It’s a very important business tactic to stay on top of what’s going on around the world, so try to at least check out the headlines daily, reading more in-depth when you have the time.
For your Week 2 Discussion Board, I would like to introduce you to news quizzes like these: The Guardian:
[The New York Times also has a great one, but it’s only available during the regular school year from Sept. to June. Here’s the link for future reference: https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-news-quiz]
See how well you do, then discuss one or more of the articles. You can use another resource, if you like; for example:
The quizzes are just to see what you know about “happenings” around the world, and if you miss any answers, the sites point you to an article you can read about it. So, for this week, try the quiz, then pick a current event from this list to discuss. That way, the others can also look at the same information for response purposes.
Discussion Board Rubric: Starting in Week 1, by each Weds. morning you’ll see a new business-discussion topic posted. This activity will be required each week, and the content will vary. You should do at least three posts per week—one original and two responses to others–worth a total 10 pts. (for 100 pts. overall), with your posts due by the following Tues. at 11:59 p.m. There are 10 Discussion Boards required.
a. Reflect on the discussion-board prompt. It is related to the course learning and the connections you are making. How will you apply this focus? What stands out for you? What questions do you have? What is new for you?
b. One-word expressions or short phrases that simply agree or disagree with another student are too minimal.
10 The author explores several aspects of the material and makes connections. The writing includes specific examples, reflective thinking, and insights about the topics. The writer should create one post (or more) and respond to at least two others over the course of the week with constructive feedback and/or a connection, link or illustration. Do not just say, “You’re right” or “I agree”–make your comments count; they should be insightful.
8 The writing is adequately developed and includes one to two examples. The writer acknowledges and responds to at least two ideas posted by others.
6 The writer only summarizes the reading, includes one example, and responds to one other writer.
4 The writing is not related to the reading or the prompt.
2 The writing is haphazard and unfocused.