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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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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rosalind W. Picard
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Arguing Using Critical Thinking
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For the communications course Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate.

There is a quote that has been passed down many years and is most recently accounted to P.T. Barnum, “There is a sucker born every minute.” Are you that sucker? If you were, would you like to be “reborn?” The goal of this book is to help you through that “birthing” process. Critical thinking and standing up for your ideas and making decisions are important in both your personal and professional life. How good are we at making the decision to marry? According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is one divorce in America every 36 seconds. That is nearly 2,400 every day. And professionally, the Wall Street Journal predicts the average person will have 7 careers in their lifetime. Critical thinking skills are crucial.

Critical thinking is a series learned skills. In each chapter of this book you will find a variety of skills that will help you improve your thinking and argumentative ability. As you improve, you will grow into a more confident person being more in charge of your world and the decisions you make.

Word version: https://asccc-oeri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arguing-Using-Critical-Thinking-Word.docx

PDF: https://asccc-oeri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arguing-Using-Critical-Thinking-PDF.pdf

Table of Contents
1: Standing Up For Your Point Of View
2: Communicating An Argument
3: Clash
4: Claims
5: Building Your Case With Issues, Analysis And Contentions
6: Evidence
7: Reasoning
8: Validity Or Truth
9: Changing Beliefs, Attitudes and Behavior
10: Decision Making - Judging an Argument
11: Discovering, Examining and Improving Our Reality
12: The Foundations of Critical Thinking

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Communication
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Author:
Jim Marteney
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Business Communication for Success - GVSU Edition
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About the GVSU Edition

This text is an adaption of Business Communication for Success, an open textbook produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing in 2015.

Chapters 9, 18, and 20 of Business Communication for Success: GVSU Edition were revised and rewritten by student authors in 2017, as part of a course in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University. All other chapters retain the content and formatting of previous editions.

Note about the 2015 edition:

The edition produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing was itself adapted from a work distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who requested that they and the original author not receive attribution.

This adaptation reformatted the original text, and replaced some images and figures to make the resulting whole more shareable. The 2015 adaptation did not significantly alter or update the original 2010 text.

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Business and Communication
Communication
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Author:
Adam Krusniak
Anessa Fehsenfeld
Jennifer Eckert
Julian Toscano
Mark Schaub
Rachel Jean Norman
Rhonda Hoffman
Tami Mccoy
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07/02/2019
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Business Communication for Success PEER REVIEW
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This is a review of Business Communication for Success: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/basics-of-written-business-communication completed by David Stamps, Louisiana State University. 

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Business and Communication
Communication
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Textbook
Author:
David Stamps
Date Added:
04/25/2020
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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University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Bruce Beiderwell
Linda F. Tse
Nicholas B. deKanter
Tom Lochhaas
Date Added:
04/24/2019
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.

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Architecture and Design
Engineering
Communication
Atmospheric Science
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Full Course
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Penn State University
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Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Mohamed Amer Chaaban
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Communication 101 Textbook
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Verbal Communication
Chapter 3 Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 4 Listening
Chapter 5 Culture & Communication
Chapter 6 Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 7 Small Group Communication
Chapter 8 Organizational Communication
Chapter 9 Public Speaking

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Communication
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Author:
Tresha Dutton
Whatcom Community College
Date Added:
07/06/2021
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:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. 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.

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Communication
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Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/26/2019
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
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Communication in the Real World: Introduction to Communication Studies Review
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This is a review of Communication In The Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/communication-in-the-real-world-an-introduction-to-communication-studies (also found at https://open.lib.umn.edu/communication/) completed by Dr. Danielle Vignes , Associate Professor, Baton Rouge Community College, on April 6, 2020.

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Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Danielle Vignes
Date Added:
04/06/2020
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Communication in the Real World Textbook Review Rubric
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This is a review of the Communication in the Real World  https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/communication-in-the-real-world-an-introduction-to-communication-studies completed by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern University at New Orleans 

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Douglas Marshall
Date Added:
07/16/2020
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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Activity/Lab
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Reading
Syllabus
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
09/07/2018
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.

