Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about his or her Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
- What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
Please create two responses to the two posts below
For the most compelling topic, I would have to go with project management with respect to implementing security management. In looking at our project managers from the past, all they did was ask us what we need. We would come up with the plan and they would just â€œblessâ€ it and pay for it. But we would do all the legwork and research. This include security. I believe a Project Manager best course of action would be to have their number two as a security expert they can lean on to get the correct information. As I learned more about the duties of a project manager though taking the classes I have at CTU, Iâ€™m now realizing how tasking the job can be. Even more so when a Project Manager is starting a project from scratch.
Having another point of view is great for learning. Many topics require straight definition. The topics requiring more than definition is where the different point of view aids in learning. Research yields different avenues base on the company youâ€™re writing about. There are also students in the class which has first-hand knowledge on a topic. They post examples of what they been though. This gives a better idea of how best to attack a topic or understand a topic. Another aspect I really thought helped in learning Security Management is reviewing your fellow student individual project. This gives an insight on the progress youâ€™re making on your individual project. It even helps with a re-read. When you write it, you know what it supposed to say thatâ€™s what you read. Second eyes may have a sentence structure to give your meaning more pop. Spell check doesnâ€™t catch everything, so second set of eyes also helps with that.
One approach I would suggest going forward with all instructors is ensuringg all topics posted will be read. What I mean by that is, when you post the information you conducted your research on, you want it read by another student. Weâ€™ve all conducted research on a topic which was not easy to write about. Then to post it for review and see no one has read it, was not a good feeling. I would like for everyone to have their post reviewed. What I do is when choosing which post to reply is, see which post doesnâ€™t have a reply. Thatâ€™s the post I reply to. Iâ€™ve had post not read by any students. Then I would see post with multiple replies. If there is a way the Professor can see to it, every post gets a reply would yield additional valuable information.
Of the topics presented through this course, I found the security frameworks to be the most interesting. There are so many frameworks to choose from that itâ€™s possible to find one that fits just about any industry for a security manager to use. Alternatively, there are several that can be easily tailored to an organizationâ€™s needs. While these frameworks arenâ€™t absolutely necessary, they can make a security managerâ€™s tasks less of a burden.
As is my standard claim, I do not like the discussion boardâ€™s response aspect. Iâ€™m fully content and comfortable with publically posting a short paper, but most responses devolve into mere platitudes. I do recognize the potential benefits, such as researching the topic itself, practising academic writing, reading another studentâ€™s simplification of the material, or even having a full discussion. However, the response portion isnâ€™t necessary for most of them and few students have the time or inclination for a back and forth discussion. Then, there is the worst potential outcome. That is, for a discussion to occur and a student to convince another student of an incorrect interpretation, and the best way to limit that possibility is for an unreasonable expectation of administration from an instructor.
Aside from my desire to see discussion board responses removed, Iâ€™m finding the 6-week format more daunting than my first-year online courses. Condensing 15-week courses into 11-week courses, and then further into 6-week online courses puts a lot of information and effort into a short timeframe. More importantly, it leaves little time to fully absorb the material. The work is doable and some of the topics can be understood despite the rush, but I imagine a better comprehension with a closer to standard course duration. This is intensified for those of us taking 1-2 other courses in tandem and/or with full-time jobs. Altogether, Iâ€™m advocating for an 11-week version online, since weâ€™re unable to take ground courses.