In this assignment, you are able to connect the concepts of reinforcement to a real example of a mom and her children, which allows you to see how a highly effective reinforcer (the token economy) can still fail when not individualized. Consider the following scenario: A mother is trying to increase the amount of peas that her two children eat. She uses a sticker chart to monitor the amount of peas they are consuming and rewards them based on the number of stickers they have earned at the end of the week. The mother has found that this works for one child, but not the other. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the following: Identify the behavior the mother is trying to reinforce. Identify the possible functions of the behaviors. Identify the method of reinforcement being used. Explain possible reasons for this method working for one child but not the other. Propose and outline three ideas that may work to increase pea consumption for the children, and include one method that uses negative reinforcement. Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
“Designing and Implementing an Effective Compliance Plan” Please respond to the following:
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has established a set of guidelines (e.g., auditing, monitoring, internal controls, sampling, due diligence, and standards of organizational and employee behavior, etc. Page 508 of the textbook) that physician practices should follow when creating a compliance plan. State your opinion as to which OIG guideline would be the single most significant aspect of a compliance plan for a small practice. Provide a rationale for your response. According the text, the fundamental purpose of a compliance plan is to create an organizational culture that promotes the prevention, identification, and resolution of issues associated with risk. Suggest two (2) main aspects of a management strategy necessary to create this type of culture. Support your recommendations with at least one (1) real-world example.
“Legal Risks and Operational Benchmarking”
Use Internet and / or Strayer Learning Resource Center to research articles (no older than five  years) on using technology to prevent medical malpractices. Next, discuss the overall manner in which using technology can help prevent malpractices. Speculate on the most damaging consequences of a malpractice case on a physician practice. Support your rationale. Imagine that you are the manager of a multi-specialty medical practice that is opening a new office and that you are involved in planning the layout and design of the new office. Determine three (3) functional areas that you think should be given priority with regard to the amount of space needed for efficient operations and patient flow in the new office. Justify your response.
As a project goes through the execution phase, project control is critical to ensure that a project stays within the constraints of time, cost, and scope. A project manager will use different monitoring techniques to help keep the project within these constraints. If a project incurs changes, becomes delayed, or costs become higher, a project manager will execute change control to document and determine how to handle the change.
Once a project is completed, the project team should complete a final project report, which is the administrative record of the completed project, which identifies all its functional and technical components as well as other important project history. It includes all the strengths and weaknesses of the project as it progressed and offers a final assessment of what went right (or wrong) throughout the life of the project. It is essentially a “lessons learned” document of the project.
Your assignment is to prepare a project report for your project using Microsoft Word, make assumptions as needed since your project is fictitious. Include the following sections/elements:
Project Performance This should include a candid assessment of the project’s achievements relative to its plan. Did the project achieve the goals you set out to accomplish? It should also include candid criticism as to the project performance. What caused this poor performance? What recommendations do you have to ensure it doesn’t happen in future projects?
Administrative Performance What are the standard administrative practices that occur within an organization that were beneficial to the project? What were some drawbacks that could be improved on?
Organizational Structure How did the organization’s operating structure help or hinder the project team? How could it have been changed to better align the structure with the activities?
Team Performance How effectively did the team perform this project? Were the proper people picked to perform the project? Were they properly trained? How did the project manager perform? Address team-building techniques and training activities that you think would ensure effective team performance of your project if it actually occurred.
Techniques of Project Management What organizational methods are effective for project management? These include software, scheduling, rules, procedures, etc.
Benefits to the Organization and the Customer To what degree did this project provide the benefits and accomplish the goals that it intended? Keep in mind that goals are not always immediate and can occur over time.
Write your report in essay form, using bullet points only where appropriate. Use American Psychological Association (APA) style to format your report, regardless of whether you use additional resources or not. You do NOT need an Abstract. Use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. You report should be no more than 3-4 pages in length. The cover page for your final Project Report should include the title of your paper, the course, your name, and date.
