Hybrid Content: Narratology/Ludology

Hybrid Content: Narratology/Ludology
We won’t have time to discuss the concepts of Narratology and Ludology in video games this week, so this will truly be hybridized content. Research these terms and the way they have been applied to video games (both academically and in the popular press). After doing enough research that you feel you have an understanding of the terms, present an argument about the split between gameplay and narratives in modern video games. Then, compare current games with ones from the past, and discuss what you can learn about the changing relationship between narratology and ludology through this comparison. Use specific examples from either your gaming experience or from the research you did on narratology/ludology. Link to your research and to these examples. Initial post of around 300 words

Product Costs

Product Costs

Explain how these costs( direct materials, direct labor, and manufacturing overhead) are associated with the manufactured product. Why are some of these costs allocated to the product through costing methods such as job order costing or process costing? As part of your response, please read the article (First Solar preview: Manufacturing costs, project order book in the spotlight) (http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/02/24/first-solar-preview-manufacturing-costs-project-order-book-in-the-spotlight/) and provide a specific example of this company’s manufacturing costs. Your initial post should be 200-250 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

History of computational media

History of computational media
Please answer the two following question ( pay attention NO more than 200 words answer for each question Question #2 How is materiality conceptualized differently in George Boole’s new-fangled algebraic equations ? Question #3 How does the proliferation of various kinds of documents used for administration and office work in the 19th century align with scientific management ? so if I choose 1 project for desgin can it include Personas Flowchart Site Map Wireframes ( no more than 200 words for each answer feel free to use references BUT cite them MLA format)

What should the Mayor of NYC mandate in terms of water conservation measures over the next decade?

What should the Mayor of NYC mandate in terms of water conservation measures over the next decade?
Given your research on ecological footprints: What should the Mayor of NYC mandate in terms of water conservation measures over the next decade? Support your claims by referencing specific ecological footprints and effective practices to preserve vital resources such as water. Some people claim that wasting water is not an issue in NYC since we have sufficient quantities of water stored in reservoirs. What would you say to this person? Would you agree or disagree?

Analyze an article in your field (RHETORICAL ANALYSIS)

Analyze an article in your field (RHETORICAL ANALYSIS)
Please see attached document for article to be used for writing. Outline Introduction a. Introduce the specific piece of writing you are analyzing (the text) – what were the circumstances under which the text was created? b. Who was the audience? Describe the discourse community the text was written for. c. What was the general purpose of the text you are analyzing? to inform, persuade, collaborate? What did the author want the audience to think or do after they read it? d. Preview Statement — Indicate the organization/development qualities you will discuss in the rest of this Rhetorical Analysis. These must include at least one rhetorical appeal (use of ethos, pathos, &/or logos) and two rhetorical strategies (narration, description, exemplification, analysis of cause and effect, comparison, contrast, etc.). You may also include style or presentation. Analysis of Rhetorical Strategies (Body paragraphs – details of the strategies mentioned in “d” above) These sections will describe the strategies that the author used in the text, give examples from the text, and explain why the author used them. You can write paragraphs for several of the rhetorical strategies you mentioned in the introduction. In each paragraph, do the following: a. define the rhetorical strategy b. quote or paraphrase 2-3 examples from your text that illustrate the use of the strategy c. explain how or why the example illustrates the strategy and how it contributed to the author’s purpose in writing the text.

