Coursework- SAP Portfolio Quiz
- In the following examples, circle the transition, put a box around the lead-in phrase, and underline the quote: (4 marks)
- The Internet has grown considerably during the past decade, particularly with respect to its use as a tool for communication, entertainment, and marketplace exchange. This rapid growth has been accompanied, however, by concerns regarding the collection and dissemination of consumer information. In the same context, Briones (2012) explains that these concerns pertain to the privacy and security of accumulated consumer data, in addition to the perceived risks that consumers may experience with respect to these issues, as stated by Young (2013).
- Todd (2015), exclaims that consumers’ perceived risks associated with online retailing have received limited attention despite their implications for e-commerce. Although some early research suggests that risk perceptions may play a minor role in the adoption of online shopping, as suggested by Jarvenpaa (1996), several recent industry and government-related studies have deemed consumer risk perceptions to be a primary obstacle to the future growth of online commerce.
- Despite criticism, Johnston (2016) agrees that smoking should be banned in all public places; furthermore, Wilson (2018) argues that “subjecting non-smokers to toxic second-hand smoke is not only unfair, but a violation of their right to a safe environment”.
- According to John Lewis (2014), ten U.S. and Mexican animal species were proposed for addition to the official endangered and threatened species lists last week. In addition, proposed regulations were published in the FEDERAL REGISTER for protecting 216 more animals and plants from around the world. However, observers, in both the Government’s endangered species office and the wildlife conservation movement, are taking the actions for less than surface value (Animals’ rights association, 2016).
- Synthesis (4 marks)
- Read the following four extracts about Social Media
- Write a paragraph synthesizing evidence from these four extracts.
- Use formal style, lead-in phrases and provide in-text citation.
The use of social media in higher education is also becoming increasingly widespread as online tools that promote collaborative working and discussion become available. Medical students use a variety of social networking sites, and an increasing proportion use such tools for learning and professional purposes. Platforms such as wikis, Facebook, Pinterest and Google + have been used with positive outcomes in diverse learning and teaching applications, for example developing and curating resources on nursing informatics; as an interactive online final year project notebook; and developing medical student professionalism . . . therefore . . . embedding social media tools into our course could provide a constructive way to engage our students and promote collaborative activities online as well as in face-to-face teaching.
Cole, D., Rengasamy, E., Batchelor, S., Pope, C., Riley, S., & Cunningham, A. M. (2017). Using social media to support small group learning. BMC Medical Education, 17(1), 201.
Given that inappropriate use of Facebook can lead to problematic repercussions, studies have also explored the ethics of using Facebook. For example, Birky and Collins (2011) explore the appropriate ethical principles and standards of using Facebook, while Lipka (2007) discusses ethical rules in terms of the drawbacks of student–teacher friendships on Facebook. Similarly, Sander (2008) discusses a software program that searches for offensive content on college athletes’ Facebook profiles, which concludes that although the use of this kind of software raises complicated legal and ethical questions, the software program is still legal. Zhao (2010) discusses how adolescents and students might be best prepared to develop new skills in order to succeed in the emerging virtual and global world. In another study, Foulger et al. (2009), state that pre-service teachers need more definitive guidelines about their participation in social networking spaces. Finally, Gallant (2011) focuses on how personal information could be protected on social network sites.
Aydin, S. (2012). A review of research on Facebook as an educational environment. Educational Technology Research & Development, 60(6), 1093–1106.