Subject:
Communication
Management
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Full Course
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
10/22/2018
Creating Cultural Competence
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This book was written to provide an introduction to cultural competence. The book is broken into video chapters that focus on the five developmental orientations of cultural competence, based on the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The videos utilize voices of how students define and create cultural competence in their communities. These videos are appropriate for high school and college campus initiatives and classes, organization, and community trainings.

VIDEO 1: What is Cultural Competence?
VIDEO 2: Cultural Competence in Denial and Polarization
VIDEO 3: Cultural Competence in Minimization
VIDEO 4: Cultural Competence in Acceptance and Adaptation
VIDEO 5: Becoming Culturally Competent

Subject:
Communication
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Activity/Lab
Module
Author:
Jacquelyn Wiersma-Mosley
Margaret Miller Butcher
Date Added:
10/25/2021
Creating Intercultural Communication Competence
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Examines intercultural communication, including cultural patterns, verbal and nonverbal communication codes and their practical application in today's diverse society.

Chapter 1 - Foundations of Culture
Chapter 2 - Understanding Cultural Identity
Chapter 3 - Social Construction of Cultural Identity
Chapter 4 - Cultural Biases
Chapter 5 - Taxonomies of Cultural Patterns
Chapter 6 - Understanding Intercultural Communication
Chapter 7 - Intercultural Communication Competence
Chapter 8 - Striving for Engaged and Effective Intercultural Communication

Subject:
Communication
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Textbook
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College of the Canyons
Author:
Tammera Stokes Rice
Date Added:
04/30/2020
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
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Energy in a Changing World
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What is energy? It's the hot in heat, the glow in light, the push in wind, the pound in water, the sound of thunder and the crack of lightening. It is the pull that keeps us (and everything else!) from simply flying apart, and the promise of an oak deep in an acorn. It is all the same, and it is all different. Sunshine and waterfalls won't start your car, and wind won't run the dishwasher. But, if we match the form and timing of the energy with your needs, all of these things could be true. Energy in a Changing World is about the full arc of energy transformation, delivery, use, economics and environmental impact, especially climate change.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Vera Cole
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Exploring Communication in the Real World : An Introduction to Speech Communication
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I. Chapter 1: Introduction to Communication Studies
1. Communication: History and Forms
2. The Communication Process
3. Communication Competence

II. Chapter 2: Communication and Perception
4. Perception Process
5. Perceiving Others
6. Communication Principles
7. Perceiving and Presenting Self
8. Improving Perception

III. Chapter 3: Verbal Communication
9. Functions of Language
10. Using Words Effectively and Affectively
11. Language, Society, and Culture
12. Developing Your Ability to Use Effective Language in Public Speaking

IV. Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication
13. Principles and Functions of Nonverbal Communication
14. Types of Nonverbal Communication
15. Nonverbal Communication Competence
16. Nonverbal Communication in Context
17. The Importance of Practicing Delivery

V. Chapter 5: Listening
18. Understanding How and Why We Listen
19. Improving Listening Competence
20. Listenable Messages and Effective Feedback
21. Listening in Public Speaking Settings
22. Value of Public Speaking in Your Life

VI. Chapter 6: Culture and Communication
23. Foundations of Culture and Identity
24. Exploring Specific Cultural Identities
25. Intercultural Communication
26. Intercultural Communication Competence

VII. Chapter 7: Interpersonal Communication Processes
27. Principles of Interpersonal Communication
28. Conflict and Interpersonal Communication
29. Emotions and Interpersonal Communication
30. Self-Disclosure and Interpersonal Communication

VIII. Chapter 8: Communication in Relationships
31. Foundations of Relationships
32. Communication and Friends
33. Communication and Families
34. Romantic Relationships
35. Relationships at Work
36. The Dark Side of Relationships

IX. Chapter 9: Small Group Communication
37. Understanding Small Groups
38. Small Group Development
39. Small Group Dynamics
40. Group Member Roles
41. Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups
42. Leadership and Small Group Communication

