complete short discussions due strayer 1


Want to know what movies are showing? Need to find a new place to eat? Kids need help with a school project? Have to fix that leaky faucet yourself? With the internet, the answer is just one click away…ok, maybe two or three clicks (or swipes), but it’s there. The internet has made it far easier to solve problems of all types, big and small.

What types of problems has the internet helped YOU solve? Choose one of the topics below. Then, identify a problem you faced and explain how you were able to solve it using resources available on the internet.

  1. Personal Development and Improvement
  2. Do-It-Yourself
  3. Entertainment or Travel
  4. Workplace or Job Hunting


In this week’s Strayer Story, you learned about the importance of BBQ culture for Leslie Roark Scott and her family. For Leslie Roark, BBQ is an important cultural artifact. Cultural artifacts are the things that make up a society’s material culture. Some examples of cultural artifacts are tools, food, clothing, and books. Think about your own culture and some of the artifacts (material objects) that are part of it. Choose one of the following artifacts:

  • Food
  • Music
  • Clothing

Describe why you chose it and how it helps you feel connected to your own culture.

At a minimum, please respond in a paragraph of at least 5-7 sentences to fully address this question.


This week you’re discovering how practicing your technology skill can keep you at the top of your game. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best), rate how proficient you feel with your technology skill right now. How do you envision developing your technology skill in your academic, professional, or home life? Please list at least three goals you have to improve your technology skill throughout this course and beyond.

Remember to answer each part of the question in 2 paragraphs. Each paragraph should be 5-7 sentences with limited grammatical errors (total 10-14 sentences).


Innovative Product Development – There are constant innovations in product markets and products move through the Product Life Cycle. This week, we’ll review four new and innovative products and look at both the production function and the innovation function during the Product Life Cycle


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Milo Sensor Wristband
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Halo Sport
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Choose one of these new products developed recently and after reviewing the information on that product, answer the following questions

  1. What need is the new product trying to fill? Do you think it will meet that need?
  2. What type of innovation does the new product represent? (eco-friendly, frugal, sustaining, disruptive, or breakthrough)
  3. Of the manufacturing and production methods discussed this week (job production, batch production, flow production, mass customization, continuous production, or hybrid processes) which one would you recommend for the product you chose and why?