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The Effect Of Computer-Generated Instructional Feedback And Videotape On The Speaking Performance Of College Students In Basic Speech Course, Bruce W. Russell Jan 1993

The Effect Of Computer-Generated Instructional Feedback And Videotape On The Speaking Performance Of College Students In Basic Speech Course, Bruce W. Russell

Basic Communication Course Annual

1992 Award Winning Paper in Basic Course Pedagogy

This study examines the effect of computer-generated feedback and videotapes speech performances on the speech skill improvement of college students. Subjects are evaluated on "total" speech performance and on: (1) organization; (2) development; (3) style; (4) vocal quality; and (5) gestural quality.

Results indicate: (1) computer-generated feedback appear to be as effective as handwritten feedback; (2) providing instructor feedback before self-analysis of videotaped performances; and (3) providing computer-generated feedback appears to improve subjects' delivery speech skill performance.



Are You A Real Teacher? Student Perceptions Of The Graduate Student As Instructor Of The Basic Communication Course, Lynda R. Willer Jan 1993

Are You A Real Teacher? Student Perceptions Of The Graduate Student As Instructor Of The Basic Communication Course, Lynda R. Willer

Basic Communication Course Annual

This essay explores students perceptions of grad of the basic communication course. The primary purpose of this research was to identify and examine items of teacher effectiveness applied to graduate student instructors. Results suggest graduate student instructors are positively perceived on items evaluating teacher effectiveness of the graduate student instructors. A factor analysis suggests the emergence of two factors which relate to the task and interpersonal dimensions of teacher effectiveness. An alpha level of .88 established the reliability of the eight items which addressed these two dimensions as a measure of the perceived effectiveness of the graduate student as instructor ...


Student Perceptions Of Teaching Assistants (Tas), Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss, Donn S. Fink Jan 1993

Student Perceptions Of Teaching Assistants (Tas), Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss, Donn S. Fink

Basic Communication Course Annual

TAs perform a variety of teaching tasks in basic communication courses, but little empirical data exists to document the effectiveness of TA teaching ability or provide insight into how basic course directors and others involved in TA training might enhance their ability. The two studies presented herein provide descriptions of undergraduate students' perceptions of TAs as instructors. Results suggest that professionalism and communication skills are perceptions. Suggestions are provided for how to focus TA training on those critical variables.


Experiential Learning As An Adjunct To The Basic Course: Student Responses To A Pedagogical Model, Judith A. Rolls Jan 1993

Experiential Learning As An Adjunct To The Basic Course: Student Responses To A Pedagogical Model, Judith A. Rolls

Basic Communication Course Annual

An experiential learning model requiring regular weekly attendance at a communication lab, videotaped classroom presentations, and journal submissions as adjunctive course requirements is described as assessed. A content analysis of lab evaluation forms and journal entries clearly shows that the model works. Students report they enjoy the experience, improve their interpersonal skills, become more sensitive communicators, experience personal growth, and feel they are more successful in classroom presentations as a results of the lab experience.


The Status Of The Introductory And Advanced Interpersonal Communication Courses At U.S. Colleges And Universities: A National Survey, Rod Troester, Drew Mcgukin Jan 1993

The Status Of The Introductory And Advanced Interpersonal Communication Courses At U.S. Colleges And Universities: A National Survey, Rod Troester, Drew Mcgukin

Basic Communication Course Annual

Interpersonal communication has become a significant area of instruction and research. This national survey clarifies the status of the introductory and advanced courses a U.S. colleges and universities by examining materials employed, and course texts and contents. Results are presented for each course and are compared to an earlier study of interpersonal communication courses by Berryman and Weaver (1970).


Call For Papers Jan 1993

Call For Papers

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 5 Jan 1993

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 5

Basic Communication Course Annual

Full issue (279 pages, 12.582 MB)


Good Grief! Coping With Death And Dying In A Hospice Situation, Pegg Warnick Jan 1993

Good Grief! Coping With Death And Dying In A Hospice Situation, Pegg Warnick

Masters Theses

The purpose of this qualitative study is to discover and examine the coping strategies concerning death and dying from the perspectives of hospice patients and hospice volunteers. A review of applicable literature, informal but structured interviews and participant observation are procedures for the study. The focus of the study lies in three areas: what are the internal attributes used to cope?; what are the external support systems used to cope? and, what are the adjustments in personal goals? Research for this study was patterned after Hegge's study (1991) who surveyed the coping strategies of the recently widowed elderly. The ...


