Activity 11: Collaborative Activity 3 - One New Thing I Now Know!
Collaborative Reflection in Week 5 of 11
Repeated again in Week 8 and 11

One New Thing I Now Know!
Activity Goals:
1. Learners will build skills for interacting with other learners in the course
2. Learners will build communication skills using an online asynchronous discussion board
3. Learners will identify course concepts which are new and share the information collaboratively
4. Learners will share information from course readings and other materials with the instructor and learners illustrating new knowledge learned
5. Learners will reflect on course readings and other materials

Learning Outcome
Course Level - Apply business concepts dealing with issues arising in a business setting. Know characteristics of sound business practices.
Chapter Level - Apply information gained from readings, internet materials, or other materials to your current life experiences.

Content Delivery - Week 5 – Associated with prior chapters and materials
Part 1: Business in a Changing World
Chapter 1: The Dynamics of Business and Economics
Appendix A: Guidelines for the Development of the Business Plan
Chapter 2: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Appendix B: The Legal and Regulatory Environment
Chapter 3: Business in a Borderless World
Chapter 4: Managing Information Technology and E-Business
Did You Know Video
Current Event Topics

e-Learning Experience
Learner Novice
Faculty Experienced

e-Classroom Size Collaborative posting forum; e-Classroom of any size for group posting

Delivery Mode Asynchronous

Time on Task Learners and instructor participate over seven days
Learner Posts One original post which includes one new thing based on the three new things activity
Group Posts One original post and a minimum of two responses
Approximate Time 60 minutes total

Materials Required - Access to the ANGEL learning management system for the BA 101 course and the asynchronous discussion board

Course Content Preparation:
1. Create a group discussion forum for the “One New Thing I Now Know!” discussion designed for collaborative participation by all learners.
2. Create a group discussion forum for learners to post what they found to be the most interesting fact or information from the materials covered in the course thus far and respond to at least two other learners.
3. Provide a grading rubric so learners understand the level of interaction required and the number of posts required (original and responses)
4. Develop posting requirements – for example include key words in the subject line; reminder of netiquette and discussion board tips.

e-Classroom Facilitation - Monitor postings for netiquette and appropriate communication –intervene only when necessary for the group and respond to all individual learner posts with your own “post” and acknowledge how one of the learner posts has had an impact upon you; encourage learners to review all posts of their peers for a positive online group experience.

Activity Concept Credit Based on my current traditional face-to-face BA 101 course

Instructor Posting and Learner Full Instructions within ANGEL
This is your opportunity to reflect back on the first four chapters of the text and other learning materials and then communicate a minimum of one new concept or content knowledge you learned in the last four weeks. Provide your private individual posting in the Three New Things and the collaborative group posting in this discussion forum. What intrigued you the most? What surprised you? Why is it important? How will this be useful to you in the future?
Follow these guidelines:
1. Subject Line should read: One New Thing - Your last name and first initial goes here.
2. Discuss a minimum of one new thing which you have learned over the first four weeks of the course. Consider the following questions as you reflect back on the activities and course materials:
a) Are you able to use the new information in your current work/school situation and how?
b) What was the source of the new information?
c) Why did this particular new information topic come to mind?
3. Posting requirements:
  1. Post one original post which contains the one new thing in the private discussion forum.
  2. Respond to a minimum of two classmate discussion posts to indicate whether the concept/information was either new to you or illustrate how the concept/idea is related to an actual event (current or historical). Take the time to review posts by all of your classmates.

4. All responses need to be completed by the beginning of the sixth week of the term - Monday at 6:00 a.m.
5. Grading: 20 discussion points awarded per the grading 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 - Apply business concepts dealing with issues arising in a business setting. Know characteristics of sound business practices.
Chapter Level - Apply information gained from readings, internet materials, or other materials to your current life experiences.

Part 1: Business in a Changing World
Chapter 1: The Dynamics of Business and Economics
Appendix A: Guidelines for the Development of the Business Plan
Chapter 2: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Appendix B: The Legal and Regulatory Environment
Chapter 3: Business in a Borderless World
Chapter 4: Managing Information Technology and E-Business