Project #35034 - GEN499

I had another Scholar bid on all of my classwork for my current class and has backed out at the last minute. I have 2 discussions and responses that are due tomorrow, and then my final paper that is due monday. I am sorry for the last minute post of this but i am quite upset myself that i was left in the air like this. I am posting the discussions and final paper here.

 

Week Five Learning Outcomes

This week students will:

  1. Investigate the challenges and benefits of technology in relation to global citizenship.
  2. Apply research techniques that examine the influence of academic knowledge and professional pursuits on societal concerns.
  3. Relate the principles of general education to personal and academic growth.
     


Overview

Assignment

Due Date

Format

Grading Percent

Discussion 1: Technology and Globalization Day 3
(1st post)
Discussion

4
Discussion 2: Reflecting on General Education Day 3
(1st post)
Discussion

3
Assignment: Final Research Paper Day 7 Final Research Paper

25


Readings

  1. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Technology and Globalization,” read the following articles found in EBSCO Host in the Ashford Online Library:
    • Batchelor, B. (2011, March). Digital technology and teaching American culture. Journal of American Culture, 34(1), 49-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-734X.2011.00763.x
      This cultural studies essay addresses the impact of technology on global popular culture. The essay examines the foreign growth of American corporations and the changing ways in which information is processed by students.
    • Zembylas, M., & Vrasidas, C. (2005, January/February). Globalization, information, and communication technologies, and the prospect of a ‘global village’: Promises of inclusion or electronic colonization? Journal of Curriculum Studies, 37(1), 19. doi: 10.1080/0022027032000190687
      This article discusses the reciprocal relationships among globalization and technology and the associated challenges of a “global village” and the demand for critical education involving technology.
  2. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Technology and Globalization,” watch the following video:
    • Goldin, I. (Speaker). (2009, July). Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future [Video]. In TED Talks. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/ian_goldin_navigating_our_global_future.html
      Ian Golden, a director of the James Martin 21st Century School at Oxford, lectures on globalization and technological advances. Subtitles and transcript are available on the landing page.
  3. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Reflecting on General Education,” read the following section of the Ashford University Academic Catalog 2011-2012:
    • General Education Curriculum, pp. 80-81
       


Discussions
To participate in the following discussions, go to this week's Discussion link in the left navigation.

  1. Technology and Globalization
     
    Examine the relationship between advances in technology and the responsibilities of global citizenship. Describe how technology has changed the way in which people pursue knowledge and how they address social concerns. Assess the challenges and benefits of a technical and global community, and recognize the impact of technological and global influences in your life.

    Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
     
  2. Reflecting on General Education
     
    Explain what you have learned about the principles guiding general education from this course and the courses you have taken in the past. What are the most important concepts you have learned (a) from this course and (b) throughout your time as a university student? What are your plans for putting your education to use within your community? How might your newly-acquired knowledge and skills shape your personal and professional development?

    Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.


 



Final Research Paper
To complete the following assignment, go to this week's Final Research Paper link in the left navigation.

Final Research Paper

Research the responsibility of a critical thinker in a contemporary society. You may choose any topic that deals with a contemporary social concern. Examine the principles of critical thought in relation to the chosen societal concern, and consider the importance of ethics, moral reasoning, a research-based process to search for truth, and the advantages of information technology in gathering data.

Potential social concerns include, but are not limited to health (e.g., obesity, smoking, or underage drinking), poverty (e.g., homelessness, basic needs, or transportation issues), family relations and dynamics (e.g., teen violence, physical abuse, depression, or suicide), social media (e.g., privacy), immigration (e.g., illegal), and education (e.g., plagiarism and/or cheating).

Your Final Research Paper should:
  1. Include a literature review of three scholarly sources based on the selected contemporary issue. Analyze the validity of the author’s arguments and/or biases.
  2. Explain how academic knowledge impacts the social elements and institutions of both local and global communities.
  3. Assess how the principles of active citizenship could impact the contemporary issue during the next five to ten years.
  4. Include at least one reference to a multimedia component (i.e., podcast, interactive website, blog, or video) and evaluate the relevance of this piece in relationship to academic knowledge and the selected issue.
The paper must be 12 to 14 pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least 12 scholarly sources, six of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library.  Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Writing the Final Research Paper
The Final Research Paper:
  1. Must be 12 to 14 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least 12 scholarly sources, including a minimum of six from the Ashford Online Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Due By (Pacific Time) 07/17/2014 12:00 am
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