X. Chapter 10: The Basics of Public Speaking
43. What is Public Speaking?
44. Anxiety and Public Speaking
45. Understanding the Process of Public Speaking
46. Getting Started in Public Speaking

XI. Chapter 11: Audience Analysis
47. The Importance of Audience Analysis
48. Demographic Characteristics
49. Psychographic Characteristics
50. Contextual Factors of Audience Analysis

XII. Chapter 12: Developing Topics for Your Speech
51. Getting Started with Your Topic and Purpose
52. Formulating a Specific Purpose Statement
53. Formulating a Central Idea Statement
54. Problems to Avoid with Specific Purpose and Central Idea Statements

XIII. Chapter 13: Researching Your Speeches
55. Primary and Secondary Research
56. Research on the Internet
57. Conducting Your Own Research
58. Accessing Information Through a Library

XIV. Chapter 14: Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
59. Why We Need Organization in Speeches
60. Patterns of Organization
61. Connective Statements
62. Outlining

XV. Chapter 15: Supporting Your Speech Ideas
63. Why Supporting Materials are Needed
64. Types of Supporting Materials
65. Attention Factors and Supporting Material

XVI. Chapter 16: Introductions and Conclusions
66. General Guidelines for Introductions and Conclusions
67. Structuring the Introduction and Examples
68. Structuring the Conclusion and Examples

XVII. Chapter 17: Presentation Aids in Speaking
69. What Are Presentation Aids?
70. Functions of Presentation Aids
71. Types of Presentation Aids
72. Using Presentation Slides
73. Low-Tech Presentation Aids

XVIII. Chapter 18: Informative Speaking
74. What is an Informative Speech?
75. Types of Informative Speeches
76. Guidelines for Selecting an Informative Speech Topic
77. Guidelines for Preparing an Informative Speech

XIX. Chapter 19: Persuasive Speaking
78. Why Persuade?
79. A Definition of Persuasion
80. Why is Persuasion Hard?
81. Traditional Views of Persuasion
82. Constructing a Persuasive Speech

XX. Chapter 20: Logical Reasoning
83. Inductive Reasoning
84. Deductive Reasoning
85. Logical Fallacies

XXI. Chapter 21: Special Occasion Speaking
86. Understanding Special Occasion Speeches
87. Types of Special Occasion Speeches
88. Special Occasion Preparation

Appendix A: Cultural Diversity in Public Speaking
Appendix B: Succeeding as a College Student
Appendix C: Public Speaking Online
Appendix D: Humor Appendix (is that anything like the funny bone?)
Appendix E: APA Citation
Appendix G: References

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Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Chris Miller
Mia Poston
Date Added:
05/11/2021
Exploring Intercultural Communication
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Intercultural communication is the study and practice of communication across cultural contexts. It applies equally to domestic cultural differences such as ethnicity and gender and to international differences such as those associated with nationality or world region. Intercultural communication focuses on the recognition and respect of cultural differences, seeks the goal of mutual adaptation, and supports the development of intercultural sensitivity.

1: What is Intercultural Communication
1.1: Broadening our Horizons
1.2: Culture- Central to our Lives
1.3: Communication- A Human Necessity
1.4: Intercultural Communication as an Academic Discipline

2: Cultural Essentials and the Roots of Culture
2.1: A Values Analysis Approach to Intercultural Communication
2.2: A Dialectical Approach to Intercultural Communication

3: Identity and Intercultural Communication
3.1: Foundations of Culture and Identity
3.2: Exploring Specific Cultural Identities
3.3: Identity and Migration

4: Verbal Processes in Intercultural Communication
4.1: Language and Culture
4.2: Moving Between Languages
4.3: Variations in Communication Styles

5: Nonverbal Processes in Intercultural Communication
5.1: Principles of Nonverbal Communication
5.2: Types of Nonverbal Communication
5.3: Time and Space
5.4: Nonverbal Communication Challenges

6: Culture Shock
6.1: Introduction to Culture Shock
6.2: Managing Culture Shock

7: Barriers to Intercultural Communication
7.1: Ethnocentrism and Stereotypes
7.2: Prejudice and Discrimination
7.3: Racism and Privilege

8: Intercultural Conflict
8.1: Characteristics of Intercultural Conflict
8.2: Intercultural Conflict Management

9: Intercultural Relationships
9.1: Intercultural Friendships
9.2: Intercultural Romantic Relationships

10: Intercultural Communication Competence
10.1: Intercultural Communication Competence

11: Index
Index
References

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Tim Grothe
Date Added:
09/28/2020
Exploring Public Speaking: 3rd Edition
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Instructors: The Third Edition includes a set of test banks which are not available to the public. For access to these resources, please contact Dr. Barbara Tucker at btucker@daltonstate.edu.

