Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Popping Your Filter Bubble
Now that you know what a filter bubble is and how it works, it is time to learn how to pop your filter bubble!
Prepare: Read 10 Ways to Pop Your Filter Bubble.
Reflect: Consider three suggestions from the article that you feel will help you pop your filter bubble.
Write: In the discussion, answer the following questions as part of your discussion posts.
- Which three suggestions did you select and why did you choose them?
- Do you feel popping your filter bubble is important for all of the searches (i.e. professional, academic, personal) you conduct online or only some? Why, or why not?
- Does this information change when and how you use Internet searching in your research? Expand on your thoughts.
To maximize the opportunity for vigorous discussion, you must post to this discussion on at least three separate days of the week and your posts must total at least 600 words as you address the questions noted above. Your first post must be completed by Day 3 (Thursday) and the remainder of your posts must be completed by Day 7 (Monday). You must answer all aspects of the prompt at some point during the week. Also, be sure to reply to your classmates and instructor.
Respond to Peers:As your reply to your classmates, extend the conversation by examining their claims or arguments in more depth or responding to the posts that they make to you. Keep the discussion on target and try to analyze things in as much detail as you can. For instance, you might consider sharing suggestions for popping the filter bubble. Consider comparing your search results after popping your filter bubble with those of your classmates.