Using Imperatives (Commands)
By Sandy Eyler
In this learning object you'll convert descriptive phrases into imperative sentences.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Red Herring
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
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.
Understanding Your Audience
By Bev Paulick
You'll identify the main characteristics of various audiences when writing a technical document.
Thinking About the Topic: Mind Mapping
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll create a mind map of ideas related to a topic.
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.
Listening: Comprehension and Recall
By Rosie Bunnow
Learners practice their comprehension and recall skills while listening to narration on listening skills. Sound required.
Selection: The First Stage in the Perception Process
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll review the selection stage in the perception process and apply the information to complete an activity.
Identifying External Noise
The learner will read a mini-lecture defining external noise and will complete an activity.
Feasibility Topic Determination
In this learning activity you'll determine appropriate feasibility studies from a list of selected topics.
Communication: The Writing Process
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will identify the three steps in the writing process and the elements in each step.
In this animated object, learners evaluate oral directions and compose questions to clarify ambiguities. This activity has audio.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches -"Either/Or" Fallacy
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the either/or fallacy.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Verecundiam
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Verecundia 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.
Generating Ideas: Thinking About the Topic
In this learning object you'll practice three techniques for generating ideas.
Mechanism Description: Staple Remover
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a staple remover.
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.
Increasing Message Clarity
By Kedron Wiersgalla
In this learning activity you'll use critical thinking to write appropriate responses.
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.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Ad Absurdum
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Absurdum fallacy.
Avoiding Design Mistakes When Creating Visuals
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.
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.