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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Blog Posting

Blog requirement for COM 101
Students are to post three substantive responses to blog posts per class session, due no later than the beginning of the next weeks class. If agreed to by the professor for each post they receive two points in lieu of quiz or participation points. Posts must be sustantive and relate to the entire blog post, not just the headline or first few sentences. Use the concepts of the course. I credit is granted credit ends once a student has made 50 posts, however they may continue if they wish for their own purposes. If agreed upon by the professor, this represents no more than ten percent of their grade, shown in the syllabus as “quiz” points (quizzes are an option for students to select if preferred).
Blog postings are intended to:
1.     Meet the requirements listed under course expectations, outcomes and measurements on the syllabus
2.     Spur current topic ideas for student speeches
3.     Encourage critical thinking and discourse (including disagreement)
4.     Drive the students to a source of course material, review and links
5.     Offer additional focused articles and examples related to communication and humanities to engage student and spark insight.
6.     Supplement the text and Angel
7.     Reinforce lecture, readings and other course work
Course objectives met:
1.     Students become more aware of the depth of materials available to them for further study or to understand the material and goals of the course.
2.     Students are offered a resource for topics, opposing viewpoints and current affairs and encouraged to make their topics contemporary and current.
3.     Students are driven to a site where they are exposed to the materials they need for current and future assignments in the course in a timely manner.
4.     Students have access to links to sources, references, summaries of course materials and other resources through links on the right had column.
5.     The students of different sections have the opportunity to interact with each other and are exposed to a wider range of views and perceptions. This contributes to an understanding of and use of critical thinking in oral communication preparation and presentation.
The content of the posts are not censored, altered or grades in any way other than posting them in a screened format on the blog (I read and approve them in advance) which helps screen out advertising and junk responses from outside a core of students taking my classes.
On the right hand side of this web site are the primary posts are links to sources, past posts, additional information on key concepts of the course and general information.
The syllabus, my CV, student references and other material are also posted on a select basis to be accessed through use of the right hand column materials.
The blogs are not commercial. There is no advertising, promotion other than in my e-mail address script. No money is received for any public service post, or informational post.

Extra Income as Newletter Editors

Spell and edit well? There are three part time jobs available at Nevada State..\

Informative Speech Sample (CCC)

Sample informative speech, some formatting may be altered in blog post. Thank you for Melissa Zubiate, who wrote this outline and delivered the speech this term...

Informative Speech Narration

Once the speech is finished, one should understand and know the key points about the civilian conservation corp. and hopefully develop an appreciation for this program. The speech will cover the introduction of the civilian conservation corp., the requirements that the enrollees must met and, the design of the civilian conservation camps, some of the civilian conservation camps accomplishment, and the end of the civilian conservation corp. program. There will be visual to show the audience pictures of the people and environment of the Civilian conservation corp.

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Health Care In America: Follow The Money

From NPR News (click here)

March 19, 2012 With the Supreme Court poised to hear arguments about President Obama's health law next week, the time seemed ripe for looking at the economic stakes. The public sector is a big part of the American health care industry, which now accounts for 18 percent of the GDP.

The Supreme Court takes up the Affordable Care Act next week, and NPR will be exploring the questions surrounding health care in America beforehand. Many of the publicly debated issues in the act hinge on money. How much is spent on our health? Who spends it? How?

Some know how much we pay for our own medical care, but many aren't aware of how immense an industry health care is in the U.S. Our trips to the doctor employ a lot of people, and our schools play an important role in preparing those people to take care of us.

Data on the U.S. health care workforce.

The workforce numbers don't even count people who work for pharmaceutical or health insurance companies.
  All those employees are part of the huge growth in the U.S. health care industry in the last 40 years. If spending keeps climbing as it has, in another 40 years the share of our GDP that goes to health care could be about twice what it is today.

Data on U.S. health care sector as related to the economy.


*Projected data

"That either means that we get an awful lot more health care, or we get a lot of health care that's awfully expensive," Anthony Carnevale, a labor economist at Georgetown University, tells NPR's Robert Siegel. "Generally what the research says is it's about 50-50 — we get a lot more health care, and the health care we get a lot more of is more expensive."

Data on public spending on health care, and on uninsured Americans.

The money isn't just from individuals and the private sector. The government is a big player in health care. NPR's Julie Rovner says that while the sector is complex, it's not a predominantly private system.
Data on individual health care costs.

About 100 million people — a third of the U.S. population — are covered by the major government programs: Medicare, Medicaid and military coverage. Public employees and their dependents who receive health insurance paid for by the government add another big chunk to that amount, bringing the public share of spending to about 45 percent. But government programs don't cover everyone, and about 1 in 6 Americans under 65 is uninsured. Many of those are young adults and children.

For some people, employers fill the gaps in health care that the government doesn't reach. But employer insurance only covers a little over half of U.S. workers, and many Americans are struggling to keep up.

Health care's share of our workforce and our economy keeps on growing, and economists expect it to be about 40 percent of our spending by 2050, up from 18 percent today. Even now, the U.S.'s share is about twice that of other developed nations — most European countries spend about 9 percent of their GDP on medical costs.