The lack of online public speaking courses has become a serious bottleneck for students who need or want to earn their degrees entirely online. During this panel discussion, attendees will learn how their faculty colleagues at other California colleges have designed, developed, and delivered oral communication courses fully online. Best practices will be offered and challenges will be noted, along with potential solutions (e.g., how students will present in an online format and how faculty/students can assess those presentations). I will moderate the discussion with three faculty panelists who are or recently have taught online oral communications courses, with special emphasis on public speaking.
• Describe how the addition of online oral communications courses will help more students complete their degrees and more quickly.
• Design and develop oral communications courses for effective online delivery.
• Deliver online oral communications courses for most effective learning and student engagement.