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07 C's of Communication
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Communication is the KEY! It opens Locks that hamper our efforts of succeeding at workplaces or life.The 7Cs are important and one who can understand the role of these credentials can actually win the communication journey.

Subject:
Communication
Career and Technical Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Parveen Sharma
Date Added:
07/24/2019
ABC's in American Sign Language (ASL)
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* This is intended to be used for learners in G1 and up.  This module may fit into a larger course to provide a broader content for the module as it is openly and freely shared.  ASL (American Sign Language) is a visual language. Instead of verbal language, you use your body such as your hands and facial expressions.  You can actually use ASL to communicate whenever you like, use it like your daily conversations.

Subject:
Languages
Communication
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Renee Sakai
Date Added:
03/19/2018
Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition – Open Textbook
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The goal of this accessibility toolkit, 2nd edition, is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.

Subject:
Communication
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
05/22/2019
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Accounting for Sales and Cash Receipts/Customer Service
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Transactions for a merchandising business related to sales and cash receipts will be discussed and practiced. New vocabulary will be reviewed. Customer service scenarios, videos, and role play will also be addressed to go along with this lesson in accounting.

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Business and Communication
Accounting
Communication
Education
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jan Osborn
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Achieving Public Dialogue
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There are a wide range of interactions between 'science' and 'the public'. Examples range from visiting a museum, or indulging in a science-related hobby, to reading a newspaper article about a breakthrough in the techniques of therapeutic cloning. Many of these interactions could be said to be 'passive'. This unit explores the practicalities of the public becoming more 'active' in the direction of science practice by 'two-way' interactions, with dialogue taking place between science and some part of 'the public',

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Affective Computing, Fall 2015
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This course instructs students on how to develop technologies that help people measure and communicate emotion, that respectfully read and that intelligently respond to emotion, and have internal mechanisms inspired by the useful roles emotions play.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rosalind W. Picard
Date Added:
10/06/2016
Affirmative Case Construction -  Policy
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This video covers a basic method of setting up affirmative cases in competitive debates that use policy resolutions. This is a possible format for NPDA, IPDA, APDA, and NFA-LD debate.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Ryan Guy
Date Added:
02/03/2020
Avila OER: Journalism and Mass Communications
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On this webpage you will find OER Journalism and Mass Communications textbooks along with supplemental materials and a few lecture videos.
The purpose of these discipline-specific pages is to display content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive. The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here.

Subject:
Communication
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Avila University
Author:
Larry J. Kramer
Date Added:
04/30/2019
Back to School Speed Dating, Advanced Low, ASL
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In this activity, students will have the opportunity to get to know each other and their lab assistant by sharing summer experiences in a casual setting. Students will share their preferences and express reasons for their preferences as well. Students will also practice describing vacations.

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Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Sarra Foerster
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
12/10/2019
Basic Writing/Public Affairs Writing
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Public affairs writing is the term used for publications written with the need of expressing opinions, ideas or concerns to a targeted audience. It is also used simply as a source of informing. Some common forms of public affairs writing include letters to the newspaper editor, letters to the government official, or e-mails and blogs. The content is written with the goal to inform or persuade the audience.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Blogs
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In this assignment, students create a blog in Wordpress following instructions. Each week, each student will create a blog. Also, each week a couple of student blogs will be demonstrated in class and peer-reviewed using the assessment rubric included. After peer review, the instructor will re-examine the completed peer reviews in an attempt to provide calibration and give additional expert feedback. At this point, the student will receive both peer as well as instructor feedback and have the opportunity to resubmit the work prior to beginning the final project. This provides the opportunity for the student to earn a better grade as well as have a component of the final project prepared.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Bob Casper
Date Added:
05/13/2019
Build Your Own Mac OS X Client Home Server - Open Source Software
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Hello and Welcome to our course! This course is for anyone that wants to learn the fundamentals of having a home server. The course is geared for the Mac OS X Client computer but you probably can use many sections of this course for Windows and Linux. All software mentioned on this course is open source and available both for Windows and Linux.

