Project managers before you are going to read all the executive summaries we are going to collaborate as a group to create policies about writing posts. We are going to work together to create community norms.
Every single one of us brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas from the perspective of our own lived experiences. Although some of our experiences and backgrounds might be similar in some ways, I can guarantee that there are just as many differences. And that is a good thing! It means we have a lot to learn from one another. In fact, the success of this course depends on every individual contributing their ideas and perspectives to our online discussions. To this end, we first need to set some ground rules or norms that will foster the kind of online space where engaging, respectful, and though provoking discussions can occur.
Create our Community Norms
a. What kinds of behaviors make people feel like their ideas and contributions are valued and
respected in an online discussion?
b. What kinds of behaviors make people feel like their ideas and contributions are not valued and
respected in an online discussion?
Read through your peers’ comments about respectful and disrespectful online communication.
b. Based on what have been identified as respectful and disrespectful online discussion behaviors, propose one guideline or norm that would contribute to an environment in which we can have meaningful and respectful online discussions.
c. Post your guideline to our Community Guidelines discussion board. You can post a new guideline or suggest a revision/addition to a guideline you already see posted. You are free to make comments on any posting, but please do not delete anything that someone else has posted.
Handling a difficult posting
When a colleague posts a response that is difficult to read or you feel is a misstep; today we will determine how we handle this as a group.
- Do not edit the post, notify your professor.
- Your professor will determine if the post should stay up or be removed. No-ones grades are affected by the outcome.
- Your professor will reach out to you and the poster to discuss; what emotions are you experiencing? Are you angry? Frustrated? Disappointed?
o What story has led you to these emotions?
o What facts do you have that support this story?
o Can you retell this story using the evidence that you have? What information is missing?
- Because the information was posted in a group setting we will discuss the content at the next class meeting. We will talk about how the posting effected the team.
- Create a plan of action moving forward with new information and understanding about the content and how we interpret and update our community norms in the future.
Executive summary notes
Your grade for the day is based on the comments you post for five summaries. The rubric for your grading is at the bottom of this page. You will also watch TED TALK 3 and do the required writing and turn in on blackboard in the assignment Tab TED TALK 3.
Executive summary reading task
|Description||Ignored=0||attempted =6||50% done=12.5||Completed= 25||Total 100 points|
|comment on 5 summarys||one comment||three comments||Five comments|
|positive notes||one positive note the reader can use in their project||three positive notes the readers can use in their project||five positive notes the readers can use in their project|
|Technology support||One note about technology to support the idea||Three notes about technology to support the idea||Five notes about technology to support the idea|
|spelling or grammar repairs||one spelling or grammar note with the correction included||three spelling or grammar notes with the correction included||Five spelling or grammar notes with the correction included|
|a collaborative suggestion and leadership ideas||Observation that the project could work in conjunction with another project in the class||The project could be inproved by collaborating with another project and tell how this would work||Volunteer to help lead a collaboration of one or more projects presented in the class. Describe your role. (The idea does not commit the writer to leading the new project.)|
|Comments completed ontime||3 comments completed ontime||5 Completed comment turned in ontime||5 Completed comment turned in ontime with a comment relating to rows 2-4|