after watching these three videos

1) Who Moved My Cheese (this is a video for some and a pdf for some), 2) That Used to be Us, and 3) Miss Ernestine, discuss the need for change and some of the barriers to change. What inspires us to change? What doesn’t? What lessons can we take away from these three videos and share with others?

Miss Ernestine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na6yl8yIZUI (Links to an external site.)

Who Moved My Cheese
http://www.contraboli.ro/stuff/docs/whomovedmycheese.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

That Used to Be Us – Thomas Friedman – The World is Flat. This video is quite long and well worth your time; however, the piece that I want you to see begins at minute 24. Your will see Dr. Mandelbaum release the podium to Mr. Friedman. This section of the video is about 20 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97PLZ2a7A4Y&t=214s (Links to an external site.)

Directions

To receive credit for the discussion board, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Do NOT describe or restate the content of the discussion reading or video. Instead, choose one or two points that you find interesting/important and elaborate on those points in your discussion. Do not answer the questions in the topic as a list. Answer in essay form.
  2. A minimum response is 300 words.
  3. There are several articles in Course Materials and Web Links that you can, and should, use as references to support your discussions.
  4. You must respond to, at least, two (2) other students in class in their discussion boards as well as any questions and comments from the professor or other students. You are required to actively communicate with other students in this class. You should also respond to all students that reply to your original post.
  5. The initial post for each week’s discussion board is due by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m., of every week when a discussion board is due. Your response to the threads of other students is due no later than Saturday, 11:59 p.m. of each week when a discussion board is due. That leaves Sunday for you to respond to those who replied to your original post.
  6. There are no discussion boards in week 1 or week 9, because these are the weeks for preparation and the final exam. Discussions can be opened in any other weeks if we need them.
  7. I always suggest that students write their discussion board posts in Word or other word processing software rather than directly into Canvas. This allows you to save your work and to make corrections before you post your work publicly. Canvas has, regrettably, been known to eat some thoughtful and insightful responses simply because the response did not load correctly.
  8. Below, you will see a checklist that will help you ensure that your work meets graduate standards and decreases the likelihood that you will suffer oversights.

DB Checklist

Yes

Did I discuss rather than describe the original content?

Is my post 300 words or more?

Did I integrate course and text material?

Did I respond to two other students in their discussion boards by Saturday, 11:59 p.m.?

Did I respond to all questions and comments in my discussion thread?

Was my initial response posted by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m.?

Did I proofread and make corrections prior to posting?