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EDD 8200: Assignment Help

EDD 8200: Communication Styles Assignment Help

This guide provides access to library resources that support EDD 8200.

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Lead Faculty (Content Area)

Dr. David B. Ross, Professor (

Assignment 1

The rubric for this assignment is located below; however, please refer to your specific faculty member’s expectations and grading.

This first assignment will cover scholarly communication models and how to utilize them in your environment. Professional communication is extremely important when having dialogue with co-workers, faculty, college student peers, and even family members. Having respectful dialogue is important as we should actively listen, consider other individual’s opinion and values, be aware of your visual cues, do not overpower others in meetings or dialogues/debates, speak the truth regarding of information, and always consider yourself in a professional setting. 

Considering there are a vast amount of communication models and scholarly sources published on communication, for this assignment one, you will research the following three chosen Models of Communication:

(a) linear/transmission,

(b) interactive, and

(c) transactional.

Please review the following examples of each communication model. Faculty use the linear (i.e., transmission) model to send information to students via announcements, pre-recorded ZOOM lectures, and other pertinent information within Canvas platform, which is designed to send information that could be important to ones success in a doctoral-level program. The interactive model of communication is based on how two consumers of information interact to develop relationships or engage their customers or in our situation, for faculty to engage students by utilizing interactive features of technology such as ZOOM. Although communication is important, this model is more about the interaction between individuals than the message. The transaction model builds dialogue between two or more individuals with the important process of feedback. An example of this model is when a faculty member reviews a student’s submission and immediately returns it with feedback. This immediate feedback is designed to help the student readily improve in future submissions and research. Please note that this type of communication is two-way as stated in the interactive model, but more direct and rapid. Faculty use this feedback process in the strategic research project.

Informational Note: The following are models established by certain scholars:

Linear Model: Aristotle’s, Shannon-Weaver’s, Lasswell’s, and Berlo’s SMCR Model;

Interactive Model: Osgood-Schramm and Westley, and Maclean’s Models;

Transactional Model: Wilbur Schramm’s, Barnlund’s, Dance’s Helical, and Eugene White’s models.


Now that you have a background regarding these three models of communication, explain how you would professionally use each model in three separate settings:

(a) work,

(b) college courses, and

(c) personal.

You will write at least three "full" pages of content regarding what you learned from these three communication models and how you plan to utilize them in the real world of work, college, and personal interactions, not via generative artificial intelligence. Each model will require at least two current scholarly articles, which totals six current scholarly sources (published in the last seven years). Please note that all paragraphs must be synthesized with at least two current scholarly sources; therefore, do not limit yourself to the minimum of six scholarly sources, as you might need more sources to validate your claims. All paragraphs must contain at least 5 to 6 "academic level" sentences.

Note: Since there are no assigned textbooks, students will need to conduct their own current scholarly research to answer all assignment requirements. In addition, please review the faculty-student compact located in the modules under policies. No generative artificial intelligence can be used as sources for assignments. No secondary sources can be used for assignments. No direct quotes can be used for assignments.

Note: Some faculty members utilize the announcement link to upload more information regarding the assignment. Please review their individual expectations.

Dr. David B. Ross, Professor (Lead Faculty Content Area) - Suggested Readings

Frame Shifting - Communication

Global Leadership - Frame Shifting

El Sawy, O. A., & Pauchant, T. C. (1988). Triggers, Templates and Twitches in the Tracking of Emerging Strategic Issues. Strategic Management Journal, 9(5), 455–473.

A longitudinal investigation of group tracking of potential new applications and markets created by an emerging technology (cellular telephones) is used to gain more understanding of the shifts of cognitive frames of reference in the environmental tracking of emerging strategic issues. The dynamics of frame of reference shifts is examined through the derivation and operationalization of the concepts of templates, triggers and twitches. The results posit that examining the frame of reference shifts can be more informative than examining the frames themselves. Implications for strategic management practice and research are addressed.