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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN102: Week 5 – Discussion

Week 5 – Discussion

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 Financial Literacy [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLO: 4]
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Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the GEN 102 Week Five: Financial Literacy video (Links to an external site.)Modules 9 and 10 in your course textbook, and the following website and web pages:Federal Student Aid (Links to an external site.)Financial Calculators  (Links to an external site.)What is Financial Literacy? (Links to an external site.)You might also consider reviewing:Financial Literacy, Beyond the Classroom (Links to an external site.)Goal Setting and Action Planning (Links to an external site.) 
Reflect: Think about your past, present, and future financial situation. Consider how each decision you make today will affect your financial future. These daily decisions can affect your finances and ultimate freedom to make decisions in the future positively or negatively, such as your ability to buy a home or to purchase a new vehicle. Over the past five weeks, you have learned the significance of using digital tools to support your needs and goals as a responsible digital citizen. Digital tools can also help you achieve and maintain financial freedom in your personal, academic, and professional life.  
Write: For this discussion, address ONE of the following prompts:Option 1:Visit one of the following web pages Calculators-Your Life, Your Money (Links to an external site.) or Financial Calculators (Links to an external site.). Select one financial calculator that interests you.Discuss one generalized financial goal for yourself and your family.Identify one financial calculator you could use to reach this goal.From Module 10.1 Strategies for Success: Tips for Saving from your course textbook, select one tip and explain how it will help you reach this financial goal.Option 2:Consider the following scenario:Your good friend Kyle would like to go back to school to complete a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education so that he can fulfill his dreams of teaching 2nd grade. Years ago, he started college, but work and life responsibilities got in the way of him finishing. He knows that you recently enrolled at Ashford University and wants to ask your advice as he plans his next move. In order to help pay for his tuition, he plans to borrow student loans. Kyle tells you that he wants to borrow the maximum amount of available loan money to buy his kids new shoes and go on a vacation to Hawaii.Based on the scenario above, address each of the following:Identify at least two pieces of useful information about student loans that Kyle should know to ensure he borrows responsibly. Review the Student Aid (Links to an external site.) website for suggestions.Describe a potential repercussion of borrowing the maximum amount of available loan money.From Module 10.1 Strategies for Success: Tips for Saving of your course textbook, select one tip that you would suggest for Kyle to use to help him reach his financial goal of going on a vacation to Hawaii.Your post should be at least 250 words. 
Respond to peers: Review your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7. Reply to one peer who chose the option you did not choose. What other strategies for financial success can you share with your classmates? What additional digital tools would you suggest or recommend to your classmates? Each participation post should be a minimum of 75 words.
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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN102: Week 4 – Assignment

Week 4 – Assignment

Professional Audit

[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5]

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Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment watch the Week 4 Assignment video (Links to an external site.), review the sample resumes, check Support U for resources including a model assignment, and read the following:• The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2018 (Links to an external site.) 
• Businessphrases.net Hard Skills list (Links to an external site.)
• Businessphrases.net Soft Skills list (Links to an external site.)
 
Reflect: Once you are ready to take the next step in your professional journey, digital tools can help you prepare for and find that perfect position. Think about the tools you have in your personal skillset. What strengths will you highlight in your career search? Consider your past work experience to help you decide which resume template to complete. If you already have considerable work history and education under your belt, then the reverse chronological resume is the one to choose. However, if your work history is limited or consists of several short jobs, a functional resume might be the better option as it places more emphasis on skills than work history. 
Write: Select and complete the template that best fits your experience and background:• Professional Audit Worksheet: Functional Resume  download
• Professional Audit Worksheet: Reverse Chronological Resume downloadSave your work and then submit your worksheet using the Assignment Submission button. If needed watch the Introduction to Waypoint and Originality Reports (Links to an external site.) video for instructions. Verify your submission was successful.
 

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Late policy: Written assignments are due on the specified days in the course. Written assignments will be subject to a late penalty of up to 10% per day up to three days late. If written assignments are submitted after 72 hours past the due date, instructors can give a penalty up to and including a grade of 0% for the assignment.

