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    Total Marks 5
    Starting Date Monday, August 19, 2019
    Closing Date Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    Status Open
    Question Description
    Semester “Spring 2019”

    MCM301 – Communication Skills

    This is to inform you that Graded Discussion Board (GDB)

    has been opened according to the following schedule

    Discussion Topic

    “Effective Communication”


    Opening Date and Time

    August 19, 2019 At 12:01 A.M. (Mid-Night)

    Closing Date and Time

    August 20, 2019 At 11:59 P.M. (Mid-Night)

    Note: No extra or bonus/grace period is available for attempting GBD.

    Discussion Question

    Effective Communication skills play a vital role in establishing one’s personality. Consider the personality of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan and Ex-Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, discuss who possess the best communication skills? Support your answer with logical arguments.

    Note: Focus your discussion on the Verbal & Non-Verbal Skills of communication.


    Read the following instructions before giving your comments on GDB:

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    Do not copy or exchange your answer with other students. Two identical / copied comments will be marked Zero (0) and may damage your grade in the course.
    Books, websites and other reading material may be consulted before posting your comments but copying or reproducing the text from books, websites and other reading materials is strictly prohibited. Such comments will be marked as Zero (0).
    Obnoxious or ignoble answer should be strictly avoided.

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    @zareen said in MCM301 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion:

    compared to students in a distance learning environment.

    The key difference between Live learning and distance learning is geography. Students can be together with an instructor and use online learning, but distance learning implies that students and instructor are separated.

    The big differences include:

    1. Location
    2. Interaction
    3. Intention

    A comparison of live and distance teaching and learning has been undertaken to ascertain the focal point that would justify the best-preferred option as far as teaching and learning in DE is concerned. This study is particularly important because as higher education institutions are faced with the challenge of huge number of prospective students seeking higher education in the midst of inadequate infrastructures, it becomes very necessary to look at DE as an option with a combination of different modes of delivering instruction. At the Virtual University of Pakistan, some faculties and departments, especially the distance education department, have adopted the live and online modes of delivering instruction. The pursuit of which would require a critical overview of the two modes to ascertain the strengths, weaknesses and how the two can complement each other for effective delivery of instruction to cater to a large number of students. The review suggested that academics or lecturers should endeavor to adopt the blended or hybrid mode in their teaching and learning. Policy decision makers can also use this study as it provides information on better practices as far as the blended mode of teaching and learning in higher education institutions is concerned.

    We should only use the educational tools that fit your needs.

    At the same time, we also believe that Live learning is superior to distance learning. But in a pinch, distance learning is still a good way to educate students.

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    In traditional universities, students face their teachers in a live environment due to which their communication skills are more refined as compared to students in a distance learning environment.

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    The way you look, listen, move, and react to another person tells them more about how you’re feeling than words alone ever can. Nonverbal communication, or body language, includes facial expressions, body movement and gestures, eye contact, posture, the tone of your voice, and even your muscle tension and breathing.

    Developing the ability to understand and use nonverbal communication can help you connect with others, express what you really mean, navigate challenging situations, and build better relationships at home and work.

    You can enhance effective communication by using open body language—arms uncrossed, standing with an open stance or sitting on the edge of your seat, and maintaining eye contact with the person you’re talking to.
    You can also use body language to emphasize or enhance your verbal message—patting a friend on the back while complimenting him on his success, for example, or pounding your fists to underline your message.
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    The way you behave with others reflects your personality. … Effective Communication skills play a crucial role in honing one’s personality. Communication helps individuals to express themselves in the most convincing way.

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