Last updated : 07 Aug 2016
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- Modules’ titles and Contents:
Unit 1: Why Public Speaking Matters Today
Unit 2: Speaking Confidently
Unit 3: The Importance of Listening
Unit 4: Audience Analysis
Unit 5: Finding a Purpose and Selecting a Topic
Unit 6: Researching Your Speech
Unit 7: Supporting Ideas and Building Arguments
Unit 8: The Body of a Speech
Unit 9: Introductions and Conclusions
Unit 10: Outlining
Unit 11: The Importance of Language
Unit 12: Delivering the Speech
Unit 13: Presentation Aids: Design and Usage
Unit 14: Speaking to Inform and Entertain
Unit 15: Persuasive Speaking
- Name of the teache P. Wynn Norman (Professor P. Wynn Norman teaches and/or designs courses for a variety of institutions, including South University, the Saylor Foundation, and the American College of Applied Science)
- Would you suggest following the entire MOOC or just some modules? entire
- Declared aims of the MOOC
- Resolve ethical issues involving speech preparation and presentation.
- Recommend techniques for resolving issues, which may interfere with active listening.
- Identify the most effective speech topics, qualities, content, and delivery techniques based on the specific characteristics of an audience.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of speeches for different types of audiences.
- Use online and library-based research to find and critique the credibility of sources of information.
- Cite sources of information appropriately, accurately, and clearly in both spoken and written contexts.
- Choose the most effective pattern of organization for presenting different types of information to a listening audience.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of supporting details or evidence based on the main ideas or arguments they are used to support.
- Choose the most appropriate pattern for organizing a persuasive speech, based on the relationship between arguments and evidence or the relationship between the topic and the audience.
- Identify whether the functions of an introduction or conclusion have been fulfilled and will be effective when presented to a specific type of audience.
- Create keyword and sentence outlines for informative and persuasive speeches.
- Revise a passage written for readers so that it can be delivered effectively and engagingly to listeners.
- Identify and use techniques to improve the fluidity and clarity of verbal delivery.
- Recognize non-verbal techniques that communicate the speaker's confidence and credibility in a sample speech.
- Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of effective, ethical public speaking by accurately and thoroughly assessing the qualities of entire informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches.
Full Syllabus online:
- List of Soft skills developed: Communication
- List of digital skills developed:
xMOOC (videos, further readings, assessments, quizzes, transcripts, forum)
Is there a final certification? free certificates of completion (no credit)Learning outcomes:By exam at any time2 hours to complete the testTypically 50 questions (multiple choice) per examPassing score is 70%Unlimited attemptsWhen: at the end of a course