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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN103: Week 5 – Final Assignment

Week 5 – Final Assignment

All Sources Annotated Bibliography

[WLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5 [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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GEN103 All Sources Annotated Bibliography Assignment (Links to an external site.) Video

Prior to working on this assignment,

To prepare for this week’s assignment, apply the feedback your instructor gave you to revise your Week 3 assignment. To learn how to view the comments on your papers watch the Waypoint: Accessing Assignment Feedback (Links to an external site.) video

This week, you will complete your annotated bibliography

  1. Find two appropriate non-scholarly sources using a search engine such as Google or Bing.
  2. Create APA references for the non-scholarly sources.
  3. Write annotations for the two non-scholarly sources.
  4. Include references and annotations for the sources from Week 3.
  5. Develop a thesis statement based on your research question.

Find Two Appropriate Non-Scholarly Sources Using a Search Engine such as Google or Bing

Locate the search terms you developed in Week 3. Use them and a search engine (like Google or Bing) to find two non-scholarly sources that address your research question. In order to be appropriate, these sources must pass the CRAAP test.

The non-scholarly source may be any of these types of sources:

  • A newspaper or magazine article (not an editorial).
  • An article from a professional organization website or trade journal (e.g., science, medical, etc.).
  • An article or report from a .gov website.
  • A blog post written by an expert on the topic.

The non-scholarly source may not be

  • A book or book chapter.
  • A scholarly article.
  • A reference source (e.g., encyclopedia, almanac, dictionary).

Be sure to copy and record the URL (web address) of the non-scholarly sources that you choose so you can include it in your reference.

Create APA References for the Two Non-Scholarly Sources

Remember what you learned about how to format references in the APA Skill Check on creating references. Then, create the APA references for both sources in the All Sources Annotated Bibliography template  download. Check your references using the Ashford Writing Center’s Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) to ensure they are correct. Also, you may view the Week 5 Annotated Bibliography Example  downloadto review correct format.

Write Annotations for the Two Non-Scholarly Sources

Now, you will write annotation for the two sources. The annotations must be in your own words, two paragraphs long, and address the points below. Provide brief descriptions, explanations or examples to support your answers.

Paragraph 1:

  • What kind of source is this?
  • What is the thesis or main claim of the source?
  • What evidence or claims does the source present in support of the thesis? Present at least two examples of support the source uses.
  • What other important claims does the source make?

Paragraph 2: Evaluate

  • How adequately does the source support its thesis?
  • How current is the information in the source relative to your research question?
  • How credible and authoritative is the source for your research question?
  • What limitations, if any, did you note in the source?
  • How does the source help answer your research question?

Include references and annotations for sources from Week 3

Review the feedback from your instructor on your Week 3 Assignment.  Make any revisions or corrections you think will improve your submission.  Insert the revised references and annotations into the appropriate sections of your All Sources Annotated Bibliography template.

Develop a Thesis Statement Based on Your Research Question

Use the Turning Your Research Question into a Thesis Statement worksheet  downloadto help create your thesis statement. Your thesis statement should summarize the conclusions you came to after researching your topic and be no more than two sentences long. Note: you will not submit this worksheet for grading but will paste the thesis you develop at the beginning of your bibliography.

To make sure your submission is as strong as it can be it is recommended you:

The Final Annotated Bibliography

  • Must be double-spaced, include a title page and be formatted according to APA style as outlined on the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) APA Formatting page. It should not include a References page.
  • Must use the All Sources Annotated Bibliography template provided in the assignment instructions.
  • Must use two scholarly articles, one e-book, and two non-scholarly sources.
  • The Source Types handout  downloadoffers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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GEN103: Week 5 – Discussion 2

Week 5 – Discussion 2

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All posts due by day 7 (Monday). Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.

Week 5 – Open Forum [CLO: 1]

ur instructor through email or in the Ask Your Instructor Forum).