Exploring Public Speaking: The Free College Public Speaking Textbook began as the brainchild of Dr. Kris Barton, Chair of the Department of Communication at Dalton State College. It also was made possible through a generous Textbook Transformation Grant in 2015 from Affordable Learning Georgia, a highly successful program of the University System of Georgia. Dr. Barton asked me to help him author/compile the text.

The goal was to provide a high-quality, usable, accessible, and low-cost textbook for the hundreds of students who take COMM 1110 at Dalton State College every year. This course is required of all degree-seeking students. We have been able to save students hundreds of thousands of dollars already with this text. Unexpectedly and happily, the text has also been downloaded close to 14,000 times (as of August 2018) all over the world and has been adopted at many other institutions.

Dr. Barton and I worked on creating the textbook from July 2015 until May 2016, with the goal of going live with the text in Summer of 2016. Tragically Dr. Barton passed away in early May, a reality that still does not seem real. He has been greatly missed as a friend, colleague, father, scholar, teacher, and mentor.

The launch of the book proceeded; however, due to the loss of Dr. Barton, the ancillaries were not finished. In Summer 2017 I took on a significant revision and updating which I named the Second Edition. I included in that edition information on college student success in the appendices. In January 2018, a colleague, Matthew LeHew, and I won a grant from the University System to create the ancillaries and improve the format for more accessibility. I decided to remove the “Dalton State” from the title and most examples for wider appeal. An appendix on library research retains the information for specific use of Roberts Library on our campus.

Over 90% of the book is original with Dr. Barton, me, or other colleagues at Dalton State College. Some parts, specifically from Chapters 9, 10, and 15, are adapted from another open resource public speaking text whose author prefers not to be cited.

This Third Edition, along with including necessary updates and being formatted with different software, includes four more appendices: one on online speaking, one on APA, one on humor and storytelling in public speaking, and one on Dalton State’s Library. I have also tried to clarify concepts, to provide “case studies” to show the rhetorical process, and include more outlines and examples.

We think this book is especially useful in coverage of PowerPoint, audience responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Three ancillaries are available: electronic “flash cards” for study, Powerpoints on the 15 main chapters, and test banks for the 15 main chapters.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/exploring-public-speaking-2nd-revision

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Barbara Tucker
Kristin Barton
Date Added:
09/22/2016
Exploring Public Speaking, 4th Edition
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Exploring Public Speaking is a usable, zero-cost textbook for basic public speaking courses or courses that include basic public speaking skills as one of their primary learning outcomes. The free, open nature of the text means that instructors are able to use all or part of it, and add their own materials.

Standout features include coverage of PowerPoint, audience analysis and responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, persuasion, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Because it was written by communication professors with decades of experience in the classroom, Exploring Public Speaking is made to fit the needs of basic public speaking students.

Subject:
Communication
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Barbara Tucker
Matthew LeHew
Date Added:
01/23/2020
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This is a review of Exploring Public Speaking: 4th Edition: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/exploring-public-speaking-4th-edition completed by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern University at New Orleans 

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Douglas Marshall
Date Added:
04/21/2020
Foundations in Visual Media Production
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This e-book is designed to accompany your studies for COMM505 Visual Media Production. It is an open resource, which means that it has been created for your use at no cost. This course is designed as an introduction to the process of producing visual media.