The complete list of open-source software can be accessed at Internet Society. Please, become a member, connect with me, and access the entire list.
https://bit.ly/2kN44bm

Subject:
Computer Science
Communication
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Eduardo Bonsi
Date Added:
09/19/2019
Business Communication for Success Textbook
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This book, made available by Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), is suited for Business Writing, Business English or Business Research/Report Writing courses. This adaptation has reformatted the original text, and replaced some images and figures to make the resulting whole compatible with accessibility software. The adaptation was also conducted in order to provide a greater level of Canadian context. This adaptation has not significantly altered or updated the original 2010 text.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Date Added:
08/15/2019
Business and Professional Communication
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A study of communication theory as applied to business and organizational environments.Emphasis on development of effective communication skills for professional situations including team building, interviewing, public speaking, and accommodating diverse perspectives. 'Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120.Three hours lecture each week. 

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Samuel Oduyela
Date Added:
06/18/2017
C.A.T.C.H. Annotation = 3-step process to Critical Thinking!
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Students learn how to annotate texts through the process of C.A.T.C.H. Then, they will use their annotations to make meaning by inferring/interpreting and evaluating/making judgments. Through this 10 1/2 minute video instruction and three handouts students will learn and practice an easy to remember 3-step process to critical thinking that will make their learning visible and help them discover how and why they can make meaning out of everything they read, see, and hear. Now they will have ready answers for discussions, questions, essay-writing, and quizzes.

Subject:
Communication
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Laura Harris
Date Added:
11/25/2019
CURSO DE AGENTES MIRINS DISSEMINADORES DA CIDADANIA AMBIENTAL
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Produto Técnico do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Rede Nacional para o Ensino das Ciências Ambientais - Pólo Universidade Federal de Sergipe.

O curso de Agentes Mirins Disseminadores da Cidadania Ambiental é um instrumento para o ensino das ciências ambientais, que versa o envolvimento dos participantes na construção coletiva do processo de ensino-aprendizagem, unindo a teoria-prática acerca dos conhecimentos apreendidos que são pautados nas questões ambientais. O seu desígnio principal é fomentar a sensibilização dos sujeitos para a participação no contexto da sociedade, questionando atitudes, valores, além de propor novas práticas acerca da problemática ambiental.
Trata-se de instrumento educacional para o estimulo a reflexão crítica, bem como, fomentar nos sujeitos a atuação participante e protagonista das problemáticas que englobem ilimitadas realidades. Assim sendo, o público alvo abarca os estudantes e os membros da comunidade ribeirinha, compreendendo que os conteúdos trabalhados podem ser adaptados e desenvolvidos dentro de infinitas realidades de interesse local e global.
Nesse sentido, vislumbramos que os sujeitos ao participarem da construção do vídeo documentário e assistirem ao seu produto final – o vídeo documentário, cuja dedicação em pensar e articular cada etapa, fomente reflexões acerca do que foi trabalhado durante todo processo de construção, sendo assim, capazes de disseminar de forma potente a mensagem de sensibilização das problemáticas socioambientais que precisão ser sanadas no lugar onde vivem. Versará também, provocar impacto visual e emocional nos participantes, pois, na atualidade é comum, os meios de comunicação e as escolas na divulgação e nas análises dos problemas tragam diversas realidades em escalas distantes das vivenciadas no espaço social dos sujeitos, porém assistir a sua realidade fará com que os envolvidos se sintam parte do problema, e posteriormente partir em busca por soluções para sanar as problemáticas encontradas, aproximando aquele que fala daquele que assiste.

Vídeo Documentário construído durante o curso de Agentes Mirins Disseminadores da Cidadania Ambiental por alunos e alunas da Escola Municipal Barquinho Amarelo, localizada no povoado São Braz, Nossa Senhora do Socorro, Sergipe.