Prepare.pngPrepare:Take a few minutes to think about this course and the material covered in the course so far.
Reflect.pngReflect: Reflect on what you found interesting, surprising, or confusing in this past week. What did you learn that caused you to understand an issue differently? What habits, tips, or resources did you discover that helped you to complete your course work more effectively or efficiently? Cite clear examples and details to support your post.
Write.pngWrite:This discussion forum is an opportunity for you to explore topics that interest you, share critical insights and questions that you are working with, share your struggles and triumphs, and discuss difficulties that may have arisen this week, hopefully finding solutions. Your posts should describe your experiences in the course this past week, prompting further discussion. You should address at least one of the following questions:What struck you in particular as you explored the course materials this week?How might you apply this information to your life in the future?What insights have you had?What have you been struggling with?What questions have come up for you at this point?What helpful tips have you picked up in this course or in a past course?What questions do you about the assignment that your classmates might be able to help with? (If you have a question for the instructor, be sure to contact your instructor through email or Canvas messaging.).You are required to post at least 100 total words in this forum this week. You can post one time or ten times; the only requirements are you post at least 100 words total and you engage in conversation related to course. Ask questions, answer questions, provide extra resources you found that are interesting, or engage in a debate about something you learned this week.Provide a full explanation of the issues you discuss in your posts. For example, if you write that you had difficulty finding sources for your annotated bibliography, explain where in the process you had difficulty. Was it thinking of search terms? Did your search locate too many sources that were not relevant to your topic? Did your search return too few results? Did you have difficulty finding credible sources?Students who post early in the week, using this forum to engage their classmates on a regular basis, tend to do well and learn more from the course. 
Discuss.pngRespond to Peers: When responding to your classmates, be sure to elaborate. For example, if you write that you also found a specific topic interesting, explain what about that topic you found interesting and why. Is it the same aspects of the topic that your classmate found interesting?If you notice a classmate is struggling with something that you can help with, use your responses as a way to support them. Helping out your classmates will not only benefit them, but it will also help to solidify your own knowledge.Note: If you have a question, you should contact your instructor through email or Canvas messaging. This open forum is a place for you to collaborate and connect with your classmates as well as support one another. Your instructor will monitor this board and may post, but he/she is not expected to answer all questions.Open Forum Discussion Board Requirements: Write 100 words total.Relate all posts to the course content.Submit posts by Day 7 of the learning week.Use Canvas messaging or email for questions specifically for your instructor. 

There is no grading rubric for this open forum, and the discussion is worth 1% of your grade.

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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN103: Week 5 – Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Academic Integrity [WLOs: 1, 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Prepare.pngPrepare:Read the Ashford University Catalog Academic Integrity (Links to an external site.) and Academic Dishonesty (Links to an external site.)Read Module 5 in your course textbook.Find a piece of online writing that uses information unethically. For example, it might be a source that fabricates information, a photo or graphic that is altered in misleading way, an example of deceptive Internet advertising, or some other type of unethical use of information. 
Reflect.pngReflect:Reflect on all the concepts from the catalog and course textbook and how they might help you to become a better scholar and professional.Consider how you can apply your understanding of ethical use of information to the materials you see and read daily.Think about how the online writing or graphic you selected uses information unethically. 
Write.pngWrite:Identify two key elements of the catalog’s Academic Integrity (Links to an external site.) and Academic Dishonesty (Links to an external site.) sections and describe how you feel these elements are important to you as a scholar and professional.Explain how the online writing or graphic you chose uses information unethically. In your explanation, be sure to refer to the two key elements you identified in the previous step.Develop a strategy for how you, as a scholar, could avoid making this same ethical mistake?Your initial post must be at least 350 words and address all of the prompt’s elements.You must cite and reference any sources that you use in your posts, including your textbook or any other sources of information that you use. Please refer to the Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) for help with citing and referencing your sources. 
Discuss.pngRespond to Peers:Review several of your peers’ posts and respond to at least three of them. You are required to post in the board on at least three days during the learning week.Your responses to your classmates must be substantive. Share ideas, explore differences, and think critically about your classmates’ posts. Bring in information from your textbook, classroom resources or other credible sources that you find to contribute to the discussion. You are invited to share relevant audio, video, or images in your responses. You must cite and reference any sources you use, even in your responses to your classmates. 

The grading rubric is based on 10 points, and the discussion is worth 5 % of your grade.

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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN103: Week 4 – Discussion 2

Week 4 – Discussion 2

All posts due by Day 7 (Monday). Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.

