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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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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
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
Material Type:
Textbook
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
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Adam Krusniak
Anessa Fehsenfeld
Jennifer Eckert
Julian Toscano
Mark Schaub
Rachel Jean Norman
Rhonda Hoffman
Tami Mccoy
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Date Added:
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. 

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
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.

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:
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
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:
Mohamed Amer Chaaban
Date Added:
04/25/2019
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.

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Communication
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
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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:
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.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
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.

Subject:
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Communication
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Activity/Lab
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Syllabus
Provider:
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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
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Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
10/22/2018
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
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
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
Digital Photography for Graphic Communications
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This book is based on a 2009 print book by the authors that was called Digital Photography for Print and published by the Printing Industries of America (PIA) Press.

The authors realize that graphic communications management has expanded to include a multitude of media in addition to print, especially the web and apps. Thus we decided to revise the original book with a more inclusive title.

The purpose of this book is to serve as a reference for a one-semester course in digital photography for graphic communications. Since digital cameras have mostly replaced colour scanners, graphic communicators need to capture images for use in magazines, catalogs, brochures, packages, signs, banners—all forms of printed materials—and also for eBooks, web sites, and apps.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 • Introduction
Chapter 2 • Studio Equipment
Chapter 3 • File Formats and Applications
Chapter 4 • Color Management
Chapter 5 • Image Fidelity
Chapter 6 • Working with Printers, Web, and eBook Publishers
Chapter 7 • Pricing Digital Photography
Chapter 8 • Photoshop

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Art Seto
Jason Lisi
Martin Habekost
Reem El Asaleh
Richard Adams
Date Added:
11/25/2020
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