Duração: 08min30seg
Roteiro e Filmagem: Alunos e Alunas do 5º ano do ensino fundamental, 2017
Edição e Narração: Laysa da Hora Santos
Apoio Técnico: Thais Moura dos Santos e Jacqueline Bispo Santana
Ilustrações: Emanuella Santos de Carvalho

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Educational Technology
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Dra. Rosana Santos de Oliveira Batista
Laysa da Hora Santos
Date Added:
10/23/2018
Cartography and Visualization
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Maps capture the power of place. A well-designed map can stoke our imagination, helping us to understand how a place looks or feels. Maps serve two roles. First, maps facilitate visual communication where knowns are presented to map readers. Second, maps permit visual thinking where insights into patterns and trends in spatial data are explored. In GEOG 486, Cartography & Visualization, you will learn and apply cartographic theory creating appropriately designed maps. You will learn how to associate the visual variables to symbolize types of spatial data. This process creates an appropriate visual hierarchy that conveys an informational hierarchy about the underlying message. Thus, techniques in map design will be applied to produce, evaluate, and critique reference and thematic maps.

Subject:
Applied Science
Information Science
Communication
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
Penn State University
Provider Set:
// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Cary Anderson
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Censorship in the Classroom: Understanding Controversial Issues
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Students examine propaganda and media bias, research a variety of banned and challenged books, choose a side of the censorship issue, and support their position through an advertising campaign.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
Collaborative Learning: Getting Everyone in the Game
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The updated AASL Standards Framework for Learners includes the shared foundation of Collaboration. The standard calls for students to engage in cooperative learning in order to grow their own knowledge base. Students may have experienced varying levels of success with group learning experiences. The following lesson provides students an opportunity to improve their group learning skills and gain an understanding of the benefits of collaborative learning. Learning Objectives Students will collaboratively determine what makes a successful collaborative learning experience. Students will identify the major benefits of collaborative learning. Students will identify important components of self-reflection and peer evaluation. Cover image attribution: "Collaboration" by diannehope14 at Pixabay.com

Subject:
Communication
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Cramer
Date Added:
08/13/2018
College Success
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College Success takes a fresh look at what it means, in today’s world, with today’s students, to be successful in college.Although many of the topics included—from study skills to personal health, from test-taking to managing time and money—will look familiar to those who have used student success texts that have been around for many editions, College Success takes a new approach. The focus is on realistic, practical tools for the students who need them. This is a book designed, frankly, for students who may have difficulty with traditional college texts. The style is direct and to the point. Information is presented concisely and as simply as possible. This is not a weighty tome that discusses student success—this is a manual for doing it.College student demographics have changed considerably in recent decades. More than a third of all students enroll not directly from high school but after a delay of some years. More students are working and have families. More students come from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds. More students are the first in their family to attend college. More students have grown up with electronic media and now read and think in ways different from the previous generation. With these and so many other cultural changes, more students are not well prepared for a college education with the study skills and life skills they need to become successful students.For each student to get the most out of College Success and their college experience they must understand who they are as it relates to college. To that end, in every chapter students explore themselves, because success starts with recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses. Students make their own goals based on this self-assessment, determining what success in college really means for them as individuals. Interactive activities then help students learn the choices available to them and the possibilities for improving their skills. Skills are presented in step-by-step processes, tips for success in manageable highlighted displays. Most important, students always see the value of what they are reading—and how they can begin to apply it immediately in their own lives.College Success is intended for use in Freshmen Orientation, Study Skills or Student Success courses. A 2009 study revealed that currently nationwide, 34% of college freshmen do not return to their college for their sophomore year. This book is designed to help change that.

Subject:
Communication
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Bruce Beiderwell
Linda F. Tse
Nicholas B. deKanter
Tom Lochhaas
Date Added:
02/21/2011
Comm 111 Course Outline
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Course outline that adopts the textbook Stand up, Speak out: https://open.lib.umn.edu/publicspeaking/. Spreadsheet tabs include assessments.

Course Description
Introduces speechmaking based primarily on a traditional public speaking approach. Covers classical rhetorical theory and highlights rhetoric's importance to public speaking. Develops theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills. Includes techniques in controlling speech anxiety, how to structure and organize information to present to a variety of audiences, and physical and vocal delivery skills.