apple goes global case study

After reading Chapter 1 in the Robbins (2017) text, write a response to the questions attached to the case. Prior to answering the case questions, provide a brief summary of the case to provide context. In addition, provide a workplace or personal experience connected with the case.
Apple Goes Global case study
It wasn’t long ago that products from Apple, perhaps the recognizable name in electronics manufacturing around the world, were made entirely in America. This is not the case anymore. Now, almost all of the approximately 70 million iPhones, 30 million iPads, and 59 million other Apple products sold yearly are manufactured overseas. This change represents more than 20,000 jobs directly lost by U.S. workers, not to mention more than 700,000 other jobs given to foreign companies in Asia, Europe, and elsewhere. The loss is not temporary. As the late Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s iconic co-founder, told President Obama, “Those jobs aren’t coming back. “At first glance, the transfer of jobs from one workforce to another would seem to hinge on a difference in wages, but Apple shows this is an oversimplification. In fact, some say paying U.S. wages would add only $65 to each iPhone ‘expense, while Apple’s profits average hundreds of dollars per phone. Rather, and of more concern, Apple’s leaders believe the intrinsic characteristics of the labor force available to them in China—which they identify as flexibility, diligence, and industrial skills—are superior to those of the U.S. labor force. Apple executives tell of shorter lead times and faster manufacturing processes in China that are becoming the stuff of company legend. “The speed and flexibility are breathtaking,” one executive said. “There’s no American plant that can match that.” Another said, “We shouldn’t be criticized for using Chinese workers. The Ushas stopped producing people with the skills we need. “Because Apple is one of the most imitated companies in the world, this perception of an overseas advantage might suggest that the U.S. workforce needs to be bettered, better trained, more effectively managed, and more motivated to be proactive and flexible. If U.S. (and western European) workers are less motivated and less adaptable, it’s hard to imagine that does not spell trouble for the future of the American workforce. Perhaps, though, Apple’s switch from “100 percent Made in the U.S.A.” to “10 percent Made in the U.S.A.” represents the natural growth pattern of a company going global. At this point, the iPhone is largely designed in the United States (where Apple has43,000 employees); parts are made in South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Europe, and elsewhere; and products are assembled in China. The future of at least 247suppliers worldwide depends on Apple’s approximately$30.1 billion in orders per quarter. And we can’t forget that Apple posted $16.1 billion in revenue from China in the first quarter of 2015, up 70 percent from the first quarter of2014, perhaps in part because its manufacturing in China builds support for the brand there.
As maker of some of the most cutting-edge, revered products in the electronics marketplace, perhaps Apple serves not as a failure of one country to hold onto accompany completely, but as one of the best examples of global ingenuity.
1-15. What are the pros and cons for local and overseas
labor forces of Apple’s going global? What are the
potential political implications for country relationships?
1-16. Do you think Apple is justified in drawing the?
observations and conclusions expressed in the
case? Why or why not? Do you think it is good or?
harmful to the company that its executives have
voiced these opinions?
1-17. How could managers use increased worker flexibility
and diligence to increase the competitiveness of them
manufacturing sites? What would you recommend?

The relation between teacher education and student achievement in math.

You will locate or generate a document related to your research topic:
(The topic: The relation between teacher education and student achievement in math.
The research questions:
1) What factors are important for a teacher to have to be considered a quality teacher?
2) What are teacher education programs doing to ensure that the pre-service teachers who go through their programs come out as quality teachers?).
Examples include: photographs, web documents, historical documents, mission statements, schedules, teachers’ planning books, bulletin board content, student papers, newspaper articles, web documents, or graffiti.
You will analyze/reflect on your document using the series of questions listed in Merriam Ch. 7, pp. 151(Attached).
Sample Paper was attached.

Essay on Utilitarianism and Universal Ethics

The essay has to talk about Utilitarianism and Universal Ethics. Please watch the video before you start write the paper, it has better explanation of what should be writing about. Please must follow the format of Excerpts from A papers (assignment 4) which provided in the attachments, the attachments have instructions, examples and requirements. Here is the links of the video, please see the attachment.

explore the complicated nature of the American nation from 1607 to 1877

Final Paper
Defining what constitutes the American nation, historically, is more difficult than it might at first seem. As the country grew more democratic, one of the central problems to be resolved was determining which groups constituted “of the people” that the government would represent. Should it include all persons, or only white men? The term “the people,” evolved as the America grew and expanded.
For this paper, you will explore the complicated nature of the American nation from 1607 to 1877 by focusing on one group during two periods of time, while examining how their changing roles reflected the limitations and contradictions of the term “of the people.” You will use the group and time periods that you chose in the Week 2 Assignment.
The paper must be five to seven pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least four scholarly sources, two for each period of time, other than the textbook to support your argument, all of which must come from the Ashford University Library. You also must include two primary sources that you can also find in the Ashford University Library. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be five to seven double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least four scholarly sources, two for each period chosen, all of which must come from the Ashford University Library.
Must use two primary sources, which must come from Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Steps in a Meditation Plan. Workplace

Steps in a Meditation Plan. Workplace
Instructions Design a 5 step meditation plan that can be used in a home or workplace environment (choose home or workplace). Include step-by-step instructions so that anyone who has not had experience with meditation could follow your program with ease. Explain why each step listed is important for a successful meditation experience. Your paper should be professional, well organized, and logical to support your viewpoints and purpose clearly. The paper should be at least 2 pages in length, written using the APA 6th edition formatting and citation style, and include at least 1 academically credible source. Be sure to use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Please be sure to review the various Academic Tools to assist you with meeting APA and Standard English expectations for written Assignments. Requirements Develop and explain 5 effective steps in a meditation plan. Describe the plan for someone who has minimal experience with meditation. Identify how the steps listed in the plan are necessary to be successful when meditating. In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria: be at least 2 pages in length follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.); be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful; display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics include at least 1 academically credible source Your paper should be in APA format and follow APA Guidelines, 6th ed., including: properly formatted header and margins 12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font use of in-text citations title page and reference page use of headings (where applicable)