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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Specialization Introduction - Communication for Engineers

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 8 min), 4 readings
3 videos
Meet the Professor - Dr. Gayle Moran2m
Introduction to Specialization4m
4 readings
Course Icon Legend10m
Required Materials and Other Info10m
Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Introduction3m
Pre-Course Survey10m
1 hour to complete

Course Introduction - Oral Communication for Engineering Leaders

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 4 readings
4 readings
General Course Information10m
Capstone Real-Life Presentation Assignment - Introduction5m
Discussion Forum Guidelines10m
Accessibility and Accommodations Statement10m
4 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction and Communication Strategy: It Is All About Audience and Purpose

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 15 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Communication Strategy2m
Who Is Your Audience?5m
What Do You Want From Your Audience?1m
What Do You Want Your Audience to Remember?2m
Choosing Medium2m
1 reading
Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 115m
1 practice exercise
End of Module 1 Quiz8m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Week 2: Presentations: What to Say so that Your Audience Listens

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 37 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
How to Develop and Organize Content4m
Pyramid Building Demonstration3m
Inductive vs Deduction1m
Key Presentation Elements, Part 17m
Key Presentation Elements, Part 26m
Principles of Persuasion5m
Storytelling Power6m
5 readings
Analyze Steve Job's Presentation20m
Drone Pyramid - Build Your Own Logical Pyramid for a Presentation30m
Reading from Engineers Journal10m
Samples of Presentation Openings10m
Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 215m
3 practice exercises
Steve's iPod Presentation Structure15m
Drone Pyramid Excercise5m
Module 2 Quiz8m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Week 3: Creating Visual Support: A Picture Is Worth a Lot of Words

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Supporting Visuals, Part 17m
Supporting Visuals, Part 25m
Showing Complex Data9m
More Data Visualization Options3m
Beyond PPT... Prezi, Infographics3m
3 readings
How to Present Data30m
Examples of Animated Infographics5m
Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 315m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz8m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Week 4: How to Speak so that Your Audience Listens

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 22 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Present Like a Professional, Part 17m
Present like a Professional, Part 25m
How to Coordinate a Team Presentation4m
Answering Questions, Prep, and Rehearsing3m
6 readings
Activities to Practice Professional Stance10m
Activities to Practice Purposeful Gestures10m
Activities to Practice Effective Voice10m
Activities to Practice Engaging Eye Contact10m
Optional - Apps to Practice Public Speaking10m
Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 415m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz8m

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