Group Discussion Board Forum Instructions
The instructor will place the student into a group at the beginning of the course. Within the Group Discussion Board, the student is required to post a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2other classmates’ threads.
The purpose of the Group Discussion Board (DB) Forums areto examine the ethical values displayed in various organizations, and view such in light of Scripture, the course text, and scholarly research. For each Group DB thread, write a 400–500-word thread that presents an analysis of the assigned case study from Hess & Cameron. Your thread willnot summarize the article; instead, it willanalyze that company’s values approach in light of Biblical truths and outside research. Support your assertions with at least 3scholarly resources that have been published within the last 3 years,in addition to,a course text, and Scripture. Your thread must be in current APA format and must include a reference list. Please copy and paste your thread into the Group Discussion Board Forum (you may attach a copy to retain formatting – if needed). No title page or abstract are needed.
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned modules/weeks.
Select at least 2other classmate’sthreads and post a reply that advances the conversation. Your replies mustclearly link to the original author’s post, contribute new information, and be supportedbythe scholarly resources Submit replies of at least 200 words each to at least 2 other classmate’s threads. Each reply must include a minimum of2scholarly resources (the text and the Bible do not count) and demonstrate a substantive discussion that meets grading rubric specifications. Please copy and paste your thread into the Group Discussion Board Forum (you may attach a copy to retain formatting – if needed). No title page or abstract are needed.
Submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sundays of Weeks 1 -7 and Friday of Week 8 of the assigned module/week.
Discussion BoardInitial Post Grading Rubric
|Criteria||Levels of Achievement|
|Thread: Content||49 to 53 points
All key components of the Group Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread. The thread has a clear, logical flow. Major points are stated clearly. The textbook’s assigned case study is used and major points are presented and are supported by at least 3 scholarly resources published in the last 3 years. Good examples demonstrate thoughtful analysis in each paragraph.Biblical integration is present and developed.
|45 to 48 points
Most of the components of the Group Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread. The thread has a logical flow. Major points are stated reasonably well. Major points are supported by good examples or thoughtful analysis.The textbook’s assigned case study is used presenting major points that are supported by at least 2 scholarly sources published in the last 3 years. One good example demonstrates thoughtful analyses in each paragraph. Biblical integration is somewhat presented and developed.
|1 to 44 points
The components of the Group Discussion Board Forum prompt are addressed minimally. The thread lacks flow or content. Major points are unclear or confusing. Major points are not supported by examples or thoughtful analysis. Biblical integration is minimally presented and developed.
|Thread: Grammar and Spelling, APA formatting||16 to 17 points
Spelling and grammar are correct. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.Paragraphs contain appropriately varied sentence structures and are well-developed with at least 5 sentences. Sections are organized with subheadings in APA. Where applicable, references are cited in current APA format including a reference page.No first or second person is used.
|14 to 15 points
Spelling and grammar have some errors. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Paragraphs contain some varied sentence structures. Where applicable, references are cited with some APA formatting. Some subheadings are used. No first or second person is used.
|1 to 13 points
Spelling and grammar errors distract. Sentences are incomplete or unclear. Paragraphs are poorly formed. Where applicable, references are minimalor not cited in current APA format. No subheadings are used.
Minimum word count of 400-500 words is met.
Minimum word count of 250-399 words met.
|1 to 3 points
Minimum word count of 1-249 words met.
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