Due on friday

 
The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.
At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.
Assignment Details
Verbania executives have heard that virtualization is the holy grail of information technology (IT) infrastructures. Conduct some research on virtualization, and discuss the following:

In your opinion, why is virtualization perceived as the holy grail of IT?
How can virtualization help Verbania?
What are the security considerations?
How does it compare with cloud computing?
Will you recommend virtualization for Verbania?

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In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Grading Criteria
Assignment CriteriaProficient DescriptorPoints
Quality of  Main Post

21 Points 
Total

Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements: 

• Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question. (6 points)
• Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (5 points)
• Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (5 points)
• Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (5 points)
/21 pts.
Response to Peers

20 Points
Total

Responds to a minimum of 2 peers.  (10 points per response)
o Substantive response (5 points)
o Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include:  (5 points)  

Provides additional resources
Connects to key concepts
Shares personal or professional experiences
Contributes new information or perspective
Presents a competing viewpoint

/20 pts.
Support from Learning Resources

4 Points
Total

At least one post refers to course learning resources/4 pts.
Professional Writing

5 points

Response is well-organized, clear and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.

Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.
/5 pts.Total50 Points Possible/50 pts.
 

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