Communications and Media
Business Communications (CC BY)
Students will learn how to analyze context and audience, determine purpose, message content, visual design and media in order to create written workplace messages that can be received, understood, used and retrieved with speed and accuracy.
Business Communications 2 (CC BY)
This course explores the many strategies and methods one might employ to ensure important messages are communicated in a professional manner. This course establishes business communication fundamentals such as delivering bad news, writing informational reports, creating persuading messages, designing and delivering professional presentations, and preparing for employment searches.
STEM Foundations (CC BY-NC-SA)
This course offers practice using workplace communication, with activities designed to strengthen skills in preparation for entering a college program in a STEM career.
WISC-Online Communication Learning Objects (CC BY-NC)
A collection of learning objects on various communication topics.
B.C. Open Textbook Collection: Communications (Various CC licences)
A collection of open textbooks on various topics in communications.
This book 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.
This open textbook was designed for Engineering Technical Communications courses at The Ohio State University.
The definitive text for the information search and evaluation process as practiced by news and strategic communication message producers.
Key Concepts in Surveillance Studies (CC BY-NC-SA)
A student-authored glossary highlighting twenty-six key concepts in Surveillance Studies. For each concept, the student provided a concise definition of the concept that makes its connection to surveillance studies clear and provided an example.
Organizational Communication (CC BY-SA)
This textbooks helps students demonstrate an understanding of key topics and concepts, including communication networks, media management, organizational culture and climate, intercultural communication, meetings management, ethical communication, assessing communication quality, and crisis communication – and the impact of social technologies.
Write Like a PR Pro (CC BY-NC)
Write Like a PR Pro covers how to write and develop messages in different formats from professionals with expertise in different areas of communication. It was written by an instructor who teaches at The Ohio State University.
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