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January 15, 2019

Alter Egos in a Virtual World

Read the story titled Alter Egos in a Virtual World and listen to the podcast on Digital Life (click “Listen”). In online worlds and games, people take on the personas of the avatars, or characters, they create. Discuss how physical characteristics and the personality of these avatars influence communication and the identity of the person the avatar represents. Do you think these virtual worlds positively influence intercultural communications or perpetuate stereotypes? Why? If you have taken part in any virtual worlds or role-playing games yourself, such as Second Life, EverQuest, or World of Warcraft, also share your experiences of the […]
January 15, 2019

Michael Sandal: The Lost Art of Democratic Debate

“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears!” So speaks Shakespeare’s Marc Anthony upon the murder of Julius Caesar. The role of public debate has changed very little over time. We have more avenues now, and a wider public to address, but the essential goal of persuading the audience to take a stand or action remains the same. This week you will discuss a public issue that is pertinent your own experience. It may be an issue with schools in your community, a health issue affecting you or someone you know, or an assessment of your political leadership. Watch the video […]
January 15, 2019

what are the main similarities between business writing and public writing

Now that we’ve reached the end of the course, it’s important to reflect on the similarities and differences between the two main forms of writing studied in ENG 325: business writing and public writing. In this discussion prompt you will be comparing and contrasting these methods of communication. Some similarities and differences might be more obvious than others. To articulate those similarities and differences that might not be so immediately apparent, support your ideas with quotes from the course text and other course readings. In answering this prompt, address these three questions specifically: In your opinion, what are the main […]
January 15, 2019

Human services

Assignment 3: My Cohort Paper The concept of a cohort or generation is central to understanding the  life span perspective. People who are born during the same ten- to  fifteen-year period share a historical context and are often categorized  as similar along multiple dimensions. Understanding your own cohort, as  well as other cohorts born during different periods, helps you  understand how to most effectively provide human services to your  population of interest. Tasks: Write a 2- to 3-page reflection paper and discuss the shared  experiences of members of your cohort. Your paper should be based on  your personal experiences as […]
January 15, 2019

Social Work

If you were working at an older adult or community center and asking for funding from the city for an intervention to participants’ cognitive ability, what would be the primary project components? What is your reasoning for the components that you select? What might be the most cost-effective components to enhance or maintain cognitive capacity? What organizations or agencies might you try and partner with within this grant-request? How would you address the issue of sustainability of your project once city funding has ended?
January 15, 2019

A Model of Global Citizenship: Antecedents and Outcomes

Week 1 – Assignment Importance of Becoming a Global Citizen Prepare: View the Globalization: What is Happening to Us? video and read the article A Model of Global Citizenship: Antecedents and Outcomes by Stephen Reysen and Iva Katzarska-Miller (2013). Go to the Ashford Library and locate one additional source on global citizenship that will help support your viewpoint. Reflect: Please take some time to reflect on how the concept of global citizenship has shaped your identity, and think about how being a global citizen has made you a better person in your community Write: Use the Week One Assignment Template […]
January 15, 2019

Ashford University Library Experience

Week 2 – Assignment Information Literacy – Ashford University Library Experience Knowing how to thoroughly research a topic is extremely important while achieving your education. You may be asked to support your information with peer-reviewed scholarly resources, but how can you find this type of resource? The Ashford University Library allows you to search through different avenues to find the requested types of resources. You can narrow your search by the author, year published, title, subject, and also by indicating what type of resource you are looking for. You even have access to a librarian if you need some guidance […]
January 15, 2019

Critical Thinking and the Challenges of Internet

Prepare: In preparation for discussing the importance of critical   thinking skills, please read the following articles: Critical Thinking and   the Challenges of Internet   and Common Misconceptions   of Critical Thinking. You   may also read other applicable sources found under the Week Four Resources   tab to gain a better understanding of what it takes to be a critical thinker.   Reflect: Reflect on the characteristics of a critical thinker.   What makes you a critical thinker? Critical thinking gets you involved in a   dialogue with the ideas you read from others in this class. To be a critical   thinker, you need to be […]
January 15, 2019

Process Evaluation

Week 4 – Journal Rough Draft Review Process Evaluation Purpose: The primary goal of this weekly assignment is to enable you to understand the revision process and revise your paper with the help of a writing specialist. Prepare: After you have completed a rough draft of your paper (at least five pages), submit that draft to the Ashford Writing Center. To do this, click on the Writing Center & Library tab located under the Course Policies tab in the course and from there, you will click on the tab marked Paper Review. To submit your paper, follow the instructions provided. […]
January 15, 2019

General Academic Information and Policies

Prepare: Start by reviewing General Education Curriculum found in   “Section Five: General   Academic Information and Policies”   in the Ashford University Academic Catalog, which addresses the core   competencies that the general education courses must cover: Applied Ethics,   Communication, Information Technology, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative   Reasoning. Review Week Five Resources that are applicable toward career   success.     Reflect: Think about the core competencies as previously mentioned   and ponder your time taking general education courses. Reflect on the   specific courses not associated with your college major and determine the   level of new information you have acquired that relates to the core   competencies. […]
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