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

Use learned public speaking skills in order to present an effective and efficient message.
Use an understanding of the 5 canons of rhetoric to create and present effective speeches.
Provide skills for community leadership through increased practice in organization and presentation of ideas.
Make responsible decisions through the increased ability to critically examine ideas and information.
Use strategies and skills to manage communication anxiety.
Use knowledge of digital presentation tools to create and present effective presentations.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Heather Lubay
Date Added:
03/11/2020
Commercial Solar Electric Systems
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AE 868 examines the theories and design practices of solar electric systems in the context of utility and commercial-scale applications. An important goal of the course is to equip solar professionals with skills to follow the impact of hardware trends in industry on feasibility, design, and the commissioning of such systems. Students will learn how to design solar electric systems as well as the processes required for permitting, construction, and commissioning. Topics include conceptual design of solar electric systems, solar electric technologies, inverter and power management technologies, design theory and economic analysis tools, system design processes for grid-tied and off-grid systems, integration of energy storage and demand response systems, construction project management, permitting, safety and commissioning, system monitoring, and maintenance.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Communication
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
Penn State University
Provider Set:
// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Mohamed Amer Chaaban
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Commonly Confused Words
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A listing of commonly confused words in the English language. Created by Professor Eileen Cusick for OIT-110, Communications and Editing, at Springfield Technical Community College.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Eileen Cusick
Date Added:
04/25/2019
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Communicating in A Big Way - Digital Design Using Wide Format Printing
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Communication is key in our daily lives. We need to have access to what is on our calendar – the school calendar. And yes, it’s great to have it electronically, but when there is a large group of people checking dates for an event it’s nice to have a large format for at-a-glance information. In this lesson, students will learn to create a large format 18” x 24” calendar file that could be printed and posted in a classroom to use for reference to upcoming events for the month. In our small community it has also become a public relations tool for our school and several are posted in businesses throughout our school district. Using the picture file format of the design, the calendar is also shared electronically each month for smaller print format in the community newsletter and online access.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Graphic Design
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lisa Fox
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Communication Skills
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The purpose of this module is to provide you with guidance and practice on how to enhance your business communication skills and team building. This will enable you to become good communicators in business organizations you wish to work for.

Communication Skills and team building has been designed to enable you cope with those business demands that each course and call in the business world demands. The unit contains various documents required in a business set up. How to prepare the documents, make effective presentations and generally how to become an efficient manager, supervisor, team player etc.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Phyllis Bartoo
Date Added:
01/10/2018
Communication Systems Engineering, Spring 2009
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" This course will cover fundamentals of digital communications and networking. We will study the basics of information theory, sampling and quantization, coding, modulation, signal detection and system performance in the presence of noise. The study of data networking will include multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. The concepts taught in class will be discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications, and deep space communications."

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Modiano, Eytan
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Communication Theory
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This book is an introduction to communication theory — the theory of how humans share, encode, and decode what they know, what they need, and what they expect from each other.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
07/27/2016
Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies
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Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action. A key feature of this book is the integration of content regarding diversity and organizational communication in each chapter through examples and/or discrete sub-sections. Discussions of diversity are not relegated to feature boxes. Also integrated into the content are examples that are inclusive in terms of race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, marital status, religion, and other diverse identity characteristics.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Communications/Editing
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This course is a continuation of Communications/Editing 1 (OIT-110). Continued emphasis will be on preparing professionally written business documents for a variety of purposes using current technology. Students will also acquire project management skills and experience. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite for this course is completion of OIT-110 with a grade of C or better.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Springfield Technical Community College
Author:
Eileen Cusick
Date Added:
05/15/2019
Communications and Editing 1
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Syllabus and materials for the first half of a course that prepares students to produce professional written business communications. In addition to improving information literacy, computer literacy, and English grammar skills, students will improve abilities that are essential in the workplace. Includes links to OER readings, videos, and activities.

Subject:
Communication
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Author:
STCC Library
Date Added:
10/10/2019
Communications and Editing 2
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Syllabus and materials for the second half of a course that prepares students to produce professional written business communications. In addition to preparing professionally written business documents for a variety of purposes using current technology, students will acquire project management skills and experience. Includes links to OER readings, videos, and activities.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Author:
STCC Library
Date Added:
10/17/2019