Week 2: Contract Formation and the Role of 3rd Parties in Contractual Relationships
Weekly Learning Objectives: • Learner will discuss the elements necessary to form a binding contract. • Learner will review the requirements of a written contract and the impact on cyber-commerce.
Using the Discussion Board Rubric listed below for the specific grading criteria, complete the following: Access the following NPR audio recording (or the Audio Transcript) on the acceptance of the terms of service contracts:
In an original response reflect on the message, then discuss the following points in reaction to the audio clip: • Do you ever click "I agree" on a service agreement without reading its contents? • How does the requirement of consideration of a contract come into play with an online service agreement? • Discuss whether you feel these agreements should be valid and binding. Support your thoughts using a minimum of two academic, peer-reviewed sources (outside the textbook). Websites such as Wikipedia, LegalZoom, LegalMatch, Nolo, etc. do NOT count as academic sources. A good place to start is the Davenport University Library. Your response should be a minimum of 350 words. Two peer responses are required and should be a minimum of 100 words.