Creating Effective Technical Descriptions
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll review an introduction and samples of description worksheets. You'll then select an object and complete your own description.
Describing the Transactional Communication Model
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll review definitions then match the transactional communication model element with the definition or example.
Determining the General Purpose of Your Speech
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll explore the different types of purposes for giving speeches.
Determining the Specific Purpose of Your Speech
In this learning activity you'll review the general principles speakers use to create a specific purpose statement.
Developing the Central Idea
In this learning activity you'll apply techniques for identifying a central idea to a practice exercise.
By Deborah Kunkle
Learners study the process used to diagram sentences, and then work through numerous exercises to test their knowledge.
Distinguishing Between the Content Message and the Relational Message (Screencast)
In this screencast, you'll distinguish the differences between the content message and the relational message.
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.
Double Trouble With Listening
By Therese Nemec
Learn about the seven common barriers of listening and evaluate a conversation using the barriers.
English Words of French Origin
By Virginia Kirsch
In this learning activity you'll read and listen to English words from the French language.
Evaluating Sources for the Technical Research Report
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.
Ever and Never
By Fran McCarthy
Students read the definitions of these two adverbs of frequency which are often confused. They then complete sentences using "ever" or "never."
Feasibility Topic Determination
In this learning activity you'll determine appropriate feasibility studies from a list of selected topics.
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.
By Andrea Krabbe
The learner will understand the importance of following instructions.
By Bryan LaVigne
Learners answer questions about foundry-related technology and terms using a game board format. This learning object can be used individually, in small groups, or as a class activity to provide an alternative self-assessment tool.
Four Types of Communication in Conflict
In this activity, you will practice choosing assertive responses to conflict.
GED Essay Writing -- Formula for Success
By Laurie Jarvis
In this learning activity you'll review the format for a five-paragraph essay, which is the second part of the GED Writing Test.
Generating a Questionnaire
Students read an explanation of the use of questionnaires in research. Open-ended and closed-ended questions are defined. Students complete the activity by generating a questionnaire.
Generating Ideas: Thinking About the Topic
By Deborah Seline
In this learning object you'll practice three techniques for generating ideas.
Giving Directions: The Starting Point
By Rosie Bunnow
Learners evaluate how well a set of directions instructs a person about to perform a task for the first time. The focus is on avoiding assumptions.
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning object you'll review various types of groups as well as the concepts of rules and norms in groups.
Homophones: To, Too, Two
By Nancy McFadden
In this learning activity you'll review definitions of To, Too, and Two and complete practice sentences.
Homophones: To, Too, Two (Screencast)
In this screencast, you'll review definitions of To, Too, and Two and review practice sentences.
How to Listen Better
By Barbara Liang
The learner reads a description of what it means to listen respectively. He or she then writes a brief action plan for becoming a better listener.