Archive for August 28th, 2019

Presentation On Threats To The Global Environment

Congratulations! The members of the United Nations found great value in the two analyses you provided. They are now asking you to develop a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the four most critical threats to the global environment. They are listed in the table below.

 

Energy sources

 

Civil war

 

Globalization

 

Poor health of entire populations

 

Lack of educational opportunities

 

Cultural taboos

 

Inappropriate uses of technology

 

Climate change

 

To complete this task, you must do the following:

 

Step I. Narrow the List from Eight to the Four Most Critical Threats

 

To complete this step, complete the following tasks in order:

 

  • Review research on each of the eight threats listed in the table.
  • Determine what you believe to be the current and potential future impacts of each threat on the global environment.
  • Choose the four threats that you see as the most critical by considering which pose the greatest or most immediate risk to us. 

 

Step II. Create the PowerPoint Presentation

 

The completed version of this presentation will include a minimum of 19 slides. Your audience consists of the United Nations General Assembly.

 

PPT Content and Structure

 

1.  A Title Slide: Include your name, course title, current date, and the name of your instructor.

 

2.  An Introduction Slide: List the four threats you chose, and in the Notes section offer a brief narrative justifying these choices

 

3.  Body Slides: The slide content is listed in the outline below. For each body slide you develop, please include a paragraph in the Notes section explaining how the details you have provided in the slide are pertinent to the United Nations’ discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals.

 

I.  For your first threat (this is the threat you consider to be the greatest risk/highest priority)

 

a.  One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat

 

b.  One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)

 

c.  One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole

 

d.  One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

 

II.  For your second threat (this is the threat you consider to be the second greatest risk/second highest priority)

 

  1. One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat
  2. One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)
  3. One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole
  4. One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

 

III.  For your third threat (this is the threat you consider to be the third greatest threat/highest priority)

 

a.  One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat

 

b.  One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)

 

c.  One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole

 

d.  One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

 

IV.  For your fourth threat (this is the threat you consider to be the fourth greatest threat/highest priority)

 

a.  One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat

 

b.  One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)

 

c.  One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole

 

d.  One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

 

4.  A Conclusion Slide: Summarize your findings for the Assembly.

 

5.  Optional – Reference Slide: You can include full-text citations in the Notes section of each slide or provide a reference slide at the end of the presentation with the full citations of your sources.

 

Note: Please discuss the threats in order of priority as described above, so the threat you consider the greatest should be discussed first in the presentation and so on.

 

Note: Please use at least five credible sources to back up your discussion

 

Note: The body slides should summarize your key takeaways, whereas the Notes section of each body slide should discuss the evidence and the details that support your takeaways. The content in both the Notes and body sections requires citations and sources.

 

Formatting Guidelines

 

 

Success Tip: For more information and help in creating a PowerPoint, review the content found in the PowerPoint Essentials course on Lynda.com. (https://www.lynda.com/PowerPoint-tutorials/PowerPoint-2019-Essential-Training/740357-2.html?org=strayer.edu)

 

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:

 

  • Examine the factors that account for why the growth in the world’s population can negatively affect the global society.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the presentation, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric:

 

Points: 150

 

Assignment 3a: Presentation on Threats to the Global Environment

 

Criteria

 

Exemplary

 

90–100% A

 

Proficient

 

80–89% B

 

Fair

 

70–79% C

 

Meets Minimum Expectations
60–69% D

 

Unacceptable

 

Below 60% F

 

From the given list, prioritized four of the eight global threats for the presentation.

 

Weight: 20%

 

Selected and prioritized four issues from the given list.

 

Selected and prioritized only three issues from the given list.

 

Selected only two issues from the given list.

 

Selected only one issue from the given list.

 

Did not select any issues from the given list.

 

Completed a minimum of four slides per threat (minimum of 16 total slides), addressing the following: the threat’s history, affected countries, and effects on the global population.  

 

Weight: 20%

 

Compiled 4 or more slides per threat and exceeded expectations explaining the threat’s history, affected countries, and effects on the global population.

 

Compiled 4 slides per issue and proficiently explained the threat’s history, affected countries, and effects on the global population.

 

Compiled 4 slides per issue and briefly addressed all of the required topics: the threat’s history, affected countries, and effects on the global population.

 

Compiled 2–3 slides per issue and did not adequately address all the required topics: the threat’s history, affected countries, and effects on the global population.

 

Compiled fewer than 2 slides per issue.

 

Incorporated a relevant visual for each threat and explained in the notes how the details provided in the slide are pertinent to the UN’s discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals.

 

Weight: 20%

 

Exceeded expectations in providing one relevant visual per threat and comprehensive notes that explain how the slide information is pertinent to the UN’s discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals.

