Avoiding Design Mistakes When Creating Visuals
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll review design errors and learn how to avoid them.
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: 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.
By Andrea Krabbe
The learner will understand the importance of following instructions.
By Rosie Bunnow
Learners watch a commercial for a fictitious product and pose questions to challenge the assumptions made in it.
Listening for Retention
Learners listen to a workplace conversation and are tested on their retention of information. This activity has audio content.
Transactional Communication Model: Assessment Activity
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll outline a conversation using the transactional communication model.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Absurdum
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
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 - Red Herring
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Red Herring fallacy.
Audience Characteristics Chart
By Terri Langan
In this learning object you'll review information for layman, executive, expert, technician and operator audiences for writing technical publications.
Documenting Sources Using MLA Format
By David Wehmeyer
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.
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.
Introducing Your Speech
In this learning activity you'll analyze an introduction and determine whether or not it was effective. You'll also gain an understanding of what makes an effective introduction.
Feasibility Topic Determination
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll determine appropriate feasibility studies from a list of selected topics.
By Mitch Vesaas
The learner will identify the steps for preparing and facilitating a team meeting.
By Elizabeth Jones
In this study guide, we will review the general rules for using prepositions.
Communication: Identifying Active and Passive Voice
The learner will identify active and passive voice and distinguish between the two.
Listening on the Job
By Barbara Liang
Learners compare the behaviors and situations that interfere with listening on the job with those that enhance listening skills and job performance.
What's the Context?
In this learning activity you'll differentiate between the five contexts affecting communication.
Tricky Communication Situations: Magic Secret Formulas
By Marilyn Carien
In this learning activity you'll create strategies for sending and receiving complaints and requests.
Organizing Sentences for a News Release
By Ann Del Ponte
In this learning activity you'll rewrite a news article into a news release.
Understanding Your Audience
You'll identify the main characteristics of various audiences when writing a technical document.
In this learning activity you'll practice writing a story with specific and interesting details.
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.