Barriers to Critical Thinking: Being Human
By Therese Nemec
The learner will explore basic human limitations that create barriers to critical thinking including selective thinking, false memories, and perceptual limitations.
Brainstorming for a Speech
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll brainstorm and compose a list of speech topics.
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.
Thinking About the Topic: Brainstorming (Screencast)
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll explore how to brainstorm a list of ideas related to a topic.
The Johari Window (Screencast)
By Kathy Henning
In this screencast, you will see how the Johari Window works when determining a relationship with someone.
Intercultural Communication: Gestures
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will recognize common gestures and identify the meanings associated with those gestures.
Language: Specific and Abstract
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll arrange words from abstract or general language to specific language.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Research
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll explore the differences between primary and secondary research.
Leaving a Telephone Message
By Susan Maloney
Students listen to three telephone messages and enter their evaluation of each one. They then read a list of guidelines for leaving effective messages.
Evaluating Sources for the Technical Research Report
By David Wehmeyer
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.
Seven Barriers to Listening
The learner will identify common barriers to effective listening.
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.
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.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Populum
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Populum fallacy.
By Andrea Krabbe
The learner will understand the importance of following instructions.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the eight most common logical fallacies commonly used in persuasive speeches.
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.
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.
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.
Documenting Sources Using MLA Format
In this exercise, students read a list of sources used in a research report. They follow MLA guidelines to write parenthetical references and to compile a Works Cited page.
Determining the Specific Purpose of Your Speech Pt. 2
In this learning activity you'll review the general principles speakers use to create a specific purpose statement.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Errors in Judgment
The learners will explore the Errors in Judgment: Barriers to Critical Thinking and how it affects their decision-making processes.