NCA Experiential Learning

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Morning, folks! As your organizer for the #NCA18 Scholar Office Hours, I'm please to invite any scholars interested in participating in our Office Hours even to read and complete the interest form, below. We will take applications until Wednesday 28 March (the same as the NCA paper submission deadline), although we do hope to have our full slate of scholars fairly soon. If you're eager to network with and mentor emerging scholars in our field, fill out this interest form and let's see if we can get you programmed!

Welcome to the NCA Experiential Learning Division page. This resource is a communication tool for members to post job opportunities, CFPS, & announcements.

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[01/13/21]   Call for submissions to the 2021 conference is available now!

Submission Deadline Dates: Mon, 1/11 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, 4/1 2021 3:00 AM EDT
“Renewal and Transformation”

2021

Experiential Learning in Communication welcomes your submissions for our sessions in Seattle, Washington. Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience. This division focuses on the practice of Experiential Learning toward understanding the process and impacts of the communication process in our world. Forms of Experiential Learning include:

Community-based learning
Internships and Practicum
Study Abroad
Service-Learning
Simulations

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Our annual business meeting is this Wednesday at 6:00pm CST via Zoom. We look forward to connecting with you! #NCA20

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Welcome Video from NCA First Vice President David T McMahan

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Virtual Convention Information Now Available

Plan to join us virtually! Check out the convention schedule: https://www.natcom.org/nca-inside-out/virtual-convention-information-now-available

Our business meeting is planned for Thursday, November 12 at 5:00pm.

natcom.org The NCA 106th Annual Convention will be completely virtual and will include both asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Asynchronous content will be available beginning November 1 on NCA Convention Central. Most synchronous sessions will take place as originally scheduled on November 18-22. Please c...

[08/12/20]   Register now for NCA 2020! This year's event will be completely virtual as mentioned in the email sent to NCA members:

"We continue to be hard at work to create the best possible convention experience. Specific details about virtual sessions, virtual events and activities, and ways to participate will be forthcoming through regular updates over the coming weeks. This information will be conveyed via email, through social media, and on NCA Convention Central."

So please join us for our exciting program during this year's convention!

We wish you all health and safety as Fall 2020 begins!

[07/02/20]   Check your email for notifications for the upcoming conference in November! Also, NCA sent out a special message regarding the planned format for the conference. Thank you to all those who submitted! We look forward to Communication at the Crossroads!

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Survey: 44% Of Nonprofits Anticipate Further Staff Cuts Due To Coronavirus

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisstrub/2020/05/25/layoffs/

forbes.com A new survey of more than 750 nonprofits around the U. S. finds that 18% of nonprofit staff has been furloughed or laid off already — and 44% of respondents anticipate even more layoffs to come.

[04/08/20]   Today is the submission deadline! Join us at Indy and share your work!

[04/03/20]   Promote your experiential work! Time is running out to submit your proposal for NCA 2020 in Indianapolis! Get your in today! Deadline is April 8.

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UNC students are learning in professor’s new virtual reality classroom during pandemic

VR small group discussion and classroom using Oculus Go.

UNC students are learning in professor’s new virtual reality classroom during pandemic https://flip.it/_WeV9n

flip.it With the coronavirus pandemic forcing university students and faculty off campus, UNC-Chapel Hill professors are taking unique approaches to online and remote teaching, which began last week.A UNC law …

[03/30/20]   In our call for submissions, the suggestion was made for a session on the future of experiential learning practice. As we are more at a "communication crossroads" now than when the call was written, please consider submitting a panel discussion proposal. What does experiential learning in communication look like going forward?

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Games for Social Connectedness - Games For Change

“As our isolation grows by the day in response to the global crisis of COVID-19, games could be key in reducing loneliness and fostering a sense of connection whilst physically isolated in our homes.”
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gamesforchange.org This is a guest blog post written by Rachel Kowert, PhD and Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD and Take This Online gamers have been historically portrayed as awkward or loners, riddled with social anxiety, and drawn to lives of social isolation from the rest of society. Part of this is due to the fact tha....

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NCA 106th Annual Convention: Communication at the Crossroads

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[03/12/20]   While the submission deadline for NCA 2020 has been extended until April 8 at 11:59pm, our division just hopes everyone stays safe and healthy.

[02/06/20]   According to a recent report, the Experiential Learning in Communication division of NCA is growing! Come and join your colleagues who are using high impact practices in their classrooms! We look forward to meeting you at Indy! #learnbydoing

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Join us at Indy this November!

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[01/09/20]   Submissions open for NCA 2020 on January 13! Come join us in Indianapolis!

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Why words matter so much in critical doctor-patient conversations - Scope

Through narrative experiences, students learn to communicate more effectively. #virtualreality #healthcommunication

Why words matter so much in critical doctor-patient conversations - Scope https://flip.it/Buput0

flip.it When Loren Sacks, MD, said I could test a virtual reality training simulation for doctors on managing difficult conversations in critical care, I knew it would be tough.I met Sacks, a doctor in the …

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[11/16/19]   Top paper panel!

Already planning next year!

