriers to critical thinking related to internal and external factors after viewing scenarios.
Communicating in the Workplace
By Jennifer Heinritz
Compare the behaviors and situations that interfere with effective communication in the workplace with those that enhance listening skills and career performance.
The Art of Good Listening
By Suzi Hunsader
In this learning activity you'll review the four techniques of good listening.
Building Relationships Through Active Listening
Learners will examine the four steps to listen actively to improve relationships.
Four Types of Communication in Conflict
In this activity, you will practice choosing assertive responses to conflict.
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.
Concluding Your Speech
In this learning activity you'll review a conclusion and decide how effectively it summarized a speech. You'll also gain some tips for writing your own speech conclusion.
Double Trouble With Listening
Learn about the seven common barriers of listening and evaluate a conversation using the barriers.