Report- Thinking Critically

The Report:   Topic 2: Micro-work and Uni   IMPORTANT: This is only an imaginary scenario set in a very near future:   University students are contacted by message or email and offered micro-work online which is available when they want it, through a new phone app the university itself promotes and installs when students enrol. It integrates a student’s timetable and then pushes messages to them a short time after they finish a class, telling them what microwork on the web is available. Interested students log in directly through a university portal to private internet company EZ-Task-Boss, which can direct them to short online jobs – which are paid very badly (everyone admits) but have a sort of ‘convenience’ because they are available 24/7. The universities, in partnership with EZ-Task-Boss, receive a very small bonus fee for each student completing a microwork task. Students that have passed a literacy test can do basic editing. Others screen through and edit images loaded onto social media sites. Some clean up scanned forms or look for errors in code. Students have their pay for work directly credited to their student loan account – each small job taking a little off their debt. They can look on their phone at their Boss-Tab screen, and see the running total climb with each new unit they enrol in, and gradually fall with each small micro-task accomplished.   Critics of the new work scheme say it is a terrible confusion of study and work, which might motivate some students to neglect their studies in favour of picking up more and more small jobs, chiselling away at their debt. They also say that universities should not be messing with their core task, which is education, and governments should not be partnering universities with private companies.   The government has commented that companies like EZ are “helping young people to recognize the debt they owe society for their education, and helping fund universities!”. An opposition party rejects that: “society has a duty to educate students – they are our future; we should invest in them.”   The universities in the EZ-group say it is ‘incentivising’ students to realistically connect work and studies and offer immediate means to deal with their debt. One university mentions that five of their graduates have since joined EZ as software developers, and they have some interesting ideas for high schools …   Should the app and the work program be banned? Why or why not?         Your Report: You are writing a report explaining the issue to a small community group. You are the only person who has studied the issue at university in your favourite unit – Thinking Critically about Texts and Society! And that makes you confident you can untangle the different interests and values and discuss the issue.   [You must] Use the main reading for this topic (Webster, ‘Micro-workers’) and/or something (one or two more items) from the short list in the Report-Micro-work section in the vUWS Reading List to help define any terms or issues.     The Report: 1000 words total. Word document, double space or space and a half, put references in a references list at the end. Research using at least two items; one of them can be the main reading from the relevant week. Use APA referencing   Deadline is extended for all students to Sunday September 20th 5 PM   SET OUT YOUR REPORT USING THE FORMAT BELOW: Name, Title, then the Bolded Section subtitles  – Section 1) Interests …. Section 2) Principles and values etc.   Read what each section is asking you to do         Student Name and student number:     Case Study title: (come up with a title of your own for the topic)   Section 1) Interests: What are the different interests or ‘stakeholders’ in this problem? List the different groups and their interests or ‘stakes’ in the problem. What do they want? (about 200 words)   Section 2) Principles and values: Show how the different interest groups might have different principles in thinking about the issue. Which are economic, which are ethical, and which are more political. (about 2-300 words)   Section 3) Discussion: Explain the contrasting or conflicting perspectives. Define any important terms or concepts relevant to the issue. Look at the different options for reaching a resolution. Can some compromise work or not? (about 4-500 words)   Section 4) Your brief recommendation – what do you think should happen? And why? (about 100 words)   Reference List:

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Report- Thinking Critically
From $8/Page
Order Essay
Full satisfaction or return your money back

Our experts will write you a top-quality paper and revise it an unlimited number of times until you're 100% satisfied - or offer a refund.

Check Prices
Get the best discount and better grades here
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know that being a student these days is hard. Because of this, our prices are some of the lowest on the market.

Instead, we offer perks, discounts, and free services to enhance your experience.
Sign up, place your order, and leave the rest to our professional paper writers in less than 2 minutes.
step 1
Upload assignment instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
How to get the most out of your experience with Toptutor4me
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Here is what our happy clients say about us.
Receiving customer feedback and reviews from legit students who have utilized our services is one of our favorite part of the job. We love seeing testimonials from happy students whom we have helped to succeed. Read through the below review page to see what our partners think.
Good job!! Thank you!!!
Customer 452487, September 9th, 2021
na
Customer 452547, March 22nd, 2022
Great good
Customer 452555, February 14th, 2022
Perfect! Thank you for also remembering to highlight the necessary words. Appreciate all of your help and hard work!
Customer 452483, November 7th, 2021
Thank you so much!
Customer 452461, June 23rd, 2021
Thank you so much! Appreciate it!
Customer 452483, November 8th, 2021
Great work! Thanks!
Customer 452567, August 2nd, 2022
Excellent! Thank you.
Customer 452487, October 16th, 2021
Power Point Presentation was great, appreciate all of your hard work. Thank you!
Customer 452483, August 9th, 2021
Appreciate all of your hard work! Thank you so much!!
Customer 452483, September 14th, 2021
Good job! Thank you
Customer 452487, October 17th, 2021
Perfect! Appreciate all of your help! Thank you so much!
Customer 452483, November 14th, 2021
11,595
Total Reviews
98%
Satsfaction rate
6 pages
Average paper length
40%
Customers referred by a friend
Enjoy the best prices and lifetime 15% discount
Use a coupon TOP15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Order Now Order in Chat