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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',

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Communication
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
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.

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Communication
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rosalind W. Picard
A Beginners Guide to Second Life
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Textbook for a Summer School Course about Virtual Worlds at UOC Barcelona.The textbook offers a glimpse into virtual worlds in general and Second Life in particular. Titled “Mundos virtuales. Un paseo por Second Life” (“Virtual worlds. A stroll in Second Life”), the course (and book) covers a range of topics ranging from basic movement and building techniques to some theories on virtual identities.

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Arts and Humanities
Communication
Marketing
Economics
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Peter Bihr, Thomas Praus, Max Senges
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. 

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Communication
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Module
Author:
Samuel Oduyela
Career Gates: Leadership
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Career Gates: Leadership that includes a variety of professionals that give their advice on how to be a leader in society and within your career. Included are a gymnastics instructor, a Congressman, and a bank chairman that emphasize enthusiasm, knowledge, optimism, integrity, and a great work ethic as vital components to career success.

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Communication
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Lecture
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PBS
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WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
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.

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Arts and Humanities
Communication
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Unit of Study
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
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.

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Communication
Education
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Textbook
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University of Minnesota
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Open Textbook Library
Author:
Bruce Beiderwell
Linda F. Tse
Nicholas B. deKanter
Tom Lochhaas
Communication Skills for Personal and Professional Development: The Seven Challenges Approach
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The Seven Challenges course workbook introduces students to some of the most important processes in interpersonal communication, supported by readings, references and exercises.

This is definitely a learn-how-to-do-it course, with the supporting materials arranged to facilitate behavior change and skill acquisition. Processes covered include listening, negotiating the shape of conversations (metacommunication), self-expression, translating complaints into requests, asking questions more open-endedly and creatively, expressing appreciation, and adopting the attitude and practice of continuous learning (embracing each conversation as an opportunity to further develop one's communication skills).

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Business and Communication
Communication
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Full Course
Reading
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Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Dennis Rivers
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."

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Communication
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Modiano, Eytan
Communication Systems Projects with LabVIEW
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Communication Systems Projects with LabVIEW features ten project activities in digital communication systems based on the LabVIEW graphical dataflow programming platform. Each project includes introductory material in the form of text and narrated screencast videos, specifications for low-level subVI building blocks, and step-by-step instructions to assemble application VIs to implement a variety of simulations, visualizations, and working transmitters and receivers. This textbook organizes the projects into related topics, including: (1) Simulation and Visualization of Fundamental Concepts, (2) Channel Coding and Error Control, (3) FSK Demodulation (Caller ID), and (4) Bandpass Communications over the Speaker-Air-Microphone Channel.

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Communication
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Textbook
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Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Ed Doering
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.

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Communication
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Textbook
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Wikibooks
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:
Open Textbook Library
Comparative Media Systems
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In this course, we will explore the ways stakeholders influence the media environment we live in today. We will critically examine the ways new media technology allows the general population to access and actively contribute to social media content. This course will also develop a working knowledge of how media are operated and regulated under varied political and economic influences.

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Arts and Humanities
Communication
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Full Course
Homework/Assignment
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The Saylor Foundation
Conversations intentions: Negotiating to have the conversations you want
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CHALLENGE TWO: In order to help your conversation partners cooperate with you and to reduce possible misunderstandings, start important conversations by inviting your conversation partner to join you in the SPECIFIC KIND of conversation you want to have. you can use one of 30 basic conversational invitations (explored) such as, "Right now I would like to take a few minutes and ask you about... [subject]." The more the conversation is going to mean to you, the more important it is for your conversation partner to understand the big picture. If you need to have a long, complex, or emotion-laden conversation with someone, it will make a big difference if you briefly explain your conversational intention first and then invite the consent of your intended conversation partner.

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Communication
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Reading
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Provider:
Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Dennis Rivers
Corporate Communication (Business 210)
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The introduction of Business Communication for Success, the textbook used throughout this course, notes that Ň[E]ffective communication takes preparation, practice, and persistence. There are many ways to learn communication skills; the school of experience, or Ôhard knocks,Ő is one of them. But in the business environment, a ÔknockŐ (or lesson learned) may come at the expense of your credibility through a blown presentation to a client.Ó Effective communication skills are a prerequisite for succeeding in business. Communication tools and activities connect people within and beyond the organization in order to establish the businessŐs place in the corporate community and the social community, and as a result, that communication needs to be consistent, effective, and customized for the business to prosper. Business Communication for Success provides theories and practical information that represent the heart of this course, while additional resources are included to expand or pose alternatives to the approaches chosen in the textbook. You will receive maximum benefits from this course if you complete the readings first and then use the additional resources to fill in the blanks and/or reconsider the topics in the textbook.

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Communication
Management
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The Saylor Foundation
Crisis Communication
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Crisis communication is one of the many specialized areas or functions of public relations. This course will specifically focus on the use of crisis communication to protect and defend a company or organization facing a problem or challenge that threatens to harm its brand or reputation. As a sudden and unexpected serious event, a crisis can fall into four categories: acts of God, mechanical problems, human error, and management decision or indecision. You may recall examples of crisis in news media coverage of killer earthquakes and tsunamis, grounded airplanes, stranded cruise ship passengers, and senior government officials or CEOs who are fired or asked to resign following adulterous affairs. If you want to learn to become a professional public relations specialist, it is important to have a basic understanding of the important role public relations has in helping guide a company or organization through a crisis or serious event.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Academy Professional Development