In your professional experience, you often have conversations with peers that require factual backing or times when you want to research specific information. Because of this, it is useful to practice effectively communicating on industry-relevant topics and sharing your sources.
Discussions provide you with an opportunity for scholarly inquiry, reflective practice, and learning through others’ perspectives. They are also an opportunity for social connection with meaningful interactions. You will be able to build a community of practice that follows appropriate etiquette with all posts while increasing your knowledge and clinical reasoning. Discussion posts should be substantive in nature, demonstrating the depth and critical thinking.
For each discussion, you must create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, do the following:
- Write a post of 1 to 2 paragraphs.
- In Module One, complete your initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
- In Modules Two through Ten, complete your initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
- Your post must include at least one citation from a credible, current source (within the last five years). Use proper citation methods for your discipline when referencing scholarly or popular sources.
For your response posts, do the following:
- Reply to at least two classmates outside of your own initial post thread.
- In Module One, complete your two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
- In Modules Two through Ten, complete your two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
- Demonstrate more depth and thought than saying things like “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in the discussion prompt.