This discussion board establishes Tuesday, April 21 as “Cybersecurity Tuesday” (Wow!) and provides a forum for discussing cybersecurity trends. Students are expected to conduct onlineresearch to synthesize an understanding of key emerging/prevailing cybersecurity trends (Hint: Search for “cybersecurity trends” and/or “information security trends” to start) AND carefully review discussion board instructions/requirements (below) BEFORE participating in the discussion board.
Discussion Board Student Posting Requirements
- Each student may elect to participate in the interactive discussion board during the discussion period. Note: Each student must participate on an individual basis.
- Each student must visit the interactive discussion board at least two different times (i.e., at least four hours apart) during the discussion period. Students must post at least one thread/reply to record a visit; students may post multiple times per visit if desired.
- Each student must post at least one original thread before the end of the discussion period. Students may post additional original threads if desired.
- Each student must post at least three responses to other threads before the end of the discussion period. Students may post additional responses if desired.
- Each student may post additional threads and/or responses for bonus credit. Student must appreciably exceed four posts to earn bonus credit.
- Each student may (but is not required) to rate posts of others by using the rating stars.
Discussion Board Thread/Response Posting Requirements
- Thread posts must cover a single topic relevant to the assigned discussion board topic(s) and must include a subject line clearly indicating the topic. Response posts must be directly relevant to the posts to which they respond. Note: Posts containing irrelevant content will receive zero credit.
- Thread/response posts must demonstrate apt background research and logical application of course concepts. Note: Posts derived from outside sources must be properly cited/referenced.
- Thread/response posts must be original and distinct from other posts. Students must carefully review existing posts to ensure that they not posting duplicate content. Note: Posts containing duplicate content will receive zero credit for participation.
- Thread/response posts may be stated as a question or statement but must be meaningful and well supported. Simply making a statement, asking a question, or taking a position is NOT adequate. Students must adequately justify/support all posts. Note: Poorly justified/supported comments will receive zero credit for participation.
- Thread/response posts must be courteous and professional. Note: There will be point penalties for discourteous or otherwise inappropriate posts.