[11/05/19]   We are looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore! Please take note of these Experiential Learning Division sessions:

Surviving Research Methods by Applying Experiential and Service Learning
Thu, 11/14: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Hilton
Room: Peale B (First Floor)

Embodied Learning in Study Abroad
Thu, 11/14: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Hilton
Room: Key Ballroom 4 (Second Floor)

Experiential Learning Division Business Meeting
Fri, 11/15: 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Hilton
Room: Peale A (First Floor)

Communicating for Survival: Experiential Learning Teaching Communication in a Women’s Detention Facility
Fri, 11/15: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Hilton
Room: Peale B (First Floor)

SPARK Breakout: Communication Survival Through Experiential Learning
Fri, 11/15: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Hilton
Room: Key Ballroom 7 (Second Floor)
SPARK is a G.I.F.T.S.-type session for the Experiential Learning Division. Come to this session to learn about the types of experiential learning, community partners, projects and connecting theory to the community.

Top Papers in the Experiential Learning Division
Sat, 11/16: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Hilton
Room: Key Ballroom 1 (Second Floor)

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NCA 105th Annual Convention: Communication for Survival

natcom.org NCA 105th Annual Convention: Communication for Survival

[01/21/19]   Baltimore, Maryland, is an ideal location for the 105th Annual Convention, “Communication for Survival.” Baltimore, also known as the “Monumental City,” is near the early hunting grounds of the Susquehannocks and mere miles from both NCA’s headquarters and the United States Capitol. The largest city in Maryland, Baltimore is a city rich with abundant cultural opportunities, educational resources, and a thriving urban space. These spaces include the Mount Vernon neighborhood, just north of downtown, featuring fine dining and an exuberant nightlife, as well as the Hampden and Canton neighborhoods. Baltimore is home to Fort McHenry, whose defense during the Battle of Baltimore inspired The Star-Spangled Banner. Finally, the city is the former home of Freddie Gray, who lost his life while in police custody in April 2015, an event that helped spark a national movement.

The convention theme, “Communication for Survival,” is designed to help inspire us to think about the ways communication improves lives, helps people build relationships, sustain communities, change society for the better, and provide peace of mind. As scholars, teachers, students, leaders, and community members, I hope I can count on you to consider the ways communication can help people and the planet to survive. I imagine that convention attendees will be discussing change: the Black Lives Matter movement; the #metoo movement; international relations; apocalyptic rhetoric; driving while black or brown; homo sacer; the prison industrial complex; terrorism; economic crisis; natural and man-made disasters; gun violence; health care; and/or utilitarian and pragmatic approaches to communication. Additionally, the theme might inspire engagement with and innovation of current theoretical scholarship (e.g., social movement theory, theories of social change, neoliberalism, racial microaggressions, biopolitics and necropolitics, racial battle fatigue, queer futurity, integrated communication, negotiation, etc.).The theme is meant to challenge our community to think about the many ways in which communication can help improve our lives and our communities.

I look forward to your submissions and engaging in intelligent and transformative dialogue during our 105th Annual Convention in Baltimore.

Kent A. Ono
NCA First Vice President
University of Utah

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Virtual Reality Equals Empathy Per Stanford Research

https://patch.com/california/paloalto/virtual-reality-equals-empathy-stanford-research

patch.com Move over other computer devices -- using virtual reality opposed to other forms of communication heightened compassion.

[11/06/18]   We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City!
Visit our session first thing Thursday at 8am in the Salt Palace Ballroom F: “SPARK Breakout: Experiential Learning Through Cultural Diversity or Technical Means”

Then Friday at 11 in the Salt Palace Ballroom F: “SPARK Breakout: Experiential Learning with Non-Profit Organizations and Internal/External Community Members”

Followed by our Business Meeting in room 254B (Level 2).
Search our entire schedule on the app!

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Teens Are Protesting In-Class Presentations

Not precisely XL, but something of interest:
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/09/teens-think-they-shouldnt-have-to-speak-in-front-of-the-class/570061/

theatlantic.com Some students say having to speak in front of the class is an unreasonable burden for those with anxiety and are demanding alternative options.

[09/09/18]   Registering soon? Be sure to add Experiential Learning in Comm events to your schedule!

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Be sure to register for #NCA #Utah today to get that early bird registration rate!!

Tomorrow is the last day to get the discounted early bird registration rate for the NCA 104th Annual Convention. To qualify for the member registration rate, your membership must be current past December 1, 2018.

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Internship 101: How To Ace Your First Summer Job

https://www.forbes.com/sites/haleysuh/2018/07/11/internship-101-how-to-ace-your-first-summer-job/

forbes.com Here's how you can make the most out of your summer internship, according to program directors at some of the top companies in the country including Facebook and L'Oréal.

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College kids want to save the world, just don’t ask them to volunteer

https://www.fastcompany.com/40575356/college-kids-want-to-save-the-world-just-dont-ask-them-to-volunteer

fastcompany.com A new report finds that the number of college students volunteering has hit an all-time low.

[03/26/18]   Look at that! The submission deadline is almost here! Consider our circles session!

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