Effective Communication

Africana Studies Interactive Communication
inventive thinking thumbnail Students participated in Blackboard reflective discussions throughout the completion of their projects. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Chicano/a Studies Interactive Communication, Teaming and Collaboration
effective communication thumbnail First-year students developed the confidence to constructively critique their peers. Through Blackboard discussion boards and formal critiques, students worked together to improve public speaking skills.
Communication Interactive Communication
effective communication thumbnail A Facebook Group site provides a supplement to the course BlackBoard site. It's designed for students to share notes and study guides as well as tips on test-taking and giving presentations. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Computer Science Teaming and Collaboration
effective communication thumbnail Students worked in teams to create their games. They updated the class of their progress during game development by making in-class and online presentations.
English and Comparative Literature Interactive Communication
effective communication thumb Students appropriated PowerPoint as a multimedia studio for their projects. "Powerpoint is an excellent medium for communication. It allows students to focus and distill their readings of literature coherently for an audience." - Laurel Amtower
Geology Interactive Communication
blogger thumb Diverse students gained a better understanding of course content and related the subject to current events via the course blog.
History Teaming and Collaboration
effective communication thumbnail Students contributed to high-stakes historical discourse, getting a real sense of what historiography is by participating in the construction of it, and sharing the process of that discourse with peers. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Recreation and Tourism Management Teaming and Collaboration
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The WebQuest often required group work, including online discussions and information sharing in Blackboard. Groups presented their findings in a PowerPoint presentation to peers. Presentations were position statements and persuasive, so students took a real-world perspective, which might shape their future work in the field.

Rhetoric and Writing Studies Personal, Social and Civic Responsibility
effective communication thumb Students took ownership of an issue that they were passionate about and persuaded others to care about the topic.
Physics Personal, Social and Civic Responsibility
inventive thinking thumbnail Students learned about the real-world effects of energy consumption. They were encouraged to translate this knowledge into their own life by changing the way they think about and consume energy. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Psychology Interactive Communication
Effective Communication Thumb A text chat imbedded in the Horizon Wimba interface allows students to interact with one another and the instructor. Compared to a large lecture hall, more students can offer comments and answer questions. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
 

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