Week 4 – Open Forum [CLO: 1]
Prepare.pngPrepare:Take a few minutes to think about this course and the material covered in the course so far. 
Reflect.pngReflect: Reflect on what you found interesting, surprising, or confusing in this past week. What did you learn that caused you to understand an issue differently? What habits, tips, or resources did you discover that helped you to complete your course work more effectively or efficiently? Cite clear examples and details to support your post.
Write.pngWrite: This discussion forum is an opportunity for you to explore topics that interest you, share critical insights and questions that you are working with, share your struggles and triumphs, and discuss difficulties that may have arisen this week, hopefully finding solutions. Your posts should describe your experiences in the course this past week, prompting further discussion. You should address at least one of the following questions:What struck you in particular as you explored the course materials this week?How might you apply this information to your life in the future?What insights have you had?What have you been struggling with?What questions have come up for you at this point?What helpful tips have you picked up in this course or in a past course?What questions do you about the assignment that your classmates might be able to help with? (If you have a question for the instructor, be sure to contact your instructor through email or Canvas messaging.).You are required to post at least 100 total words in this forum this week. You can post one time or ten times; the only requirements are you post at least 100 words total and you engage in conversation related to course. Ask questions, answer questions, provide extra resources you found that are interesting, or engage in a debate about something you learned this week.Provide a full explanation of the issues you discuss in your posts. For example, if you write that you had difficulty finding sources for your annotated bibliography, explain where in the process you had difficulty. Was it thinking of search terms? Did your search locate too many sources that were not relevant to your topic? Did your search return too few results? Did you have difficulty finding credible sources?Students who post early in the week, using this forum to engage their classmates on a regular basis, tend to do well and learn more from the course. 
Discuss.pngRespond to Peers: When responding to your classmates, be sure to elaborate. For example, if you write that you also found a specific topic interesting, explain what about that topic you found interesting and why. Is it the same aspects of the topic that your classmate found interesting?If you notice a classmate is struggling with something that you can help with, use your responses as a way to support them. Helping out your classmates will not only benefit them, but it will also help to solidify your own knowledge.Note: If you have a question, you should contact your instructor through email or Canvas messaging. This open forum is a place for you to collaborate and connect with your classmates as well as support one another. Your instructor will monitor this board and may post, but he/she is not expected to answer all questions.Open Forum Discussion Board Requirements: Write 100 words total.Relate all posts to the course content.Submit posts by Day 7 of the learning week.Use Canvas messaging or email for questions specifically for your instructor. 

There is no grading rubric for this open forum, and the discussion is worth 1% of your grade.

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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN103: Week 4 – Discussion 1

Week 4 – Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

The CRAAP Test [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]
Prepare.pngPrepare: Read Module 3 of your course textbook and review the Evaluating Information—Applying the CRAAP Test (Links to an external site.)Watch the GEN103 Determining Authority  (Links to an external site.)and GEN103 Determining Currency (Links to an external site.)Find a non-scholarly web page that relates to your research question (you can use this web page for your annotated bibliography). Keep in mind you are to find a web page and not a website. Review the Websites versus Web Pages handout  downloadto be sure you understand the difference between the two.Examine your chosen non-scholarly web page for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose.
Reflect.pngReflect:Reflect on the elements of the CRAAP test and how each one indicates the credibility and reliability of a source.Consider how your evaluation of each of these elements affects your understanding of the strength of the source.Think about why it is important to evaluate any web page that you plan to rely on for information. 
Write.pngWrite:Apply the CRAAP test to your source.For each of the CRAAP criteria, start a new paragraph.In each paragraph, state which criterion you are addressing and evaluate the source based on that criterion.Provide specific examples to support your evaluation.Evaluate your source’s overall strength based on the elements of the CRAAP test. Is this source appropriate to use in answering to your research question, why or why not?Explain one thing you have learned from the process of doing this CRAAP test.Provide a properly formatted APA reference to the web page at the end of your initial post.Your initial post must be at least 350 words and address all of the prompt’s elements.You must cite and reference any sources that you use in your posts, including your textbook or any other sources of information that you use. Please refer to the Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) for help with citing and referencing your sources. 
Discuss.pngRespond to Peers: Review several of your peers’ posts and respond to at least three of them. You are required to post in the board on at least three days during the learning week.Your responses to your classmates must be substantive. Share ideas, explore differences, and think critically about your classmates’ posts. Bring in information from your textbook, classroom resources or other credible sources that you find to contribute to the discussion. You are invited to share relevant audio, video, or images in your responses. You must cite and reference any sources you use, even in your responses to your classmates. 

The grading rubric is based on 10 points, and the discussion is worth 5 % of your grade.

