Activity 11: Collaborative Activity 2 - Ethics First! Team Discussion Forum
Collaborative Activity in Week 3 of 11
Ethics First!
Activity Goals
1. Learners will interact online to meet other learners and the instructor in the course
2. Learners will share previous experiences associated with ethical issues and dilemmas
3. Learners will identify at least one ethical issue which arises in a business setting.
4. Learners will build skills for interacting with other learners in the course
5. Learners will build communication skills using an online asynchronous discussion board

Learning Outcomes
Course Level - Identify business concepts dealing with issues which arise in business settings.
Chapter Level - Identify ethical issues which arise in business settings.

Content Delivery Week 3 Activity – Chapter 2: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

e-Learning Experience
Learner Novice
Faculty Novice

e-Classroom Size: Any size – learners participate in teams

Delivery Mode: Asynchronous

Time on Task: Learners and instructor participate over seven days
Learner Posts - Minimum of six posts: three original and three responses
Approximate Time 30 minutes total

Materials Required: Access to the ANGEL learning management system BA 101 course; access the asynchronous discussion board

Course Content Preparation:
1. Identify six to eight ethical issues within a business setting
My first time honesty was an issue at a business/work was …
My first time fairness was an issue at work was …
My first time discrimination was an issue at a business/work
was …
My first time harassment was an issue at a business/work was ...
My first time covering up rather than correcting issues was …
My first time bribes or illegal contracting practices was an issue
was …
My first time fraud was an issue was . . .
My first time environmental issues arose was …
2. Create a team discussion forum posts for the ethical issues identified in the activity; include specific directions on the option to provide fictitious business names for anonymity and to gain trust
3. Set the example as an instructor and post three of your own first time experiences
4. Provide a grading rubric so learners understand the level of interaction required and the number of posts required (original
and responses)
e-Classroom Facilitation: Monitor postings for netiquette and appropriate communication – intervene only when necessary; encourage learners to review all experiences of their peers

Activity Concept Credit: My First Time – Watkins (2005); Steve Sugar, Collaborator

Full Learner Instructions within ANGEL
Get to know your teammates a little better by posting an original post and responding to each member in your group with respect to ethical issues you have encountered. The purpose is to build trust among the group and build a safe exchange of information among your teammates. Let your teammates and the instructor know about the different ethical business issues you have encountered based on the following statements (or create one of your own):
My first time honesty was an issue at a business/work was …My first time fairness was an issue at work was …My first time discrimination was an issue at a business/work was …My first time harassment was an issue at a business/work was ...My first time covering up rather than correcting issues was …My first time bribes or illegal contracting practices was an issue was …My first time fraud was an issue was . . .My first time environmental issues arose was …
Follow these guidelines:
1. Subject Line - Your last name and a brief statement with a keyword to identify the issue. Bunnell - Honesty was an issue when2. Introduce yourself to your teammates in the body of the discussion and explain why you picked the particular statement. Include a few other statements so other learners get a chance to know who you are and what ethical issues you have encountered. Note: I have submitted an original post as an example.
3. Posting requirements: Post three original introduction post. Respond to all teammates.
4. All responses need to be completed by the beginning of the fourth week of the term - Monday at 6:00 a.m.
5. Grading: 20 participation points per the grade rubric
6. Tips for Success: Review the discussion board tips located on the home page in the tips for success section, remember netiquette, be respectful and use proper sentence structure and grammar.

Learning Outcomes: Course Level - Identify business concepts dealing with issues which arise in business settings
Chapter Level - Identify business practices which arise in business settings.
Chapter 2: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility