Project #2835 - Assignment 1: Discussion Questions

Assignment 1: Discussion Questions

By Saturday, March 2, 2013, respond to both discussion questions that appear below in the Topic area. Start reviewing and responding substantively to your classmates as early in the week as possible. Continue to come back throughout the week to read and respond substantively to others. This will help increase your understanding and increase the understanding of the class. If a particular topic is exhausted, please refer to topics from your reading/studying this week. You are to both demonstrate your knowledge of the topics and support your ideas by sharing examples from the textbook, online reading, Internet researches, or detailed personal examples that support your points. Opinions are not justification.

If a particular topic is exhausted, please refer to topics from your reading/studying this week. No participation points can be awarded after the end of the current week.

Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

SUO_ITS1000_W1_A1_G2.gifMake sure you respond to DiscussionQuestion 1 and Discussion Question 2.


For assistance with any problems you may have when completing this assignment—OR—to offer your assistance to classmates, please use the Problems and Solutions Discussion area located through the left side navigation link.



Arrow Select a discussion question from the topics menu below and click the question to begin. Use the Respond link to post responses and materials that pertain to that question. To respond to an existing posting use the Respond link beneath it.

 Discussion Question 1
Discussion Question 2

Discussion Question 1

In W2: Assignment 2 you will be doing a short research paper. But here, in this assignment, you will choose a topic for that paper. From the list below, select a topic.

Potential Research Topics (Pick One)
  • Social networking
  • Security of the Internet
  • Technology and cars
  • How technology can help you learn
  • Privacy and security of cell phones
  • Technology and your major
  • The best ways to learn new technology
  • How to protect yourself from identity theft
  • Video game addiction
  • Do games help students learn?
  • Technology and sports (stadiums, equipment, training, safety, or tracking, etc.)
  • What is open source?
  • Web 2.0: What is it, and why is it different?
  • What is the history of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? What are their current projects?
  • How has TiVo affected advertising and network programming?


  • How has technology affected families?
  • Twitter and Facebook in business today
  • Online shopping—benefits and hazards
  • How and why to do a podcast
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Doing genealogy online
  • Cybercrime
  • Computer forensics
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Computer storage devices, capacity, and longevity
  • Disaster recovery plans
  • Technology and a career (real estate, sales person, manager, teacher, pastor, nonprofit, funeral director, etc.)
  • What influence has videoconferencing made on business, medicine, education, and social lives?
  • How will Internet2 improve access to information?


Next, use an Internet search engine and at least two of the South University Online Library databases to research to find reputable and reliable resources about your topic. Refer back to this week’s online reading for helpful guidance. You can enter the Library by going to Academic Resources under the Course Home and clicking on Library.

For your selected topic use the Discussion Area to do the following by Saturday, March 2, 2013:

  • Identify the topic you chose and explain why you chose it.
  • Identify two resources from the Online Library and include publication, title, author, and date published. (Note: Library resource urls do not work to link back to an article.)
  • Using a search engine (,,, etc.), identify two Web sites including the url and the publication, title, author, and date published if available. Identify what search engines you used. You might try out a few search engines that you are unfamiliar with.
  • Explain what criteria you used to determine if it was credible.
  • Compare your experience searching on the Internet and searching in the Online Library. Feel free to try advanced search options and report on them. This can be very eye opening.

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Due By (Pacific Time) 03/02/2013 08:00 pm
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