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Interpersonal Communication- Vantage Learning Platform

Interpersonal Communication- Vantage Learning Platform

Fifth Edition

October 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Interpersonal Communication, Fifth Edition

With its unique skill-building approach, Interpersonal Communication, Fifth Edition provides students with the knowledge and practice they need to make effective choices as communicators in today's rapidly changing, technologically advanced, and diverse society.  

About Interpersonal Communication – Vantage Learning Platform, Fifth Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love. 

Interpersonal Communication, Fifth Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative

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Chapter 1. Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 2. Culture and Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 3. Perception, the Self, and Others
Chapter 4. Communicating Verbally
Chapter 5. Communicating Nonverbally
Chapter 6. Effective Listening and Responding
Chapter 7. Interpersonal Communication and Emotion
Chapter 8. Communicating Personal Disclosures
Chapter 9. Interpersonal Conflict
Chapter 10. Communicating in Close Relationships
Chapter 11. Communicating with Families, Friends, and Romantic Partners

With Vantage, I set up my course in under 10 minutes, which is unheard of...And it benefitted students, they did all the right things in all the right places. I love Vantage!” 

Karin Machluf, Instructor
Penn State Scranton

“I think that Vantage [is] an ideal system that will promote engagement of students.”

Linda Trautman
Ohio University

“What I most like about Vantage is that my students are coming into class preparedStudent performance after implementing Vantage is incredible. It used to be out of 40 or 50 students, I had 4 or 5 A’s… and now instead of having that bulk of grades in the C’s, they’re in the A’s. We know that reading increases performance, but this is a really tangible way to see that.” 

Karen Deeming, Instructor
Merced College

“I am really excited to have tools that help motivate students to actually do the reading…”

Emily Hopkins
University of Scranton

“...Really going to deepen students’ understanding and...boost their comprehension.”

Daniel Okamura
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“I have used every other major digital platform that exists, and I can say that Vantage has no equal.”

William Parent, Instructor
San Jacinto College

“My learners really enjoyed the SAGE Vantage experience. Many of them said it forced them to read, which aided in their comprehension…The feedback I received is that they all really enjoyed the interactive nature of the program, as well as the [number] of activities…”     

Daniel Amoruso, Instructor
Boise State University

“…[It’s] easy to read, it’s just straightforward.”

Melissa, Student
Stockton University

The faculty liked Dan O’hair’s book better

Melissa Benton
Communication/Journalism, Webster University
August 12, 2023
Key features


Features instructors love

Features students love  

  • Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings. 
  • Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.
    • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments. 
    • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
    • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts.
    • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.   
    • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video and self-assessment activities—build critical thinking and data literacy  while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey. 
  • Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students. 
  • Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.
  • Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from SAGE. 
    • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content.  
    • Dedicated Technical Support. We are proud to offer robust technical assistance from our team of SAGE educational technology experts based in New York. Instructors and students can access extended weekday and weekend support via phone, email, and online communication. 
    • Live and Self-Service Training. Synchronous training sessions are available to every Vantage adopter and complement our full suite of self-service “how-to” tools. Guided walk-throughs of basic and advanced Vantage features and live Q & A discussions empower you to personalize your course design and determine how Vantage can best support your teaching goals.


  • New to this edition:
    • New chapter-opening vignettes start off each chapter with an example that reinforces key concepts using current examples like social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
    • New Technology and Social Media sections explain how chapter topics are connected to and affected by social media and technology.
    • Reinforcing the skill-building approach, new Skill-Set sections provide students with key skills to help improve communication.
  • Online “Self-Assessments” within each chapter, exclusively in Vantage, allow students to reflect and build their skills by completing a questionnaire of their communication behaviors and attitudes.
  • IPC Careers and IPC Around Us features help students discover the relevance of interpersonal communication in their everyday lives.
  • IPC Voices features provide insight from students' perspectives while learning different concepts about interpersonal communication.
  • Apply It! features give students multiple opportunities to apply the theories they are learning to their life experiences.
  • Chapter wrap-ups and questions for reflection provide students with opportunities to assess what they have learned in the chapter.

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