 

Met expectations in providing one relevant visual per threat and notes that explain how the slide information is pertinent to the UN’s discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals.

 

Provided visuals for all threats and sufficient notes for most slides that explain how the slide information is pertinent to the UN’s discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals.

 

Provided visuals for 2–3 threats and some notes for most slides that explain how the slide information is pertinent to the UN’s discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals.

 

Provided fewer than 2 visuals and notes for fewer than 50% of the slides.

 

Met the minimum requirement of five credible sources/citations.

 

Weight: 20%

 

Met the minimum credible source and proper citation requirement.

 

Used 4 credible sources, with few citation errors.

 

Used at least 3 credible sources and properly cited sources.

 

Used at least 2 sources but did not properly cite sources.

 

Used 1 or fewer sources.

 

Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting.

 

Weight: 20%

 

0–2 errors present.

 

3–4 errors present.

 

5–6 errors present.

 

7–8 errors present.

 

More than 8 errors present.

Case Report: Hepatitis B

Case Report: Hepatitis B

Description

Hi! This a case report I have written on a patient with chronic Hepatitis B. English is not my first language, so the style/writing throughout the report needs to be thoroughly revised. (It currently does not read smoothly or flow well at all.) Ultimately, I would like the paper completely revised to produce a much more eloquent and cohesive picture of this case. Please focus on grammar, word choice, sentence structure/order, flow and style. The format of the case report is already done as required, so please do not change/reorder the headings. However, please feel free to add additional information or discussion to any section of the paper; it would be much appreciated! Additionally, if you think any part of the paper would benefit from a chart, graph or other illustration, please add this into the case report. (I think this may help with the cohesiveness and help present information more easily?) Thank you in advance, and please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Write as paragraphs the basic science concepts, their definitions, and an everyday application.

1. Write as paragraphs the basic science concepts, their definitions, and an everyday application. 

Example of basic science concepts are:

Length or distance, force, power, mass, volume, time, and temperature (just mentioning some of them). In addition to resources from the internet, you could address your personal experience related to measures and units.  

2. Search for the scientists who contributed throughout history to the formulation of the scientific method and organized them by chronological order: (Between three to five)

3. Write the steps of the Scientific Method. Summarize each step. 

4. Research and write facts where you compare and contrast the two-measurement system: “The International System of Units (SI).” Vs. “The English System.”  Please support your input with some everyday examples of measure (unit) used here in the United States Vs. example of units that we use in other countries. Please write this assignment in only one documents, per paragraph and the APA style whit references.   

 
 
 

GLB Ethics And Law

Chapter 1 – Quiz 1

 

Instructions:  There are three (3) topic areas listed below that are designed to measure your knowledge level specific to learning outcome (LO 1) shown in your course syllabus. You must select any two of these topic areas and provide appropriate responses in essay form. In most cases the topic area has several components. Each must be addressed to properly satisfyrequirements.

 

State-wide and in most professional industries, there has been a mandate that college students be more proficient in their writing. While this is not a writing class, all writing assignments will be graded for grammar, syntax and typographical correctness to help address this mandate.

 

Pay attention to what you are being asked to do (see Grading Rubric below). For example, to describe does not mean to list, but to tell about or illustrate in more than two or three sentences, providing appropriate arguments for your responses using theories discussed in our textBe sure to address all parts of the topic question as most have multiple parts. A verifiable current event (less than 4 years old) relevant to at least one of the topics you respond to is a fundamental component of your quiz as well.  You cannot use information from the text book or any book/article by the author of the text book as a current event.  Make sure that your reference has a date of publication.  For each chapter quiz and final quiz you are required to find and include at least one reference and reference citation to a current event less than 4 years old (a reference with no date (n.d.) is not acceptable) in answer to at least one question.  This requires a reference citation in the text of your answer and a reference at the end of the question to which the reference applies.  You must include some information obtained from the reference in your answer.  The references must be found on the internet and you must include a URL in your reference so that the reference can be verified. 

 

You should type your responses directly under the appropriate question. Be sure to include your name on your quiz. Only the first two (2) questions with answers will be graded.  Include your name in the document filename. Your completed quiz must be uploaded into the appropriate eCollege Dropbox, no later than 11:59pm on the due date.

 

  1. Define and describe in your words the key technological developments of each of the four phases in the evolution of cybertechnology. Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses(knowledge)
  2. Access Don Gotterbarn’s arguments for the claim that computer ethics is, at bottom, a field whose primary concern should focus on moral responsibility issues for computer professionals.  Do you agree with his position?  Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses(knowledge)
  3. Identify a current ethical issue involving the use of a recent or emerging technology.  Apply the three-step process in the “comprehensive framework” (or strategy for Approaching Moral Issues in Cybertechnology) that was described in Section 1.6.  Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses (knowledge)

Discuss some of these differences and how they affect business.

reply to the response in 150 words and provide 1 reference

 

question: Most of us have heard or read about differences in other countries and cultures. Many of our classmates may be from other countries and cultures. Discuss some of these differences and how they affect business. 

