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.
Conflict: Assessing Levels of Power
By Kathy Henning
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.
Language: Specific and Abstract
In this learning activity you'll arrange words from abstract or general language to specific language.
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
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
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 Verecundiam
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the Ad Verecundia fallacy.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches - Slippery Slope
In this learning activity you'll explore the Slippery Slope fallacy.
In this learning activity you'll explore the differences between primary and secondary research.
Writing a Sentence Outline
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll practice filling out an outline and writing your own outline for a speech.
Mini-Lecture: Technical Argument
By Terri Langan
In this learning activity you'll summarize review key concepts related to arguments and persuasion.
Mechanism Description: Tape Dispenser
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a tape dispenser.
Indefinite Pronouns / Possessive Case - Exercise 1
By Rosie Bunnow
In this learning activity you'll complete exercises using indefinite pronouns in the possessive case.
Personal Pronouns / Possessive Case - Exercise 1
In this learning activity you'll complete exercises matching possessive pronouns and antecedents.
Parts of Speech in Sentences: The Order of Operations
By David Hardgrove
Learners identify the parts of speech by following a certain order until each word in a sentence is labeled. In a variety of exercises, learners practice finding verbs, prepositional phrases, subjects, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions.
Can You Speak Hmong?
By Virginia Kirsch
In this learning activity you'll see and hear basic Hmong phrases.
The PDF File Format
By Dan Seanor
In this animated object, learners examine the PDF (portable document format), which has become the standard file format in the printing industry for the distribution of printable documents.
In this learning object you'll review various types of groups as well as the concepts of rules and norms in groups.
By David Wehmeyer
Students read an explanation of plagiarism. They then read examples of student papers and decide if an original work was plagiarized.
Generating Ideas: Thinking About the Topic
By Deborah Seline
In this learning object you'll practice three techniques for generating ideas.
Creating and Formatting a Memo
In this learning activity you'll explore different reasons to write a memo and how to create it.
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.
Communicating in the Workplace
By Jennifer Heinritz
Compare the behaviors and situations that interfere with effective communication in the workplace with those that enhance listening skills and career performance.
By Mitch Vesaas
The learner will identify the steps for preparing and facilitating a team meeting.