Table of Contents:

I. Best Practice
Introduction – About visual media production
The Production Process
Cognitive Overload
The Basics of Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons
Project Organization

II. Client Relations
About Client Relations
Client Relations - "On Hold" versus "Booked"
Client Relations - The Art of the Estimate
Client Relations - Who is in Charge?
Client Relations - Managing revision requests
Client Relations - Defending the Creative
Client Relations - Abuse, exploitation, and graft
Client Relations - You just screwed up!
Client Relations - Working within the budget
Client Relations - Who owns the project?
Client Relations - Stiffed! About not getting paid

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Steve Covello
Date Added:
07/07/2021
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
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Examines the principles and practices of public speaking, communication theory, and techniques for public speaking. Includes speech organization, development, research, audience analysis, reasoning, and presentation skills for the development of informative and persuasive speeches.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Public Speaking
Chapter 2: Ethics
Chapter 3: Speaking With Confidence
Chapter 4: Listening Effectively
Chapter 5: Audience Analysis
Chapter 6: Organizing and Outlining
Chapter 7: Introductions and Conclusions
Chapter 8: Delivering Your Speech
Chapter 9: Visual Aids
Chapter 10: Supporting Your Ideas
Chapter 11: Using Language Well
Chapter 12: Informative Speaking
Chapter 13: Critical Thinking & Reasoning
Chapter 14: Persuasive Speaking
Occasion Speaking

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Lauren Rome
Tammera Stokes Rice
Victoria Leonard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Geographic Foundations of Geospatial Intelligence
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A good detective or researcher like Sherlock Holmes knows the fundamental questions that need to be answered to gather facts to solve a problem. So how does geospatial intelligence contribute to answering these questions? While geospatial technology is useful in revealing who, what, when, and where events take place, it is less useful in explaining why events occur. However, geospatial intelligence analysis leverages geographic information science and technology with the intelligence tradecraft to develop products that support decision-making in national and homeland security, law enforcement, emergency management, and international relief efforts. GEOG 882 will challenge you to think critically, consider alternative viewpoints, and question your own assumptions when analyzing why human events occur over place and time.

Subject:
Information Science
Communication
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Mark Corson
Date Added:
04/25/2019
A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications
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Welcome to the textbook for Engineering Technical Communications courses at The Ohio State University. Our aim in writing this textbook was to create a resource specifically focused on and applicable to the kinds of communication skills most beneficial to the students who take our courses. Therefore, this textbook focuses on developing both technical and professional communication skills and will help readers practice strategies for critically analyzing audiences and contexts, real-world applications of rhetorical principles, and skills for producing documents (reports, proposals, instructions), presentations, videos, and wide variety of other professional communications.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
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The Ohio State University
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Leah Wahlin
Lynn Hall
Date Added:
01/01/2016
History of Media and Technology, Spring 2005
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History of Media and Technology addresses the mutually influential histories of communications media and technological development, focusing on the shift from analog to digital cultures that began mid-century and continues to the present. The approach the series takes to the study of media and technology is a multifaceted one that includes theoretical and philosophical works, histories canonical and minority, literature and art, as well as hands-on production issues toward the advancement of student projects and research papers. The topic for this term is Eternal War.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Coleman, Beth
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Howdy or Hello?: Technical and Business Communications
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Technical writing courses introduce you to some of the most important aspects of writing in the worlds of science, technology, and business—in other words, the kind of writing that scientists, nurses, doctors, computer specialists, government officials, engineers, and other professionals do as a part of their regular work. The skills learned in technical writing courses can be useful in other fields as well, including education and social sciences.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Rhetorical Situation
Chapter 3: Ethics
Chapter 4: Persuasion
Chapter 5: Writing Skills
Chapter 6: Organization
Chapter 7: Design
Chapter 8: Graphics
Chapter 9: The Writing Process
Chapter 10: Revising and Editing
Chapter 11: Research
Chapter 12: Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources Properly
Chapter 13: Collaborative
Chapter 14: Oral Communication
Chapter 15: Correspondence
Chapter 16: Applications
Chapter 17: Instructions
Chapter 18: Proposals
Chapter 19: Informational Reports
Chapter 20: Recommendation Reports

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Communication
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Textbook
Author:
Kalani Pattison
Matt McKinney
Sarah LeMire
Date Added:
05/05/2021
How the World Changed Social Media
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How the World Changed Social Media is the first book in Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and explores the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individual or more social? Why is public social media so conservative? Why does equality online fail to shift inequality offline? How did memes become the moral police of the internet?

