SP 151 :: Personal and Public Speech
Fall 2014 @Kauai CC

Credit Hours:
Sharon Milan
8083469569 (Ph)
Instructional Mode:
Instructional Mode:
08/25/2014 - 12/19/2014
Schedule Notes:
This is an online course. You will use your home computer and webcam to take this course.
Course Restrictions:
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 penalized. 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:

Orientation meeting - Choose one time slot

(You do not need to sign up for a time to attend. Just show up. If you are having trouble accessing Google+ Hangout call me 15 minutes prior to the start of the Google+ Hangout at 808-346-9569)

Saturday 9/6 12-1 pm. or Tuesday 9/9 2-3pm.

Anyone who attends orientation can turn in project 1 on Friday 9/12 without penalty

Group Panel Presentation (Project 2) Required for all students

Each group will choose one of the following times to attend. You will want to make sure all members of your group can attend at required time. Each group should have 6 members.

Group Panel Google + Hangout meeting times- Your group will meet during one of these time slots.

Group 1 Saturday 9/27 12-2pm Group 2 Saturday 9/27 2-4pm.

Group 3 Tuesday 9/30 1-3 pm Group 4 Tuesday 9/30 3-5 pm.

Informative Speech (Project 3) Required for all students

Informative Speech presentation times- You will deliver your informative speech during one of these time slots.

There are six speaking times for each meeting time. You will sign up for one of them. When a time slot fills up you will be required to take the empty slots.

Thursday 10/23 1-3 pm Thursday 10/23 3-5 pm.

Saturday 10/25 12-2 pm Saturday 10/25 2-4 pm.
Sign up for all meeting time slots now or in lesson 2.

If you can not attend one of the group presentation dates and one of the informative speech dates you should drop this class and take it in the classroom setting or at a later date.
Course Requirements:
Text Verderber, Kathleen S., Rudolph F. Verderber, and Deanna D. Sellnow. Communicate! 13th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2010. University of Hawaii Bookstores
Your own computer equipped with web camera, sound and Google + Google Hangout, Google presentations and Google Docs.
A Youtube account and a digital camera or recording device.
Professional clothes to wear during speech presentation.
A =90-100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = 0-59%

Extra Credit
______________________________________________________________ 100%

You must present live or submit a digital recording for the group project, informative speech, persuasive speech and the skills demonstration to pass this class.
Due DATES: Because this is an online class, I try to be flexible with the due dates. Your projects must be posted on your Google+ stream before midnight on the due date. You will not know how to complete the projects if you do not do the reading and complete the lessons. Each lesson has an exam. All lessons are due on the dates listed in the schedule.
Peer Grading: Honesty , effort and fairness are required as some of the assignments require that you evaluate other students.
Speech outlines must be in a full sentence outline format. Outlines must be properly formatted, beginning with roman numerals, based on adequate research with a minimum of four source citations properly referenced in the outline. All outlines should contain a bibliography in MLA Format.
Reference Materials
Books, tapes and CD’s are available at the Kauai Community College reference desk. The books on the shelf in LRC 130 are for your use- Borrow and return on a trust and share system.
Extra credit is available if you show a proactive approach to your own success. Get an ok from your instructor, and then proceed as a self-directed learner. For example, you might arrange to speak in public at an open mike event, a toastmasters meeting, a church event, a community gathering, a high-school or college event. You can also choose to write a research paper on a communications topic.
Practice and peer support are vital to this course. In addition to your coursework each week you should plan to practice at least one hour with your support partner(s).
Kauai Community College is fully ADAAA compliant. If you have needs that require special accommodations, please contact your home campus Disabilities Office to voluntarily disclose and provide substantiating evidence. Smartphone users with a QR code reader application may also access the University of Hawaii Kokua website by pointing their camera at the QR code.

Kauai Community College disability office can be reached at 245-8212. For students whose home campus is NOT Kauai Community College, your campus contact information can be found at the University of Hawaii Kokua website located at URL http://goo.gl/Jjpwkp.
Attitude is important. Courtesy and consideration of others are required.
The KCC Student Conduct Code (available at the office of Student Services) regarding Academic Dishonesty, Cheating and Plagiarism will be enforced in this class. Any plagiarized work will receive a zero grade and will be reported to KCC administration.
Help is available. Some of the tutors may be able to answer questions about Google+ and youtube technology. Most campuses also have an instructional technologist who can also be of assistance.
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to speech communication. Students engage in activities to acquire competence in interpersonal, small group and public communication.
Text Verderber, Kathleen S., Rudolph F. Verderber, and Deanna D. Sellnow. Communicate! 13th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning,
Technical Requirements:
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 Google and a youtube account. Links explaining how to use software will be provided. In addition to independent online, submissions, this class uses an online conference room where students log in to present their speeches.

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 can be edited and posted in your YouTube account and shared with other members of this class. All work for this class can be posted on your Google+ stream where your instructor can see it and provide you with feedback. 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.

All of the technology is explained in the lessons. If you feel like you are not understanding it you should attend one of the orientation meetings. Attendance at the orientation meeting is not required for students who have posted their photo and video, chosen and met via Google Hangout with their support buddy, This session is scheduled to help students with any technical concerns with the class.

If you can not attend this orientation, please make sure you understand all of the technology before submitting your first assignment
Additional Notes:
Read the Syllabus for all of the details about this course. https://docs.google.com/document/d/189Li8IxvBKYZcyIpMcVTyKMt2Knf7yVIkzzAU8pjutM/edit
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