Developing communication competence through technology and tradition

Feldman, Alison D. (1995) Developing communication competence through technology and tradition. In: 18th HERDSA Annual Conference: Higher Education: Blending Tradition and Technology (HERDSA 1995), 4-8 July 1995, Rockhampton, Australia.

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Communication skills are recognised by academics, employers, professional groups and graduates as key ingredients of successful professional practice. The theory of active learning also promotes communication skills as key ingredients of active, meaningful, self-responsible, lifelong learning.

A blending of tradition and technology is essential to effective academic programs of study in communication. Communication technology involves the learner in self-directed, interactive, dynamic learning experiences. Traditional methods provide important role models of scholarship and enquiry, and offer experiences in working and communicating in a team and communicating orally with diverse audiences.

These issues will be discussed from the experiences of the author in the delivery of a core communication curriculum at the University of Southern Queensland.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 02:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication skills; core communication curriculum; graduates; active learning; tradition; technology
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200101 Communication Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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