In this final week, you are conducting project controls and closing out your project. Let’s reflect on what you learned in the course and your intentions on project management certification.
Think about taking the CAPM Certification exam! Review the documentation provided in the course information section of the course and in the Unit 5 introduction on the requirements and steps to take for the certification exam.
Respond to the following questions and prompts:
What type of monitor and control tools would you use to ensure you keep your project within scope, on budget, and completed on time? If you were asked by your employer to manage a project: What are your strengths? Where do you need to improve? Test vouchers are available for the Certified Project Manager Associate (CAPM) exam. How would a certification in project management help to build your resume?
Early computer systems relied on command line interfaces to perform all actions. Today, the majority of systems use direct manipulation rather than a command line interface. The goal of designing a direct manipulation interface is to make use of the system intuitive to the end user. One industry that has been extremely successful designing intuitive direct manipulation inputs is the video game industry. Most game players are able to learn controls as they play a game and then apply the same controls to similar games. Rarely do they need to read a user manual.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: Describe the three (3) principles of direct manipulation and give examples as to how they are used in video game controls. Analyze video game-type interfaces and discuss three (3) reasons why video game-type interfaces would not be effective for real-world applications. Describe at least three (3) advantages of direct manipulation versus command line interfaces. Evaluate direct manipulation and describe three (3) problems with it. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Please respond to the following: Describe the most effective advanced filtering and search interface. Argue why the interface you chose is more effective than others, and describe who benefits most from the interface you are describing. From the e-Activity, Google has been the dominant market leader for search engines for the past several years, despite a fairly basic interface and competition from competitors like Microsoft and Yahoo. Discuss reasons why Google has been able to maintain such a high market share. Also, suggest some ideas for a search engine that would be able to take market share away from Google.
The quality of the user experience is very important to the success of an application. In the early days of computing, users often experienced long delays since computing power was poor and networks had comparatively slow throughput. Modern systems have largely eliminated these delays due to increased network and computing power, yet users still report a high level of frustration.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: Describe three (3) reasons users are still frustrated with modern applications. Suggest one (1) method for reducing the frustrations for each of the reasons you supplied in Question one (1). Describe methods for determining if user frustration is caused by poor system design or from the natural frustration associated with learning a new software product. Suggest at least three (3) methods to reduce the frustrations among the disabled population and how this population can be better served. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Please respond to the following: Your company has been hired to design a product that will provide searches of textual documents and database querying. Your design team has not developed a product like this before. Examine the challenges associated with searching in textual documents and database querying. Describe how the five-stage search framework shared in Chapter 13 could be used to overcome those challenges. Assess current multimedia document search techniques and suggest three techniques to improve multimedia search experiences. Explain why you chose to recommend each of the techniques you suggested.Give relevant information on your topic.Provide your work in the APA format.
Crowdsourcing in the field of interface design takes tasks traditionally performed by specific individuals and spreads them out among a group of people or a community. These assignments are usually done through an open call. Crowdsourcing has become increasingly popular with the growth of Web 2.0 and online communities.
Write a fifteen to eighteen (15-18) page paper in which you: Examine the invention and growth of crowdsourcing in the field of interface design. Describe the impact that crowdsourcing has had on the field of interface design. Analyze and discuss at least three (3) benefits of incorporating crowdsourcing in a design project. Analyze and discuss at least three (3) challenges of incorporating crowdsourcing in a design project. Propose a solution for generating interest in your design project from an online community. Suggest a solution for evaluating the skill set and quality of the code submitted by potentially unknown users. Describe how crowdsourcing may affect the budget and timeline of a design project. Assess crowdsourcing in regard to the legal, societal, and ethical issues it raises, and suggest methods to alleviate these concerns. Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Compare and contrast the design and development processes in HCI. Describe legal, societal, and ethical issues in HCI design. Describe the inherent design issues across HCI environments. Analyze and evaluate interface design models. Use technology and information resources to research issues in human-computer interaction. Write clearly and concisely about HCI topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.