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Proxemics and Park Benches

A leisurely stroll down a city street. An open space emerges in the streetscape. A quick glance into the plaza reveals grass, rocks, trees, benches. A decision awaits. Do I keep walking? Do I sit? The nature of objects in public spaces can dictate (or at least influence) the choices that we make. Adherents to…

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Return to Radio

The article below was featured on the Queens University of Charlotte website on June 20, 2013: Return to Radio The fantasy of many 20-somethings, and all marketers, is to create a video that goes viral on YouTube. Pick a subject – cats, exploding milk cartons, a bad hair day. If it gets thousands of views,…

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Second Screens for Successful Online Teaching

This summer, I’ve been teaching an intensive 7-week online course in Public Relations and Strategic Communication. The nature of our online class has meant that my students have been engaged in an extraordinary amount of PR writing for the web. Many have learned, through practice, the values of writing for the audience and the vehicle…

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Exploring the Relationship Between Student-Instructor Interaction on Twitter and Student Perceptions of Teacher Behaviors

The latest issue of International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education features a research article by Dr. John A. McArthur and Kristen Bostedo-Conway. The article – “Exploring the Relationship Between Student-Instructor Interaction on Twitter and Student Perceptions of Teacher Behaviors” – examines the use of Twitter as a classroom tool. The abstract reads:…