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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN103: Week 3 – Assignment

Library Sources Annotated Bibliography

[WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,

To prepare for this week’s assignment, consider the feedback your instructor gave you on your Week 1 research question and make necessary revisions. To learn how to view the comments on your papers watch the Waypoint: Accessing Assignment Feedback (Links to an external site.) video.

This week, you will continue working on your annotated bibliography. If needed review the Week 3 Annotated Bibliography Example  downloadhandout:

  1. Develop search terms based on your research question.
  2. Find two scholarly journal articles and one e-book with the help of Ashford Library Chat.
  3. Construct APA Style references for these sources.
  4. Write annotations for these sources.
  5. Copy and paste the chat transcript to the end of the document.

Develop Search Terms

To start this assignment, complete the Generating Search Terms worksheet  download. The Generating Search Terms worksheet will help you select the major concepts in your revised research question. Note: You will not submit this worksheet, but will need it for Step 2.

Find Two Scholarly Journal Articles and One E-Book

Now you are ready to search for scholarly journal articles and one e-book. Review the steps for using FindIt@AU by completing the GEN 103: Introduction to the Ashford University Library (Links to an external site.) tutorial.

  • Consult with Ashford Library Chat (Links to an external site.) to find relevant search results. You will select the first scholarly journal article from these results.
    • Bring your revised research question and two to five search terms to the chat session.
    • Once the chat sessions ends, a transcript of your chat will be sent to the e-mail address you’ve provided. You will include the chat transcript as part of the assignment.
    • Download and save the full text article so you can review it later.

For each source, make note of the information you need to construct references and locate each source again.

Construct APA References for These Sources

Remembering what you learned about how to format references in the APA Skill Activity, construct APA references for your sources. Write those references in the Library Sources Annotated Bibliography template  download. Check your reference format using the Ashford Writing Center’s Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) to ensure they are correct.

Write Annotations for These Sources

Now, you will write annotations for the two scholarly articles and one e-book. Write the annotations in your own words on the Library Sources Annotated Bibliography template. The annotations must be two paragraphs long and must address the points below. Provide brief descriptions or explanations to support your answers:

Paragraph 1: Summarize

  • What kind of source is this?
  • What is the thesis or main claim of the source?
  • What evidence or claims does the source present in support of the thesis? Present at least two examples of support the source uses.
  • What other important claims does the source make?

Paragraph 2: Evaluate

  • How adequately does the source support its thesis?
  • How current is the information in the source relative to your research question?
  • How credible and authoritative is the source for your research question?
  • What limitations, if any, did you note in the source?
  • How does the source help answer your research question?

Copy and Paste the Chat Transcript to the End of the Document

To make sure your submission is as strong as it can be it is recommended you:

The Library Sources Annotated Bibliography

  • Must be double-spaced, include a title page, and be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). It should not include a References page.
  • Must use the Library Sources Annotated Bibliography template provided in the assignment instructions.
  • Must use two scholarly journal articles and one e-book.
  • The Source Types handout  downloadoffers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN103: Week 3 – Discussion 2

Week 3 – Discussion 2

All posts due by Day 7 (Monday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. 

