Forums for COMM110
I have three forums for COMM110 that is due on Wednesday January 20th at 0900 EST.
Week 4 – Counseling Psychologist is my career interest topic.
Week 4 Forum: Location and Access
Research your topic, evaluate selected sources, and organize your sources using the Source Organization worksheet template.
During Week 2, you chose a career interest topic and created your project plan. This week’s assignment is to conduct research to locate, identify and carefully vet at least three (3) credible sources. Reviewing the directions for the Week 7 assignment now will be helpful before you begin to research.
In the Week 3 lesson, you read about Location and Access, the third step of the Big 6 research model. Essentially, this step helps you find and select the most relevant sources that support your project topic. Instead of randomly choosing a source that could work, select the best possible source from those available using the evaluation process presented in the Weeks 2 and 3 lessons. You will share your scholarly sources and write a robust summary as you complete the Source Organization Worksheet template.
Requirements for the Source Organization worksheet include: ·
· Download the template here: Source Organization Worksheet Template (in Word) (ATTACHED) or Source Organization Worksheet Template (in Excel)
· One (1) source must be scholarly, peer-reviewed and from the Trefrey library
· Other sources must be credible and appropriate for college research
· Robust source summaries must include an explanation of the contents of the source and the relevance of the source to your project’s topic.
· In the document complete Part I, explain the process of locating your sources and Part II the source information.
· Once the worksheet is complete, copy and paste it into the text box (not as an attachment). All sections of the template must be completed.
Week 5 – Pick any of the 4 Conversation Groups listed.
Week 5 Forum: Using and Synthesizing Information
Information and digital literacy impacts the decision-making process in multiple ways from academic research to personal interest. More than ever before, information is at our fingertips and coming at us with lightning speed. How do we sift and use this information? Step 4 of the Big 6 model relates to our use of information and the process of engaging and extracting relevant information. Next, Step 5 of the Big 6 approach focuses on synthesis of information.
Your instructor will set-up four (4) conversation groups this week in which you will select one or more topics to discuss which are of high interest to you. At a minimum, participate in one group, although you are welcome to participate in all group threads. Once the conversation is flowing, participate substantially with your peers to teach one another.
To begin, choose a topic from one of the discussion threads. Select a topic reference source, from the open web, which you deem credible and reliable. Read the source, extract the information and consider how you will engage your group members in the topic and information from the source. Be sure to include source attribution.
How will you synthesize and present the content of the source to share? What do you want your group members to know, and what do they need to know? How will you share the information so that the content is clear and concise? This is an opportunity for you to practice use of information and synthesis as you share with one another your own knowledge combined with a supporting source.
Health and Wellness
Buying a Car
Week 6 Forum: Digital Footprint: Privacy vs. Security
In the news we are constantly hearing about security breaches, invasion of personal privacy, and the increasing prevalence of our digital footprint. The increased availability of digital information presents concerns and challenges of privacy, accuracy, intellectual property rights, security, and censorship. As a global citizen, you need to be aware of these issues and how they impact your life.
Your instructor will set-up two (2) conversation groups this week in which you will select one topic to discuss which interests you. You are required to participate in one group, and are welcome to participate in the other. Once the conversation is flowing, participate substantively with your peers to learn from each other.
Conversation Group: Privacy
Privacy, as it relates to social media, video surveillance, drones, digital footprint or other topics as they relate to digital privacy. How does the electronic environment impact one’s right to privacy?
Conversation Group: Security
Security, as it relates to social media, video surveillance, drones, digital footprint or other topics as they relate to digital privacy. How does the electronic environment impact one’s personal security?
Using the Richard G. Trefry Library or another credible source, locate and read a quality article regarding digital privacy or security. Be sure to provide attribution for your source in the forum.
Once you have chosen the conversation group and found the source make an initial post to the forum and answer the following questions:
· What is the issue? Tell us about it as if we know nothing on the topic.
· What are the pros and cons of the issue?
· Why is the issue important?
· How might the issue impact your life?
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE MESSAGE ME. THANKS!