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Experience Communication
Experience Communication

Experience Communication, 3rd Edition

ISBN10: 1264107730 | ISBN13: 9781264107735
By Judy Pearson, Paul Nelson and Jeffrey Child
© 2023

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Experience Communication meets students where they are by foregrounding the core principles of effective communication and encouraging practical applications across scenarios relevant to their everyday lives.
Today’s students are navigating a world in which most of their personal and professional interactions happen over mediated channels, whether through social media, web conferencing software, or distance learning tools. Experience Communication offers an accessible and relatable program built to address the skills students need to communicate effectively in the classroom, online, and in the workplace.

This approach is strengthened in the new edition with a suite of Connect tools designed to improve student outcomes while streamlining grading for instructors:

-Video Capture powered by GoReact™ is the best way to give feedback on student presentations. It makes assigning and providing personalized feedback easy and it helps improve student outcomes and confidence.
-SmartBook 2.0 provides a personalized and adaptive learning experience for students, while highlighting the most impactful communication concepts the learner needs to study at that time. 
-Application-Based Activities are highly interactive, automatically graded, learn-by-doing exercises that provide students a safe space to apply their problem-solving skills to real-world scenarios.
-Writing Assignments offer faculty the ability to assign a full range of writing assignments to students (both manual-scoring and auto-scoring) with just-in-time feedback.

PART 1 Communication Basics
1 Communication, Perception, and Your Life
2 Communicating Verbally 
3 Communicating Nonverbally
4 Communicating Through Listening

PART 2 Communication Contexts
5 Interpersonal Communication
6 Intercultural Communication
7 Mediated Communication and Social Media
8 Organizational and Small-Group Communication

PART 3 Public Speaking Basics
9 Topic Selection and Audience Analysis
10 Organizing Your Presentation
11 Gathering Information and Supporting Materials
12 Communication Apprehension and Delivery

PART 4 Speaking to Inform and Persuade
13 Public Presentations to Inform
14 Public Presentations to Persuade
15 Using Communication Skills as You Enter the Workplace

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About the Author

Judy Pearson

Judy C. Pearson was Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of Communication at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, and Director of the Northern Virginia Center for Virginia Tech in Falls Church, Virginia. She has co-authored over 30 text and trade books and more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters in edited books. Judy has served as the President of the Central States Communication Association, the World Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. She met Paul E. Nelson at a basic course directors meeting, married him, and the couple has six children. The two have been producing basic course books together ever since.

Paul Nelson

Paul E. Nelson was Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri, Departmental Executive Officer at Iowa State University, Dean of the College of Communication at Ohio University, and Chair of the Political Science Department and Head of the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University. He has co-authored many textbooks with his spouse and colleague, Dr. Judy C. Pearson.

Jeffrey Child

Jeffrey T. Child is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Kent State University. He joined the faculty ranks at Kent State University in August of 2007. Jeff completed his doctoral studies and earned his Ph.D. degree from North Dakota State University in 2007. Jeff’s primary research explores how people manage their privacy when interacting on social media and the impact of a variety of factors on the subsequent communication practices. Jeff received his B.A. in 2002 from Wayne State College (WSC) in Northeastern Nebraska. While at WSC Jeff studied organizational communication, corporate and community relations, and public relations. Jeff has over 30 publications that advance an understanding of communication in three main areas: 1) communication technologies and human interaction, 2) interpersonal and family communication from diverse cultural perspectives, and 3) instructional communication effectiveness. Jeff is a lifetime member of the National Communication Association (NCA), the International Communication Association (ICA), the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), and the Central States Communication Association (CSCA). He has presented over 40 research paper presentations in conjunction with the conventions of these associations and served in various leadership capacities for these organizations.


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