In this 8-10+ page paper (2000-2500+ words), students will discuss the impact of an emerging digital technology on individuals and their society. The paper will center on the idea of change. What changes are occurring in connection with the technology? Why and how are these changes occurring? To what extent are they disruptive?
First, you will choose an emerging digital technology and share it with me early in the semester through the Journal Assignment that will be due.
Then, you will do research on your topic and write a paper, using APA format, that explains what you learned. You may use first person (“I”). Your paper will include both of the following sections…
…and any two of the following four sections
…for a total of four substantive sections, separated and labeled as such in the paper (the paper will also have an Introduction and Conclusion)
Then, within each of the four substantive sections, you will include each of the following sub-sections, separated and labeled as such:
Then, you will do research to provide facts and evidence for the issues being discussed. Cumulatively — across all the sections and sub-sections — your paper must contain at least ten research sources (you may need more), including:
You can spread these sources out throughout the paper as you see fit, using and referring to them as you see fit. You may use any source more than once, and may use them in combination with one another to make deeper points. All factual info and statistics cited must have a source. You should also give attribution to any specific idea that derived from another source.
Your paper must also include:
A bibliography (reference list) of your sources used in the paper in APA format (which is not included in the page count)
Formatic notes: Use APA format throughout the paper as you use to the best of you ability, and integrate and cite your sources throughout properly. However, your paper will NOT require an introductory abstract (as APA allows).
Your paper should be double-spaced OR it can simply use the page spacing and margins of your word processing program (which might be somewhat less than double-spacing). It should use a traditional font (Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri) and font size (11 or 12 point). It should be approximately 8-10 pages in length, or 2000-2500 words. It can be longer, but should not be shorter. There is plenty to say!
This paper will be assessed with the rubric in the syllabus and on the Canvas course site and when successfully completed, you will meet the RU Core Goal CCO-2 or ITR-y, as appropriate.
We can also meet to discuss your topic at additional points during the semester – stop by my office hours or contact me at any time to set up an appointment.
More on APA format: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
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