REFLECTIVE PORTFOLIO

MGMT 3603: Beyond Google
Winter 2018
REFLECTIVE PORTFOLIO
Overview
You are provided with six (6) challenges that are related to human information behaviour. These challenges
are designed to get you to explore interesting corners of the Internet related to the course. You need to
submit five (5) of the challenges as part of your Reflective Portfolio.
Please note: this is an individual assignment.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this assignment, you will be able to:
• Actively explore new resources related to information seeking and retrieval
• Reflect personally on human information behaviour
• Consider the social impact of technology
• Practice problem solving in (potentially unfamiliar) online environments
Due Date: The Reflective Portfolio assignment is due on April 5 11:59 pm (via BrightSpace) and is worth 20%.
Each challenge will be worth 4% of your final grade.
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MGMT 3603: Beyond Google
Winter 2018
The Challenges:
Complete five of the following six challenges. Challenge #6 is required.
Challenge
#
Theme Format Options Overview (see below for details)
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Social Media
+ Online
Privacy
• Video Blog (3-5
minutes)
• Podcast (5-10
minutes)
• Response Paper
(500-750 words)
Do you know what the internet says about
you? Conduct a social media audit and explore
your privacy settings.
2
Group Work • Video Blog
• Podcast
• Response Paper
This course has involved a great deal of group
work. Reflect on lessons learned from group
work and explore your role in creating a
positive group work experience.
3
Professional
Identity
• Personal Website
• Cover Letter & CV
How will you present yourself professionally?
How we share information about ourselves is
important to how others will see us. Explore
how you will highlight the skills you have
gained through this course.
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Evaluating
Information
Sources
• Video Blog (3-5
minutes)
• Podcast (5-10
minutes)
• Response Paper
(500-750 words)
What makes information valuable? What
about useful? In a time of “fake news”, how do
we evaluate information sources?
5
Information
Seeking
Behaviour
• Video Blog (3-5
minutes)
• Podcast (5-10
minutes)
• Response Paper
(500-750 words)
Document your own information seeking
behaviour over 3 days.
6
(requir
ed)
Statement of
Personal
Learning
• Video Blog (3-5
minutes)
• Podcast (5-10
minutes)
• Response Paper
(500-750 words)
Now that the semester is almost over, it is time
to reflect on your experiences in Beyond
Google. Think back over the semester and
reflect on what you have learned.
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Challenge Details:
Challenge #1: Social Media and Online Privacy
Format Options:
• Video Blog (3-5 minutes)
• Podcast (5-10 minutes)
• Response Paper (500-750 words)
Tasks:
• Read this article:
o Canada needs beefed up online privacy consent laws: Geist
• Conduct a social media audit.
• Take a deep dive into the privacy settings for one of your profiles.
• Cite your sources in APA style. All ideas and facts that are not your own must be backed up with
supplemental information sources.
Questions:
• Document the results of your social media audit. What did you learn?
• Take a deep dive into one profile: What are your privacy settings? Why did you select these? Did you
change anything?
• How does social media affect privacy?
• What affect can social media have on your reputation?
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Winter 2018
Challenge #2: Group Work
Format Options:
• Video Blog (3-5 minutes)
• Podcast (5-10 minutes)
• Response Paper (500-750 words)
Task:
▪ Reflect on your experiences with Group Work this semester.
▪ Read these articles:
o Creating Effective Collaborative Learning Groups in an Online Environment
o Does working as a group actually help us learn?
▪ Cite your sources in APA style. All ideas and facts that are not your own must be backed up with
supplemental information sources.
Questions:
▪ How would you describe yourself in terms of your ability to work as a member of a team?
▪ Give one specific example of something you learned from the team that you probably would not
have learned on your own.
▪ Give one specific example of something other team members learned from you that they probably
would not have learned without you.
▪ What areas of your teamwork skills do you want to work on (support this discussion by providing
specific instances of where something could have been handled better)?
o Provide specific plans on how you plan to work on these areas.
o In discussing your plans, apply the SMART approach – specific, measurable, attainable,
realistic, and target date for completion.
▪ Thinking back on this work term, what one piece of advice would you give to students on how to
develop their teamwork skills in this course?
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Challenge #3: Professional Identity
Format Options:
• Personal Website
o With CV/Resume & About Page
o Examples
• Cover Letter & CV (1 PDF File)
o Examples
Tasks:
▪ Read this article:
o The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand
▪ Refine your professional identity. Review the examples for ideas.