Editorial Board Jan 1993

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Editor's Page, Lawrence W. Hugenberg Jan 1993

Editor's Page, Lawrence W. Hugenberg

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Contents Jan 1993

Contents

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Teaching Ethics In Introductory Public Speaking: Review And Proposal, Jon A. Hess Jan 1993

Teaching Ethics In Introductory Public Speaking: Review And Proposal, Jon A. Hess

Basic Communication Course Annual

Ethics are not heavily emphasized in either public speaking textbooks or classroom lectures. This de-emphasis of public speaking ethics is unfortunate. Educators should take responsibility for making sure that students are familiar with ethical issues and that they know that unethical public communication is not acceptable. Since public speaking textbooks do not provide much explicit guidance for ethical decision making, supplementary material is provided in this article. Four ethical principles are provided to help students understand the nature of communication ethics, a sample class lecture is outlined, and teaching ideas are included.


Teaching Thinking In The Basic Course, Melissa L. Beall Jan 1993

Teaching Thinking In The Basic Course, Melissa L. Beall

Basic Communication Course Annual

More "critical thinking" and "greater transfer" seem to be the rallying cries of educational reformers. Few in the field of communication would dispute the need for critical thinking. The argument, instead, maybe whether we concentrate on logic and/or argumentation as the basis for teaching critical thinking, or choose to look at higher order thinking skills and practical application. This paper provides practical application for teaching thinking in the basic course.


Title Page Jan 1993

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


An Esl Oral Communication Lesson: One Teacher's Techniques And Principles, John M. Murphy Jan 1993

An Esl Oral Communication Lesson: One Teacher's Techniques And Principles, John M. Murphy

Basic Communication Course Annual

This article presents a set of techniques and principles for teaching English as a second language (ESL) oral communication that is designed to prepare ESL students as successful participants in the introductory courses in communication. The discussion is divided into two major sections: a detailed description of an authentic classroom lesson and a concise listing of thirty techniques and principles derived from the lesson.

It is widely acknowledged that ESL speakers sometimes experience debilitating degrees of anxiety/apprehension during oral communication lessons which may results in resistance to traditional methods of instruction. Aiming to address this concern, the article presents ...


Adopting A Transformational Approach To Basic Course Leadership, Dawn R. Weber, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss, Pamela L. Gray Jan 1993

Adopting A Transformational Approach To Basic Course Leadership, Dawn R. Weber, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss, Pamela L. Gray

Basic Communication Course Annual

Transformational leadership focuses on communication aspects of leadership and vision, two concepts fundamental to the study of leadership in organizations. Basic courses function as subsystems within institutional organizations, making them appropriate contexts for application of organizational leadership theory. This paper presents strategies for using organizational theory to improve basic course leadership.


The Impact Of Perceived Research And Teaching Competence On The Credibility Of A Basic Course Director: A Case Study, Pamela L. Gray, Martin G. Murray, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss Jan 1993

The Impact Of Perceived Research And Teaching Competence On The Credibility Of A Basic Course Director: A Case Study, Pamela L. Gray, Martin G. Murray, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss

Basic Communication Course Annual

1992 Award Winning Paper in Basic Course Research

This case study provides an initial inquiry into graduate teaching assistants' (GTA) perceived credibility of a basic course director (BCD), specifically isolating their perception of the teaching and research competence of the BCD. The results indicate that the perceived credibility may be tied to both teaching and research competence, appears to be extremely important to the GTAs, and implies that low credibility would have many unpleasant effects on the staff, their teaching and the graduate program as a whole. This case study points to the need for more research to identify variables ...


Communication Competence: A Commentary, Lawrence W. Hugenberg, Donald D. Yoder Jan 1993

Communication Competence: A Commentary, Lawrence W. Hugenberg, Donald D. Yoder

Basic Communication Course Annual

There have been many attempts to identify "communication competence" by communication scholars. Many attempts in determining definitions have focused on action definitions (speaker-defined competence) and reaction definitions (listener defined competence). In agreeing that communication is transactional, communication competence should be held to the same standard. Communication competence must be viewed as a joint effort by all participants in a situation; not as solely dependent on the communicator or the listener).

Public speaking evaluation forms attempt to measure communication competence of the speaker only. A recent attempt is The Competent Speaker Speech Evaluation Form (1992). This form identifies 8 competencies for ...


Author Information Jan 1993

Author Information

Basic Communication Course Annual

Biographical information about the authors who contributed to this volume


Social Accountability In Communication, Richard Buttny Dec 1992

Social Accountability In Communication, Richard Buttny

Richard Buttny

(Winner of the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Language & Social Interaction Division of the National Communication Association, 2007)