 

students reply

 

 

 

     Having been born and raised in the Philippines prior to moving to the US, I have witnessed first-hand the differences in culture and how it can affect business. Culture is defined as “characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts”. (Culture, n.d.). These differences make a country unique, affect customer-buying decisions and reflect in their day to day living. (Rothaermel, 2017, p. 340). Language is often one of the major differences between cultures; however, it is less of a barrier in the Philippines than might be expected. In the PI, Filipino is the official language and there are thousands of dialects spoken, Tagalog being the most popular. I remember that from Kindergarten to college, English was taught. As it is an integral part of school curriculums, most people are able to communicate in English, making it unnecessary for visitors to learn the Filipino language and allowing for normal business relationships with most westernized cultures that also speak English.     

 

     In my opinion, a larger difference between the two cultures lies in the Power-Distance relationship.  The Philippines, a hierarchal society, ranks high in this category, scoring 94 as opposed to the United States which scores a 40. Traditionally, Americans are much more offended by the notion of inequality and display an urge to fight for balance of power. A comparison of these scores shows that Americans in the Philippines may have difficulty adjusting to what they perceive as unfair, specifically regarding relationship between management and labor in the work place (Country comparison, 2019).     

 

     Another major area of difference is Individualism. Individualism is a measure of the independence each member of a society has from its society; the right to determine one’s own destiny. The Philippines, as most Asian cultures, is a collectivist society. Both, from a familial and societal standpoint, Filipino people are likely to sacrifice personal desires to conform to the norms of the group for a greater good. With regards to the work place, this difference may manifest in the way an American may move from job to job in search of promotion whereas a Filipino is likely to remain loyal to a particular company (Country comparison, 2019).

 

References

 

Country comparison. (2018). Retrieved from Hofstede insights: https://www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison/the-philippines,the-usa

 

Culture (n.d.) In Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary. Retrieved fromhttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culture

 

Rothaermel, F. (2017). Strategic Management. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education

Socw 6500

Week 2: Confidentiality

 

Important Note: Please use the media player below to hear an audio course introduction that will give you more background information about the course topic. Also provided is a transcript for you to download and print out.

 

Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). Confidentiality [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note:  The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.

Accessible player –Downloads–Download AudioDownload Transcript

 

Learning Objectives

 

Students will:

 

  • Analyze potential confidentiality challenges
  • Identify agency policies or mandates related to confidentiality
  • Analyze potential challenges in communication with clients in agencies

 

Learning Resources

 

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

 

Required Readings

 

Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Chapter 5, “Communication” (pp. 51-64)

 

Saxon, C., Jacinto, G. A., & Dziegielewski, S. F. (2006). Self-determination and confidentiality: The ambiguous nature of decision-making in social work practice. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 13(4), 55–72.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

 

Wulff, D. P., St George, S. A., & Besthorn, F. H. (2011). Revisiting confidentiality: observations from family therapy practice. Journal of Family Therapy, 33(2), 199–214.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

 

Required Media

 

Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). Confidentiality [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note:  This audio introduction is located in the “Introduction and Objectives” section. The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.

 

Optional Resources

 

Click the following link to access the MSW home page, which provides resources for your social work program.

 

MSW home page

 

Assignment: Week 2 Blog

 

Refer to the topics covered in this week’s resources and incorporate them into your blog.

 

By Day 3

 

Post a blog post that includes:

 

  • An explanation of potential challenges in adhering to confidentiality in your field education experience
  • A description of agency policies or mandates with regard to confidentiality
  • An explanation of potential challenges in communicating with clients within your agency

 

By Day 4

 

Respond to the blog post of three colleagues in one or more of the following ways:

 

  • Validate an idea in your colleague’s post with your own experience.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

 

Be sure to support your blog posts with specific references to this week’s resources and provide full APA citations for your references. For more information about posting your blog assignment, click on the Field Education Blogs link on the course navigation menu.

ECO61070H119 Managerial Economics

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers. If you have not done so lately, please review the Rules of Discussion

 

In our reading this week, we have seen how social problems, public opinion, and public expectations and changed more quickly than our bureaucratic institutions.  What are the factors that impact this lag, and what do you suggest as remedies?

Discuss the necessity of short-term and long-term forecasting for developing the key elements of the business plan.

Read the case study titled “Pre-Launch decisions which influence innovation success” found in Chapter 7 of your textbook.

 

You will then write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which the following items are addressed.

