Organization: The Second Stage in the Perception Process
By Mary Brignall
The student will read a mini-lecture explaining the organization stage in the perception process and will complete an activity.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Verecundiam
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Verecundia fallacy.
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.
Mechanism Description: Tape Dispenser
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a tape dispenser.
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.
Identifying External Noise
The learner will read a mini-lecture defining external noise and will complete an activity.
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.
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.
By Andrea Krabbe
The learner will understand the importance of following instructions.
Four Types of Communication in Conflict
In this activity, you will practice choosing assertive responses to conflict.
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.
By Rosie Bunnow
Learners watch a commercial for a fictitious product and pose questions to challenge the assumptions made in it.
Conflict: Assessing Levels of Power
In this learning activity you'll explore five types of power: legitimate, referent, coercive, reward, and expert.
Identifying Effective Nonverbal Behavior
In this learning activity you'll complete a skill-building exercise identifying effective nonverbal behavior.
Communicating with Respect and Acceptance
By Kedron Wiersgalla
In this learning activity you'll use critical thinking, personal opinions, and experiences to develop responses regarding communicating respectfully.
Male or Female? Gender and Communication Tendencies
In this learning activity you'll explore communication tendencies from a list and identifies them as typically “male” and “female”.
Personal Behavior and Communication
By Gretchen Grimm
In this learning activity you'll reflect on possible behavior choices and their impact on communication.
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.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the eight most common logical fallacies commonly used in persuasive speeches.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Absurdum
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Absurdum fallacy.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Post hoc, Ergo Propter hoc
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Post hoc, Ergo Propter hoc fallacy.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Slippery Slope
In this learning activity you'll explore the Slippery Slope fallacy.
Brainstorming for a Speech
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll brainstorm and compose a list of speech topics.
Mini-Lecture: Technical Argument
In this learning activity you'll summarize review key concepts related to arguments and persuasion.
Audience Characteristics Chart
In this learning object you'll review information for layman, executive, expert, technician and operator audiences for writing technical publications.