Week 3 – Open Forum [CLO: 1]
Prepare IconPrepare: Take a few minutes to think about this course and the material covered in the course so far.
Reflect IconReflect: Reflect on what you found interesting, surprising, or confusing in this past week. What did you learn that caused you to understand an issue differently? What habits, tips, or resources did you discover that helped you to complete your course work more effectively or efficiently? Cite clear examples and details to support your post.
Write IconWrite: This discussion forum is an opportunity for you to explore topics that interest you, share critical insights and questions that you are working with, share your struggles and triumphs, and discuss difficulties that may have arisen this week, hopefully finding solutions. Your posts should describe your experiences in the course this past week, prompting further discussion. You should address at least one of the following questions:What struck you in particular as you explored the course materials this week?How might you apply this information to your life in the future?What insights have you had?What have you been struggling with?What questions have come up for you at this point?What helpful tips have you picked up in this course or in a past course?What questions do you haveabout the assignment that your classmates might be able to help with? (If you have a question for the instructor, be sure to contact your instructor through email or Canvas messaging).You are required to post at least 100 total words in this forum this week. You can post one time or ten times; the only requirements are you post at least 100 words total and you engage in conversation related to course. Ask questions, answer questions, provide extra resources you found that are interesting, or engage in a debate about something you learned this week.Provide a full explanation of the issues you discuss in your posts. For example, if you write that you had difficulty finding sources for your annotated bibliography, explain where in the process you had difficulty. Was it thinking of search terms? Did your search locate too many sources that were not relevant to your topic? Did your search return too few results? Did you have difficulty finding credible sources?Students who post early in the week, using this forum to engage their classmates on a regular basis, tend to do well and learn more from the course. 
Discuss IconRespond to Peers:When responding to your classmates, be sure to elaborate. For example, if you write that you also found a specific topic interesting, explain what about that topic you found interesting and why. Is it the same aspects of the topic that your classmate found interesting?If you notice a classmate is struggling with something that you can help with, use your responses as a way to support them. Helping out your classmates will not only benefit them, but it will also help to solidify your own knowledge.Note: If you have a question, you should contact your instructor through email or Canvas messaging. This open forum is a place for you to collaborate and connect with your classmates as well as support one another. Your instructor will monitor this board and may post, but he/she is not expected to answer all questions.Open Forum Discussion Board RequirementsWrite 100 words total.Relate all posts to the course content.Submit posts by Day 7 of the learning week.Use Canvas messaging or email for questions specifically for your instructor  

There is no grading rubric for this open forum, and the discussion is worth 1% of your grade.

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GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN103: Week 3 – Discussion 1

Week 3 – Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Scholarly and Popular Sources [WLOs: 4, 5] [CLOs: 2, 3]
Prepare.pngPrepare:Watch the GEN103 Scholarly & Popular Resources (Links to an external site.) and How to Read a Scholarly Article (Links to an external site.) videos, and review the Source Types  downloadhandout,Read this scholarly, peer-reviewed article:Ajunwa, I., Crawford, K., & Ford, J. S. (2016). Health and big data: An ethical framework for health information collection by corporate wellness programsJournal of Law, Medicine & Ethics44(3), 474–480. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073110516667943Depending on first letter of your last name, read one of the following:A-I
Ajunwa, I. (2017, January 19). Workplace wellness programs could be putting your health data at risk (Links to an external site.)Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2017/01/workplace-wellness-programs-could-be-putting-your-health-data-at-riskJ-QHancock, J. (2015, October 2). Workplace wellness programs put employee privacy at risk (Links to an external site.)CNN. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2015/09/28/health/workplace-wellness-privacy-risk-exclusive/index.htmlR-ZHannon, K., & Next Avenue. (2016, May 29). New rules on wellness programs spark privacy worries (Links to an external site.)Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/05/29/new-rules-on-wellness-programs-spark-privacy-worries/#6fc33f205ad5
 
Reflect.pngReflect: You read two articles that address the same topic but are different types of sources. Consider the following questions:What characteristics make the sources different?How do those differences add to or detract from the credibility of the sources?How could you use each of the sources in school, at work, or in your personal life? Think of at least two specific examples. 
Write.pngWrite:  Based on your learning in the Prepare and Reflect sections above, write at least three paragraphs that fully address the prompt below. Cite any sources you use or refer to.Identify the type of source you read in addition to the scholarly, peer-reviewed article. Who is the audience for each source? How does the intended audience affect the choice of language, images, and organization?Analyze the credibility of the two sources that you read. What specific features of the articles led you to conclude the source was or was not credible? Provide at least one specific example for each source.Explain how each source might be used to address a specific information need. What research situations would be appropriate for each source? What concerns would you have about using the sources in those situations?Your initial post must be at least 350 words and address all of the prompt’s elements.You must cite and reference any sources that you use in your posts, including your textbook or any other sources of information that you use. Please refer to the Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) for help with citing and referencing your sources 
Discuss.pngRespond to Peers:Review several of your peers’ posts and respond to at least three of them. You are required to post in the board on at least three days during the learning week.Your responses to your classmates must be substantive. Share ideas, explore differences, and think critically about your classmates’ posts. Bring in information from your textbook, classroom resources or other credible sources that you find to contribute to the discussion. You are invited to share relevant audio, video, or images in your responses. You must cite and reference any sources you use, even in your responses to your classmates. 

The grading rubric is based on 10 points, and the discussion is worth 5 % of your grade.