Communication Theory PresentationIf you are working in a group, you will be expected to actively engage with your classmates in the development and discussion of this presentation to receive full credit for this project. In the hybrid classes, you will be expected to be present.
Communication Theory Presentation
If you are working in a group, you will be expected to actively engage with your classmates in the development and discussion of this presentation to receive full credit for this project. In the hybrid classes, you will be expected to be present in-person in class to make the presentation.
For your group project, you will work with classmates to develop the equivalent of a 5-7-minute presentation that illustrates and explains a specific interpersonal communication theory or set of theories as one might experience it in the workplace–but other scenarios would be acceptable. The theories must be selected from the “approved” list here and may be based on your earlier research for this class.
Dramatize, illustrate and/or explain your theories through an informative original presentation enhanced by (a) multimedia aid(s) such as a YouTube video, Pinterest or other inspiration board, podcast, vlog, Animoto, Prezi, music, animation, PPT, interactive game, or other multimedia presentation technology, skit, game, etc. The presentation should be designed to help the rest of the class understand interpersonal communication principles, so it can entertain while it explains. Demonstrate what you have learned!
This project is intended to be a fun way for you to demonstrate your understanding of the general principles we've been examining, both in the presentations you produce and the way you interact in a small group or individually with your class.
You may choose the theory(ies) you wish to educate the class on from any area of communication research except the Groupthink and Uses and Gratifications theories.
Study groups can dramatize, illustrate, and/or explain more than one theory in the same presentation, especially if the principles are closely related. Study groups also can split up team members to tackle multiple presentations or multiple theories, so long as the theories examined are closely aligned and coordinated.
Presentations will be evaluated for substance and creativity. Students assigned to group presentations will be expected to actively participate in the development of their group's presentation. If that group presentation is prepared for an online class, all members of the study group will be expected to actively engage their classmates in discussion of their own and their classmates' presentations in the designated discussion forum.
If that group presentation is prepared for a hybrid class, all members of the study group must be present at and participating in the face-to-face classroom presentation to be eligible to receive credit for this project.
Your instructor reserves the right to grade individual contributions to group projects differentially based on apparent quality and quantity of effort in the study groups. Each of you also will be asked to complete peer evaluations privately on your study group teammates to aid in this process. You may use any of the evaluation forms posted here and in your study group.Please return yours in your assignment folder with your contribution to the group project.
In both online and hybrid courses, you must post your individual presentation or your individual contribution(s) to the group project in the appropriate assignment folder by 11:59 p.m.ET, Sunday of Week 7, unless otherwise instructed.
For online classes, please also have one member of your group post the finalized presentation in the appropriate Week 7 or 8 discussion area. Online classes will discuss the projects through Week 8.
Online students are to post at least two observations on presentations other than their own group’s as well as engage in conversation with their classmates about the presentations through Sunday of Week 8.
Communication Theory PresentationIf you are working in a group, you will be expected to actively engage with your classmates in the development and discussion of this presentation to receive full credit for this project. In the hybrid classes, you will be expected to be present