Web resources for group communication

Some textbooks contain little, if any, information about group communication. I provided these online resources to supplement the students’ reading assignments:

Group characteristics

This site is directed at teachers and helping them interact with the classroom as a group. I pulled out the part on group characteristics for my students.

Group decision making

This site is an excellent overview of the group decision-making process. It has a list of pros and cons for each option and a strong example showing how the process can work.

Conflict styles

This is a nice overview of conflict styles with references. It does not have the animal comparisons but those can be added in class.

To be safe, I like to copy the information into a document to provide online for students (fully credited and with a link, of course). This is just because in the past articles have been taken down when I’ve linked directly to them and it can be a scramble to replace one in the middle of a semester.

Do you know any other good online resources for teaching group communication? Leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list.

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About teachingpublicspeaking

I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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