MBA 758 - PRINCIPLED ORGANIZATIONS: INTEGRATING FAITH, ETHICS AND WORK
Spring, 2014
Lawrence P. Ulrich, Ph.D.
ulrichlp@udayton.edu

WEB CONFERENCES
(AUDIO CHAT ROOMS - LIVE SESSIONS)

 
WEB CONFERENCES ARE STAGGERED ON DIFFERENT DAYS AND AT DIFFERENT TIMES TO GIVE STUDENTS THE FLEXIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 5 REQUIRED.

 

NOTE CAREFULLY, IN THE TABLE BELOW, THE DAY, DATE, TIME [ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN TIME].



THESE WEB CONFERENCES WILL BE AUDIO. A HEADSET IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE WEB CONFERENCES.

We will be using Elluminate Live (Collaborate Classroom)  in Isidore for the Web Conferences.

THIS TOOL ALLOWS US TO USE AUDIO FOR THE WEB CONFERENCES INSTEAD OF REQUIRING US TO TYPE OUR MESSAGES TO EACH OTHER. ACTUALLY, TYPING IS NOT ALLOWED EXCEPT IN EMERGENCIES, "E.G., A TORNADO IS ABOUT TO LIFT THE ROOF OFF MY HOUSE AND EXPLODE MY COMPUTER," OR, "I AM BEING ABDUCTED BY ALIENS AND THEIR DRIPPING BODILY FLUIDS ARE MUCKING UP MY KEYBOARD."

TO SEND A TYPED MESSAGE, CLICK ON THE OPEN SPACE AT THE BOTTOM LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN AND TYPE IN THE SPACE PROVIDED --- THEN CLICK ON "ENTER."

Directions for Elluminate Participation

Directions for Student Participation in Web Conferences Using Elluminate Live (Collaborate Classroom) via Isidore

This program is both PC and MAC User-Friendly

You may have to disable a browser pop-up blocker.

SETTING UP YOUR HEADSET FOR USE IN THE WEB CONFERENCES

Before being able to participate in the Web Conference you must be sure to set up your computer and select the proper devices in the Elluminate program.

If your headset has an on-off and volume switch, be sure that you set it properly so it is "on" and the "volume" is set high enough for you to hear and to be heard.

THE WEB CONFERENCE:

1. Click on "Collaborate Classroom" in your course in Isidore.

2. Click on "View Next  12 Months."

3. Click on "Session Name," the funny course code (12_S3_MBA_758_ZP) . This is the Session Name and it is always "In Progress." The Program is always running.

4. Click on "Launch Session."

5. If a Gold Bar comes across the top of your screen, click on the Gold Bar to download the file.

6. "Allow" website to open web content.

YOUR COMPUTER: Click on the Audio Setup Wizard link below:

Audio Setup Wizard

 

DYNAMICS OF THE WEB CONFERENCE.

1. The Moderator's mike is always on.

2. Only one student can speak at a time.

2. When a student wishes to speak, click on hand-raising icon.

3. When the moderator calls on the student, the student  clicks on the microphone icon next to his/her name. A red highlight should appear next to the student's name.

4. I am told by the Web Conference guru in the E-learning lab that videos use a great deal of band width. I will have my video on but you should NOT have your videos on until you are speaking. Too many videos running at the same time interfere with the exchange in the Web Conference

The actual Web Conference program is running throughout the course so students can use it as a meeting place for group discussions.

You can begin assembling for the actual Web Conference  about 15-30 minutes before the Web Conference is scheduled to begin.

For best results for participating in the Web Conference, a headset is desirable.  Be sure to check your microphone/headset before the web conference to be sure it is in working order. Go to the lower lefthand corner of the screen (audio section) to test the appropriate levels for  the mike and earphones.

Check your e-mail in case further instructions have been forwarded to you regarding methods for communication in the Web Conference.

 

 



WHAT IS A WEB CONFERENCE (AUDIO CHAT ROOM -LIVE SESSION)?

A Web Conference (Audio Chat Room - Live Session) allows students to interact with each other over the computer in real time. To participate in a Web Conference all the participants must be on line at the same time. To participate in the Web Conference check the schedule below for the appropriate date and time.  Then follow the "Guidelines for Participating in the Web Conference (Audio Chat Room - Live Sessions)." Note that the Web Conferences (Audio Chat Rooms - Live Sessions) will be conducted using Elluminate.