Supported by an introduction to the project’s academic framework and theoretical terms that help to account for the findings, the book argues that the only way to appreciate and understand something as intimate and ubiquitous as social media is to be immersed in the lives of the people who post. Only then can we discover how people all around the world have already transformed social media in such unexpected ways and assess the consequences.

Introductory chapters
What is social media
Academic studies of social media
Our method and approach
Our survey results

The ten key topics
Education and young people
Work and commerce
Online and offline relationships
Gender Inequality
Politics
Visual images
Individualism
Does social media make us happier?
The future

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Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
and Xinyuan Wang
Daniel Miller
Dr Elisabetta Costa
Dr Razvan Nicolescu
Jolynna Sinanan
Juliano Spyer
Nell Haynes
Shriram Venkatraman
Tom McDonald
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10/02/2020
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
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GEOG 438W is a writing-intensive course that concentrates on the human-environment interactions involved in contemporary and future global warming. The course comprises two broad topical areas: global warming impacts, which takes place in the first half of the course, and global warming mitigation and policy, which encompasses the second half of the course. Each week highlights a theme, such as the impacts of climate change on human health or greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, that weaves through the course lecture, reading assignment, class discussion, and writing activity.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Public Relations
Environmental Studies
History
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
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Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
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Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Brent Yarnal
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Humans R Social Media
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Social media and humans exist in a world of mutual influence, and humans play central roles in how this influence is mediated and transferred. Originally created by University of Arizona Information scholar Diana Daly, this Third Edition of the book Humans are Social Media uses plain language and features contributions by students to help readers understand how we as humans shape social media, and how social media shapes our world in turn.

Table of Contents:
I. Main Body
1. Identity
2. Old to New Media
3. Privacy and Publics
4. Algorithms
5. Equity
6. Activism
7. Memes
8. Information
9. Relationships
10. Our Transformed Selves

II. Guest Contributions
Private: Facial Recognition: A Series by EDRi
VR and AR: Bringing Closeness to Learning
Social Networks and Online Communities
Online Activism in Indigenous Languages
#metoo and Twitter: The Feminist Movement on Social Media

An alternate edition is available: https://opentextbooks.library.arizona.edu/hasm/

Subject:
Communication
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Textbook
Author:
Diana Daly
Date Added:
04/15/2021
Information Strategies for Communicators
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The definitive text for the information search and evaluation process as practiced by news and strategic communication message producers. Currently used at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication; JOUR 3004W/V, Information for Mass Communication.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/information-strategies-for-communicators

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Kathleen A. Hansen
Nora Paul
Date Added:
01/01/2015
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This is a review for Information Strategies for Communicators: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/information-strategies-for-communicatorsCompleted by David Stamps, Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Stamps
Date Added:
04/23/2020
Intercultural Communication
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Intercultural Communication examines culture as a variable in interpersonal and collective communication. It explores the opportunities and problems arising from similarities and differences in communication patterns, processes, and codes among various cultural groups. It explores cultural universals, social categorization, stereotyping and discrimination, with a focus on topics including race, ethnicity, social class, religion, gender and sexuality as they relate to communication.

Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
CHAPTER 2: Social Categorization, Stereotyping, and Discrimination
CHAPTER 3: Beliefs, Values, and Cultural Universals
CHAPTER 4: Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
CHAPTER 5: The Impacts of Social Class
CHAPTER 6: Gender and Gender Inequality
CHAPTER 7: Socialization and Human Sexuality

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Shannon Ahrndt
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Date Added:
12/22/2020
Intercultural Communication
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This course is designed to help you identify how to become a better communicator in these sorts of cross-cultural situations. You will learn about barriers to successful communication that involve cultural differences. You will also learn more about your own communication style and how it can be developed to facilitate more successful intercultural encounters.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
09/07/2018