▪ Update your CV/Resume
▪ Create a cover letter / about page that sells yourself as someone who has the following skills:
o Attention to detail
o Listening
o Planning & Organization
o Teamwork
o Business Research
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Challenge #4: Evaluating Information Sources
Format Options:
• Video Blog (3-5 minutes)
• Podcast (5-10 minutes)
• Response Paper (500-750 words)
Tasks:
▪ Reflect on the ideas of “fake news” and “post-truth”
▪ Read these articles:
o What is ‘fake news,’ and how can you spot it?
o The post-truth world: Yes, I’d lie to you
o How Facebook, fake news and friends are warping your memory
▪ Cite your sources in APA style. All ideas and facts that are not your own must be backed up with
supplemental information sources.
Questions:
▪ What does the phrase “fake news” mean?
▪ What does “post-truth” mean?
▪ When have you or someone you know fallen for or shared fake or inaccurate news of some kind?
▪ Why does it matter if we cannot tell real news from fake news?
▪ Do you think the media creates reality? Alternatively, does the media talk about what is going on? Or
both?
▪ Do you think social media is a good way to get your news?
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Challenge #5: Information Seeking Behaviour
Format Options:
• Video Blog (3-5 minutes)
• Podcast (5-10 minutes)
• Response Paper (500-750 words)
Instructions:
▪ Document every time you seek your information seeking behaviour over the course of 3 days
▪ You must document a minimum of 10 occurrences of information seeking
o For each time you seek information document:
▪ Date
▪ Problem or question you were answering
▪ How and where you sought information
▪ How did you decide what information was current, credible, and relevant to your
problem?
▪ Were you successful?
▪ Cite your sources in APA style. All ideas and facts that are not your own must be backed up with
supplemental information sources.
Questions:
▪ Compare and contrast your unique experiences in seeking information.
▪ Reflect on and evaluate your own information seeking behaviour using resources from this course.
What surprised you? What would you change about your approach.
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Challenge #6: Statement of Personal Learning *REQUIRED*
Format Options:
• Video Blog (3-5 minutes)
• Podcast (5-10 minutes)
• Response Paper (500-750 words)
Instructions:
Use the following five (5) questions to complete your Statement of Personal Learning. This statement must
be included as part of your Reflective Portfolio assignment.
Questions:
1. The Team Profile assignment during the first week of the semester was designed to get you to assess
your skills, aptitudes and interests.
a. As you look back over the semester, can you identify an area where you experienced
personal growth?
b. How have you grown as a student this semester?
c. Did you notice any changes in how you approached your work by the end of the semester?
Note: It might be helpful to return to the Skills Inventory Checklist that you completed for
the Team Profile Assignment.
2. What is one thing that you learned in this course that you will apply in future courses and in the “real
world”?
3. How did this learning relate to your goals (personal, academic or professional)?
4. This course used a problem-based learning (PBL) approach, which can be frustrating for students.
What is your reaction to the PBL methods used in this course? Was the strategy successful for you?
Why or why not?
5. If you were to give one piece of advice to students taking this course next time, what would it be?
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Submission Checklist:
▪ Summary Document
o Name
o Identify challenges selected
o Challenges
▪ Either include the link information OR attach files
▪ Submit five challenges (one must be challenge #6).
▪ Format requirements:
o Video Blog:
▪ Submit either a YouTube link or MP4 file
o Podcast (5-10 minutes)
▪ Submit either a SoundCloud link or a MP3 file
o Response Paper (500-750 words)
▪ Submit in .doc, .docx or PDF file
▪ References (if applicable)
o All outside information must be include with APA citations
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Optional Free Tools:
Video:
▪ Powtoon
▪ VideoPad Video Editor
▪ Avidemux
▪ iMovie (Mac)
Podcast:
▪ Audacity
▪ Garage Band (Mac)
Free Music:
▪ Bensound
Resume & Cover Letter:
▪ Canva
Personal Website:
▪ Wix
▪ WordPress
▪ Squarespace
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Challenges: Grading Rubric
Your grade will be based on evidence of demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter and the quality of
responses to the questions for each challenge.
Excellent (20-16
marks)
Acceptable (15-11
marks)
Re-focus (10-0 marks)
• Demonstrated a superior
knowledge of the subject
matter.
• Exhibited a high-level of
critical thinking and
creativity related to the
challenges.
• Provided specific
examples and concise
descriptions throughout
the challenge.
• Answered questions
directly with additional
insight.
• Submitted content free
of grammatical or
spelling errors.
• Demonstrated adequate
knowledge of the subject
matter.
• Offered expanded insight
and unique observations
related to the challenges.
• Provided general
examples and sufficient
explanations throughout
the challenge.
• Answered the questions
asked.
• Submitted content with
minor grammatical or
spelling errors.
• Failed to demonstrate
understanding of central
concepts.
• Displayed a lack of
critical thinking related
to the challenges.
• Offered insufficient
evidence with little or no
explanation throughout
the challenge.
• Failed to address the
assigned questions.
• Submitted content with
substantial errors and
structural problems.
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