Group Collaboration: Some research suggests that academic dishonesty may be a predictor of unethical behavior in the workplace. We look at that finding in the collaboration phase of this discussion. Read group members’ posts and respond only to those assigned to your group. Ask questions and challenge assumptions and unsubstantiated claims. Collaborate with group members to address the following by Sunday:
Note: It is essential that you be proactive in contributing to this collaborative discussion. Ask questions, seek clarification where needed, and extend the conversation by building upon classmates’ ideas. Do not rely on restatement of others’ ideas or quotations from sources. (Quotations should not exceed 10% of your total post.)
Failure to post contributions by Wednesday will lessen the group’s ability to work together effectively. Likewise, minimal participation, arguments, and groupthink will also affect the group. Do not ignore such behavior! Address the resulting conflict in a productive manner.
Your individual and original contributions to the group discussion will be used to assess your readiness for this capstone course. Your work will be evaluated using the collaboration/ethics/diversity pre-assessment rubric. “Yes” scores on 4 or 5 of the rubric criteria indicate that you show adequate competency in collaboration and grasp of ethics and diversity principles. “No” scores point to areas where you should brush up your skills to improve your chances of success with later course assignments. You are responsible for checking out the relevant materials in the Student Resources folder to help you improve.
Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. Work offline, proofread carefully, and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you post it. Posts must be properly organized in logical paragraphs with appropriate transitions linking each paragraph. All citations must be in APA format. We expect all Capstone students to demonstrate senior-level college writing skill.
When you are ready to post, click on the “Create Thread” button for a new thread or “Reply” to respond to a previous post. Then, copy/paste the text from your document into the message field, and use the formatting tools in the message box to edit your work. Before posting, use the ‘preview” icon in the upper-left corner of the message box to view your work. When you’re ready to post, click “Submit.”
Do not post your work as an attachment for any reason.
Laal, M. & Laal, M. (2012). Collaborative learning: What is it?Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 31 (World Conference on Learning, Teaching & Administration – 2011), 491 – 495. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042811030217 Excelsior College Permalink: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edselp&AN=S1877042811030217&site=eds-live&scope=site