GENERAL EXPECTATIONS OF THE WEB CONFERENCES (AUDIO CHAT ROOMS - LIVE SESSIONS).

1. Students' name will be registered automatically.
2. Comments need not be lengthy but they should be substantive.
3. A substantial contribution is NOT merely logging on to the Web Conference and sitting there. There has to be ACTIVE participation to earn credit for participating in the Web Conference.
4. Even though Web Conferencs may be access protected, you know how hackers are; anyone might be able to read what you say. This includes someone from Bangladesh, the Vatican, or your parents, or your physician, or your boss, or your sixth grade teacher. Speak honestly but not offensively.

5. You are only required to participate in 5 of the 10 scheduled Web Conferences. I have staggered the Web Conferences on different days so that, with some planning, you will be able to participate in 5 of 10 Chats with a minimum of conflicts.

6. Each Web Conference (Audio Chat Room - Live Session is worth 30 points. There will be no extra credit points for participating in more than 3 Web Conferences. Although you are welcome to participate in more than 5 Web Conferences.

5. Be challenging to everyone in the group --- as well as me!


WEB CONFERENCE (AUDIO CHAT ROOM) SCHEDULE

SOME  TOPICS WILL BE ADJUSTED AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE COURSE.

HOWEVER, MOST OF THE TOPICS WILL FOCUS ON CASES.

DATE TIME TOPIC
1. Tuesday, 1/28
 
WILL BE HELD IN SPITE OF UNIVERSITY WEATHER CLOSURE
9:30-11:00 p.m. EST Why Talk about Ethical Systems?
2. Saturday, 2/1 9:00-10:30 a.m. EST What Do You Think is the "Best" Ethical System?
3. Friday, 2/7 7:30-9:00 p.m. EST ETHICAL PRINCIPLES:
What Needs to be Clarified?
Which Ethical Principles are Most Compatible with Which Ethical System?
Which Ethical Principles are not Compatible with Which Ethical System?
Is There Any Ethical Principle that is More Important Than the Others?
ALSO, A DISCUSSION OF BUDDHISM --- CHECK LINKS ON WEEK 3.
4. Thursday, 2/13 9:30-11:00 p.m. EST POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AS WORK:
Some of you heard the State of the Union Address on 1/28; others have read about it. Political Leadership was on display that night and in subsequent discussions.
Has our work in this course shed any light on the "Work" of "Effective Political Leadership?"

5. Monday, 2/24 9:30-11:00 p.m. EST THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VIRTUE OF "LOYALTY:"
What is its importance in the area of "Work?"
How can "Faith" and "Ethics" shed light on its importance.
In what direction should go? Followers to Leaders? Leaders to followers? Or in both directions?
6. Friday, 3/14 7:30-9:00 p.m. EDT LEADERSHIP AS SERVANTHOOD
Maxwell, John. "Servanthood." The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. pages 133-140.
Greenleaf on Characteristics of the Servant Leader
7. Friday, 3/21 7:30-9:00 p.m. EDT Important Issues Discussed in John Maxwell's Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading.
Values Grounded in Faith and Ethics.
8. Wednesday, 4/9 9:30-11:00 p.m. EDT Important Issues Discussed in Pete Luongo's 10 Truths about Leadership . . . It's not Just about Winning.
Values Grounded in Faith and Ethics.
9. Saturday, 4/12 9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT The Meaning of Success
Bonhoeffer, pages 150-160
10. Thursday, 4/24 9:30-11:00 p.m. EDT Assessment of the Theme of MBA 758.
I would like us to discuss the way this course has been designed by interlocking Faith, Ethics, and Work. [I did not design it; I tried to implement the design.]
(1) Do you think the theme can really create organizations that have a "moral" climate?
(2) Given the theme, do you think that other things could have been done to accomplish the objective/theme established by the MBA Program.
(3) Do you think some things could be eliminated and that the objectives could still have been accomplished?
(4) Do you think that your participation in this course has enhanced the realization of your hopes for an MBA degree?
(5) Were you surprised by any of the elements in the course's attempt to integrate Faith, Ethics, and Work?