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GEN102: Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace

GEN102: Week 1 – Assignment

Week 1 – Assignment

Technology Self-Assessment

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

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Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Modules 1 and 2 of your course textbook and complete the A Closer Look at Hardware and Software (Links to an external site.) activity. Review and familiarize yourself with the resources on the Digital Tools page, Microsoft Digital Literacy: Essential Skills with the Digital Literacy Curriculum (Links to an external site.), and in your Support U. Click Week 1 Assignment video (Links to an external site.) to view or visit Support U below to find resources each week that will help you complete your written assignments. 
Reflect: Think about how we rely on electronic devices to maximize our experiences, solve problems, and enhance our lives. Consider how you will utilize the different resources available through Ashford University and leverage different kinds of technology to help you be successful. 
Write: In a four-paragraph essay that is two pages in length, address the following bullet points:Paragraph 1: Identify the types of devices you can use to access your online classroom. Describe the benefits and drawbacks of using each device for coursework. Which device(s) will you primarily use for school and why?Paragraph 2: Explore the Ashford Resources and other tools (Microsoft, Portfolium, Textbook, and Canvas) on the Digital Tools page. Select one of the Ashford resources and two of the other tools and explain how they will help you meet your academic and professional goals.Paragraph 3: Identify two types of data storage and discuss the benefits and potential drawbacks of each. Which one will you choose for your personal plan to organize and save your digital coursework?Paragraph 4: Describe your strengths when it comes to being digitally literate. Explain the areas you are most interested in learning more about and improving upon to better prepare yourself for academic success and your future career goals. 

The paper must be double-spaced and written in 12-point, Times New Roman font.

Upon completion of this assignment, you will need to save your assignment document to your computer as a Microsoft Word document (e.g., save as Smith Week 1 Assignment) and submit it using the Assignment Submission button.

 Watch Introduction to Waypoint and Originality Reports (Links to an external site.) for instructions.

What if I do not have Microsoft Word?

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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