This article discusses the computer-assisted evaluation of speaking competencies in the basic speech course. Whenever a college-level course utilizes a number of instructors and sections, administrators responsible for ensuring the quality of that course become increasingly concerned about issues of equivalency or the extent to which students in the various sections of the course are receiving essentially the same educational experience. educators have recommended the use of student portfolios in courses featuring public speaking. In this instructional strategy, a student's work during a course is compiled and reviewed periodically throughout the academic term. This improvements will dramatically enhance record keeping for both teaching and research purposes.
Sawyer, C. R., & Behnke, R. R. (2001). Computer-assisted evaluation of speaking competencies in the basic speech course. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 30(3), 104–110.