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This is an online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication, published by Pearson, featuring resources for business communication and business writing instructors. For more information about Bovee & Thill texts and the exclusive, superior materials they provide for teaching a modern course, visit http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go to http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, visit http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 11 of Bovee & Thill’s Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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The Most Comma Mistakes

The Most Comma Mistakes | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

As I noted in my earlier article, rules and conventions about when to use and not to use commas are legion. But certain errors keep popping up. Here are a few of them.


Identification Crisis


If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a thousand times. I’m referring to a student’s writing a sentence like: ...

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21st Century Pedagogy Instructors Should Know

21st Century Pedagogy Instructors Should Know | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Interpersonal learning , personalized learning, second life learning , 3d learning, collaborative learning and virtual learning , these are just some of the few buzz words you would be hearing so often in today’s educational literature.


Things have changed, and old methods and pedagogies are no longer relevant. Teacher-controlled learning where deconstructed and reconstructed information is presented in a highly formal and standardized classroom setting has become obsolete.


The urgent questions we should ask ourselves are the following: What is the driving engine behind this huge transformation in learning? Do we need a new pedagogy to better enhance learning? . . .

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The Future of Online Learning

The Future of Online Learning | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Higher education is undergoing an explosive period of transformation that embraces the digital age.


From tablets to smart phones to wikis and blogs, today's digital environment makes communication, collaboration and information sharing easier than ever before. . .

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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations.

 

With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online.


Via Gust MEES, Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines
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10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Know About

10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Know About | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

These 10 technologies are changing education.


Instructors, administrators, and educational technologists should be keeping an eye on and considering for their colleges and classrooms, if they aren’t already using them. . .

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3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012

3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Interested in incorporating cutting-edge social techniques into your educational programs? Consider these three options.

 

Tony Bingham, president and CEO of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), is leading the discussion about defining social learning.

 

“Social learning is learning with and from others, often — but not always — with social media tools,” Bingham explains. “Social learning is a powerful approach to sharing and discovering a whole array of options, leading to more informed decision-making and a more intimate, expansive and dynamic understanding of the culture and context in which we work.”


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Glad you're finding some useful info Maggie. Susan
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Thanks for the re-scoop Anna. Susan
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How Technology Is Facilitating Education

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Education by the Numbers

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New! Seven New Business Communication Online Magazines

Visiting our new online business communication magazines filled with interesting stories and examples that you can share with your classes tomorrow. Best of all, the magazines are complimentary.


Here's the complete list.


Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Electronic Communication
http://www.scoop.it/t/business-communication-2-0-social-media-and-electronic-...


Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course
http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-a-modern-business-communication-course


Teaching Business Communication and Employment
http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-business-communication-and-employment


Teaching Visual Communication
http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-visual-communication


Teaching Business and Interpersonal Communication
http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-business-and-interpersonal-communication


Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues
http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-business-communication-and-workplace-issues


Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communciation Course

http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-oral-communication-in-a-business-communication-course


Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors

http://www.scoop.it/t/exclusive-teaching-resources-for-business-communication-instructors


For additional information, visit these sites:


Visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog at http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com


Visit Bovee & Thill on Pinterest at
http://pinterest.com/courtland_bovee/business-communication-pictorial-gallery...


Visit Bovee & Thill's YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/BoveeandThill

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An Eye-Opening Prediction by Bovee & Thill

An Eye-Opening Prediction by Bovee & Thill | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Looking at what lies ahead for business communication, this recent article in Workforce Magazine certainly caught our attention. The consulting firm MBO Partners predicts that over half the U.S. workforce will be independent by 2020!


Reaching that threshold would require an increase from 16 million independent workers today to 70 million in just eight years, but even if the eventual growth falls short of that forecast, the rapid increase in unattached professionals is dramatically reshaping the nature of business—and business communication. . .

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The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Instructors

The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Instructors | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Adopting a new communication tool is not easy. Figuring out the best way you can use Twitter is even harder.


