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GEN102: Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace

GEN102: Week 1 – Discussion

Week 1 – Discussion

 The Digital Revolution [WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2]

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.

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Prepare: As you prepare to write your answer to the discussion prompt, review Modules 1 and 2, read the Week 1 Instructor Guidance, and watch the video (Links to an external site.) above. 
Reflect: Consider how the digital revolution has transformed your life. Try to think of unique innovations other than the common cell phone, laptop, or microwave oven. Reviewing what your classmates have already posted will help you avoid redundant choices. The more unique your response, the more conversation you will generate! Since technology is constantly evolving, think about how technological advances in the future might impact your life. What are some benefits and drawbacks to innovative technology? 
Write: For this discussion, address the following prompts:Discuss two ways in which technology has transformed the way you either learn, work, or live.Explain how these technologies have made your life easier or more complicated.Visit futureforall.org (Links to an external site.)futurism.com (Links to an external site.), or itechfuture.com (Links to an external site.). From these or any other similar website(s) you choose to review, select two futuristic ideas that interest you.Provide the link to the website you visited for each idea. If needed, review the tutorial: How Do I Create a Hyperlink in the Rich Content Editor as a Student? (Links to an external site.)Describe each idea in your own words.Discuss one benefit and one potential drawback of each idea.Your initial 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. Review the technological innovations your peer described and explain how their ideas may affect your life. Each peer response should be a minimum of 75 words.

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