gen499 discussion 12


Readings, Resources, and Multimedia

  1. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Final Research Paper Topic,” search for and review the following resources in the Ashford Writing Center, which can be found within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar:
    • Developing a Topic 
    • How to Research Primary Sources 
    • How to Research Secondary Sources 
  2. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Social Media,” read the following article:
  3. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Social Media,” read the following articles found in ProQuest in the Ashford Online Library:
  4. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Social Media,” watch the following videos:
    • Qualman, E. (Producer). (2011). Social media revolution video 2011 [Video]. Retrieved from http://www.socialnomics.net/2011/06/08/social-media-revolution-video-2011/
      This video addresses the impact of the social media revolution. 
    • Sweeny, F. (Reporter). (2010, August 26). What your post could cost you [Video]. In CNN. Retrieved from http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2010/08/26/prism.social.media.work.cnn
      This video highlights the impact of social media on employment. 
  5. To successfully complete this week’s assignment, “Self Reflection,” complete the following survey:

Discussions

  1. Final Research Paper Topic and Plan
     
    The first step in the research process is selecting a topic that is both interesting and manageable. For this discussion, complete the following:
    • Review the Final Research Paper instructions in Week Five, and identify three potential research topics.
    • Describe methods that may be helpful in identifying and narrowing your research paper topic.
    • Examine two scholarly sources that may prove valuable as you seek to defend your claims. 
    • Address why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the selected topic.

    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. Social Media
     
    The introduction of new technologies has significantly affected the social lives of many. These changes, which reflect how people use technology to interact, provide an example of trends that you might examine in your Final Research Paper. For this discussion, identify a significant change that has occurred in the way people communicate and share information, and reflect on the impact this change has had on individuals and society in general today (local and global). Keep in mind that not all social trends affect all groups in society to the same degree. In addition, examine the influence of social media on an individual’s personal and professional pursuits.

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