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for each discussion paper is specified in the discussion item. The critiques and follow-up postings are used to implement a peerreview process for written communications which is substantially similar to that used by managers and their staff to ensurequality for work products. See the Discussions section (below) for a more detailed explanation of the participation requirementsfor these group activities.Note: In some courses, there will be a scenario or company profile which must be consulted, analyzed, and used when completing theassessments for the course. In other courses, a scenario is provided as part of the assignment description or discussion item. Failureto use the correct (current) scenario or profile will adversely impact the student's grade for the assessment.RubricsThe performance standard for each assessment (“graded item”) in this course is presented in rubric format. The rubric is a table inwhich the rows define the content requirements (what) and the columns define the performance levels (excellent, outstanding, etc.).Each cell (row, column) provides a descriptive statement which is used to determine the extent to which student work meets theperformance standard for the assessment.All work is graded (scored) using the associated rubric so it is in your best interests toreview the rubric before you begin work on the assessment and again before you submit your work for grading.Assignment rubrics are presented in the assignment folder entry. To view the rubric, open the assignment folder and then click onthe assignment's name. Scroll down to view the Rubric in table format.Discussion rubrics are attached to each graded discussion topic. The rubric link (name) appears below the discussion item textand immediately above the "Start a New Thread" button. To view the rubric, click on the Rubric Title.DiscussionsDiscussions in the online classroom are similar to discussions in real-life. They are an exchange of ideas … with a purpose.Discussions in CSIA courses are different, however, from what is called a “discussion” in other courses both at UMGC and at otherschools. Our discussions are structured group activities that require collaboration and team work between students. Your instructor5 of 12
may offer comments but his or her role is that of a facilitator not as a participant in the group activity.How Discussions WorkEach week, you will have an opportunity to explore cybersecurity in the context of your current field of study (major) or your plannedcareer field. You will take on the “role” of a staff member in an organization as you complete the required “work product” (alsoreferred to as a “short paper” or “deliverable”). After you complete your “work product,” you will post it under the Weekly DiscussionTopic for peer review, critique, and discussion. The required work product formats will include two or more of the following:Briefing StatementBriefing PaperDebate ResponseExpert OpinionNewsletter Article or ItemTalking Points Paper (for a Presentation)Please see theExpanded Explanation for Discussion Question Responses

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