This activity is cognitive. Learners will actively listen to a story activated by the computer. Then learners will take a quiz on their comprehension. Lastly, learners will compare their chosen answers against the answer key to determine how well they really did "actively" listen. (Credit given to Tom E. Wirkus, University Of Wisconsin-LaCrosse for this activity.)
Learners examine strategies for evaluating new ideas and accepting change. They consider a list of various reactions to change and a list of actions that enhance teamwork, and check those statements that apply to themselves.
Learners read a list of issues to be considered when traveling internationally, such as the beliefs, communication styles, gift-giving customs, and entertainment preferences of people in various cultures.
Goal Setting: Business, Personal, and Family Goals
In the first section of this activity, learners listen to an introduction explaining the importance of setting goals in all aspects of life. The remaining pages list examples of goals and procedures relating to a farming operation.
The student sees a list of 30 of the most often misspelled words used in business. In one exercise, the student listens to each word and then keys in the spelling of that word. In the next exercise, the student matches synonyms.
Learners listen to an explanation of how to perform an inventory of a farm business. They then list their hard assets and human resources by completing worksheets that they save to their personal computers.
Learners examine pictorial drawings used in engineering including sectioned and exploded drawings. A sketching quiz is provided to help the learner create simple pictorial sketches by using orthographic views and an isometric template.