Luckily you are not going it alone. We have culled the following resources from an array of websites that try to help anyone understand and better use Twitter.


If you haven’t yet taken the plunge, perhaps the following 100 resources should help you. . .

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Humor in the Classroom: Reviewing the Research

Humor in the Classroom: Reviewing the Research | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Should every teacher use humor? These authors say that humor isn’t an essential feature of good teaching. They acknowledge that some people just aren’t very funny—humorless aptly describes several professors and administrators I’ve known.


If you aren’t all that funny but would like to accrue the benefits of humor, consider using the humor of others. You can post a cartoon on a PowerPoint slide and not have to say a word about it. . .

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Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning

Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

In today’s dynamic classrooms, the teaching and learning process is becoming more nuanced, more seamless, and it flows back and forth from students to teachers. Here’s a look at current trends in teaching and learning, their implications, and changes to watch for.

The Future of Teaching & Learning: Three Trends

1. Collaborative
2. Tech-powered
3. Blended


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Poor Communication and Language Barriers Are Costing Companies a Lot of Money

Poor Communication and Language Barriers Are Costing Companies a Lot of Money | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Poor communication and language barriers are costing companies a lot of money, yet executives aren't doing enough about it.


According to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit — a business research unit of the Economist magazine — nearly half of the 572 senior executives interviewed admitted that misunderstandings and "messages lost in translation" have halted major international business deals for their companies. . .


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An Instructor's Guide to Twitter

An Instructor's Guide to Twitter | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Twitter is apart of my life almost every day because:


It's a great source of news.


There are rich conversations among educators and edtech people.


It can enrich the classroom experience. . .

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

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Instructors Embrace Social Media in Class

Instructors Embrace Social Media in Class | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Some studies show that integrating social media into college coursework may be helping students learn better.


"The more research we do, the more we understand that it's about nuances in how the technologies are used, not whether or not they're used, that matters in the classroom," says Lock Haven (Pa.) University professor Reynol Junco . . ."

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Ten Ways to Use Texting for Business

Ten Ways to Use Texting for Business | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Use these texting trips to improve your business in 140 characters or less.


Through text messages powered by bulk short message service (SMS) software, you can give excellent customer service and deliver new product notifications cheaply and easily.


Companies wishing to fill positions also rely on texting to let their candidates know they’ve been selected.

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7 Tips for Communicating a Layoff

7 Tips for Communicating a Layoff | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

The U.S. economy is allegedly improving, but try telling that to 4,500 employees who are losing their jobs at Citigroup or 30,000 who will leave Bank of America in the next few years.

The fact is that layoffs happen even in a good economy. . .

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Educators Hear Advice on How to Teach Large Courses

Educators Hear Advice on How to Teach Large Courses | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

At a session here at the annual higher education meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, officials from Virginia Tech tried to challenge the audience’s assumptions that large classes are necessarily bad learning experiences.


Peter Doolittle, director of the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research at Virginia Tech, didn’t ever say that everything students and professors like about more intimate instruction can be replicated in a large class. Rather, he argued that "large classes aren’t going anywhere any time soon." Faculty members can "keep butting our heads against the wall" demanding more small classes, or they can focus on making larger classes better, he said. . .

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Teach Your Students about Infographic Resumes to Give Them a Competitive Edge

Teach Your Students about Infographic Resumes to Give Them a Competitive Edge | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Your Resume As an Infographic. A well-designed infographic can be an intriguing part of a job-search package in some professions.


However, an infographic should always complement a conventional resume not try to replace it.


Software is now available that makes creating an infographic resume easy.


(Note: Bovee & Thill's Excellence in Business Communication, 10th Ed., is the only business communication text on the market that illustrates an infographic resume.)

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Workplace of the Future

Workplace of the Future | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
CBS News video: Workplace of the Future - KHOU's Brad Woodard looks at Accenture's Office of the Future, a space that embodies concepts that focus on the way a younger work force works best. It is meeting space.
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