 

  1. Discuss the necessity of short-term and long-term forecasting for developing the key elements of the business plan. 
  2. Evaluate the importance of developing formal and informal networks when building new business opportunities and expanding into new markets.
  3. Discuss the importance of knowledge management in the digital age and identify two (2) risk organizations must address to mitigate competitive pressures.
  4. Consider the various components of a business plan and identify two (2) components that you believe would be the most challenging for you to complete as an aspiring entrepreneur. Next, discuss what could be done to help you overcome this challenge using technology.
  5. Use at least two (2) external sources.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

  • This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

  • Examine the key elements of the business plan and the necessity for developing short-term and long-term forecasting techniques.
  • Analyze the importance of developing formal and informal networks for assisting new commercial ventures and developing new business opportunities.
  • Assess the importance of information resources and knowledge management for enhancing the value proposition of the organization.   
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Write clearly and concisely about innovation and entrepreneurship using proper writing mechanics.

PSY 2012 Discussion

This assignment encourages you to consider the various psychological perspectives and views that influence human behavior. For each of the following statements, indicate which psychological perspective(s) that you most likely agree with, and explain why. Follow the discussion board guidelines and respond to peers. 

The Psychological Perspectives:

  • Behavior (B)
  • Cognitive (C)
  • Humanistic (H)
  • Psychoanalytical (P)
  • Social (S)

Note: Each statement is keyed to one of these perspectives, however, you may be able to make a strong argument for multiple perspectives.

The Statements:

  1.  The mind can be viewed as an information processing system.
  2. Behavior is motivated by forces that individuals may not understand or be aware of.
  3. One limitation of our understanding of behavior is that most research has been conducted on subjects from North America.
  4. Psychological science is the study of behavior that is observable and measurable.
  5. Behavior is motivated by self-actualization and the promise of human potential. 

This assignment is adopted from the Society of Teaching Psychology.

Guidelines

Before you begin, remember to review the class Discussion Board Guidelines.

Your original post, in response to the discussion prompt above, should contain a minimum of 125 words, not including restatement of questions or reference sections. Utilize critical thinking, and support your work with additional resources as applicable.  

 

Finally, any content that is paraphrased, summarized or quoted in your discussion post or response must be cited using APA format. For more information on APA format, review the OWL Guide: APA General Format

Chapter Objectives: Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural issues (B2).

 
 
 

Project Human Resources Management

Assigning team members to task roles is a delicate and critical task. When done correctly, the team members will be excited about their role on the project, feel confident they can successfully complete the tasks assigned, and know they will have some conquerable challenges as they move through the project.

To effectively assign tasks to people (and people to tasks), the project manager must perform the following:

  • Identify the roles needing to be filled.
  • Determine the skills required for each role.
  • Determine the skill sets of the team members.
  • Assign team members to roles.

The objective for this assignment is to effectively select your team from the following people:

  • Pat is available for 24 hours a week at $115 per hour. Pat was involved in several upgrade projects for this package and can act as business analyst, developer, or tester. Pat is very comfortable with the legacy system and does not see the benefit of moving to the Web-based version. He feels that the end users do not fully utilize the functionality they already have and will not use this new functionality effectively.
  • Terry is available for 24 hours a week at $100 per hour. Terry was involved in the original installation and every upgrade since then. She tends to be in developer or tester roles for this system but acts as business analyst for other systems. She is very excited about the Web-based package and the functionality it provides. She is concerned, however, that the end users do not have the computer savvy to use it.
  • Robin is available for 30 hours per week at $100 per hour. She was involved in the last two upgrades as a business analyst and has been trying to become involved in other systems and business areas. She was actively involved in the development of a custom Web-based application as a programmer. This was considered a skills development opportunity because her Web programming skills are not strong.
  • Chris is available for 24 hours per week at $80 per hour. He is new to the IT department; he was previously a customer service representative. He just completed his undergraduate degree in computer science and has experience with Web programming and software testing techniques.
  • Jan is available for 16 hours per week at $115 per hour. Jan is also new to the IT department. She was previously a consultant and was on process reengineering projects, including several for billing functions. She previously worked with the Web version product of the vendor’s competitor.

Assignment Guidelines: 1,250 Words in APA format and NO Plagarism

  • In this assignment, you are planning to fill the roles for the following 3 positions:
    • End user
    • Business analyst
    • Team leader
  • For each role,
    • Describe the main responsibilities of the role.
    • Identify the skills that are necessary.
    • Select one of the candidates listed in the assignment description, and thoroughly explain why you have chosen each person for his or her role.
        • Explain any conflicts or problems that you encountered while making your selections.

Use correctly APA style formatted references of solid academic quality for your resources and use correctly formatted APA style in-text citations to your references to substantiate your information and positions as well as to give credit to other author’s work.

 
 
 
error: Content is protected !!