Speech 151 online website

Instructor: Sharon Milan    Kauai
Community College Fall 2012

Text  Verderber, Kathleen S., Rudolph F. Verderber, and Deanna D. Sellnow. Communicate! 13th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2010.  University of Hawaii Bookstores

Welcome to speech 151 online. This page contains essential information that you will need before you proceed with the course.

Most of the time you will work independently completing your  work whenever your own schedule permits. It is important to submit each assignment before its' due date. Late work is not accepted. Some of the class meetings will be synchronous.  You will meet in an online conference room at scheduled times.  Here are the required online conference meeting times:

10/04, 10/11, 10/25 and 11/01. All of the meeting times are on Thursday from 5-9pm.    You will be working in groups or presenting speeches during these time slots.

This class is entirely online; requiring use of  a computer with high speed internet and some basic digital recording. We will use software including, Laulima, MyUH, youtube and Google. You will need to open a personal Google and a youtube account. Links explaining how to use software will be provided.  In addition to independent online ,

submissions, this class requires that students log in to Google+ hangouts to present their speeches. Two required synchronous conference-room meetings will begin at 5 pm. on 10/4, 10/11, 10/25 and 11/1. The conference sessions will start at 5pm and end at 9pm. 

Students must have a web camera on their computer. The oral projects require use of  a digital camera (many cell phones and computers have digital cameras) which can be used to record speeches and projects.These projects will be posted in your YouTube account and shared with other members of this class.  Speeches and projects can be posted so they are only viewed by members of this class.  Two of the  projects may require that you find volunteers to assist you by helping you demonstrate communication skills or acting as an audience.

If you do not have the equipment or the ability to acquire the necessary skills to participate in the manor described you should drop this class and take it in the classroom setting. You are not expected to know how to use the software described, but you must be comfortable with the use of technology. You must be confident that you can acquire the skills described.  If you take this class it is assumed that you have the  equipment described and the ability to copy and paste, open and close windows, download software, upload files, operate a digital camera and use social media skills. If you have not operated a computer or feel awkward in online environments, this is not the class for you.

I will hold a Skype orientation session on Thursday Aug 30 from 5-7 pm.  (attendance is not required)  to help students with any technical concerns with the class. Please try to join me on Skype.  If you can not find me on Skype you can come to Faculty 2 102 on the Kauai Community College campus  or call me at:  808-346-9569 (if you get a message please keep trying as I may be with other students on the phone.

If you can not attend this orientation, please make sure you understand all of the technology before submitting your video introduction assignment on 9/08/2012,

I will hold a second optional  5 -7 pm. skype office session on Thursday September 13 for those who need help with using Google+hangout. We will start the meeting  in Google +. If you can not get into the hangout room call me at 808-346-9569 or email me at sharonmilan@gmail.com. You will use Google hangout for your group meetings so you will be comfortable using it during the presentation. if you do not attend this meeting it is assumed that you have installed Google+, sent me you Google +name and can join my circle on your presentation date. if you can not do this you should attend this session. Panel Presentations begin on 10/4/2012. Check the schedule for the your presentation date. You are expected to be ready to present in Google+hangouts on your presentation date.

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Optional event:
 Fall Open Mike Events are scheduled for October 29 12:15-1:15 and November 19, 12:15-1:15 in the Student Lounge on the Kauai Community College