Listening: Comprehension and Recall
By Rosie Bunnow
Learners practice their comprehension and recall skills while listening to narration on listening skills. Sound required.
Using Imperatives (Commands)
By Sandy Eyler
In this learning object you'll convert descriptive phrases into imperative sentences.
Generating Ideas: Thinking About the Topic
By Deborah Seline
In this learning object you'll practice three techniques for generating ideas.
Feasibility Topic Determination
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll determine appropriate feasibility studies from a list of selected topics.
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.
In this animated object, learners evaluate oral directions and compose questions to clarify ambiguities. This activity has audio.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Verecundiam
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Verecundia fallacy.
Learners watch a commercial for a fictitious product and pose questions to challenge the assumptions made in it.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches -"Either/Or" Fallacy
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the either/or fallacy.
Identifying External Noise
By Mary Brignall
The learner will read a mini-lecture defining external noise and will complete an activity.
Communication: The Writing Process
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will identify the three steps in the writing process and the elements in each step.
Transactional Communication Model: Assessment Activity
In this learning activity you'll outline a conversation using the transactional communication model. The print and Email function has been disabled. You may take a screenshot of the last screen if needed.
By Gretchen Grimm
In this learning activity you'll create a focused speech topic by using a focused pyramid.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Red Herring
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Red Herring fallacy.
Determining the General Purpose of Your Speech Pt.1
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll explore the different types of purposes for giving speeches.
Mechanism Description: Tape Dispenser
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a tape dispenser.
Mechanism Description: Staple Remover
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a staple remover.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Absurdum
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Absurdum 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.
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.
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.
In this learning activity you'll review the basic three step writing process used by many writers.
Creating Directions: How to Anticipate and Adjust
Learners write directions to gain experience asking questions from the point of view of the person who must follow the directions.
Selection: The First Stage in the Perception Process
In this learning activity you'll review the selection stage in the perception process and apply the information to complete an activity.
By Marilyn Carien
In this learning activity you'll practice writing a story with specific and interesting details.