Faculty Consultant for Communication - Deanna Roskop, Tarrant County College

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Deanna RoskopName: Deanna Roskop

Department: Speech Communication

School: Tarrant County College - Northeast Campus located in Hurst/Dallas Fort Worth area, Texas

Product: O'Hair's Real Communication with LaunchPad

How do you use LaunchPad?  Most of the students' time on LaunchPad is spent completing the Chapter Learning Curves. Students can also complete the "What About You" magazine style quizzes for extra credit.  Video explanations/examples for organization and parts of speeches are helpful, as well as completing the PRCA assessment.

Advice on using technology with students: 1) Our culture and current student demographic desire technology; not to mention, its where the education world is headed. Therefore, harness it by learning to use it in a way that will benefit both the instructor and student.  2)  I have not only seen that students will actually delve into the material now, but have also seen an increase in student retention of information with the use of technology.  3)  The use of technology (particularly the integration to the BlackBoard gradebook) has helped me as an instructor save valuable time and become more efficient.

LMS Integration: Using LaunchPad within Blackboard

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