https://youtu.be/4GXrj-eBd7M As explained in my introduction, I decided to join UOSM2008 because I always had an interest in starting a blog, so I was optimistic about the skills I would learn and how I could use them to better my professional identity, and in the future make a name for myself online. I was blindly… Continue reading To New Beginnings…
During topic 5, I was able to become familiar on an ongoing argument about Open Access that I was previously ignorant to. Open Access means that all information is free to all and easily accessible. After researching into the pros and cons I analysed them from the different viewpoints of the authors, publishers, individual, students… Continue reading Topic 5: Reflection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5rVH1KGBCY In the upcoming years 90% of online content is predicted to be held behind paywalls (TheDrumNews) and the idea has left the internet divided. Do we want this? PROS Students can only learn from the sources available. Khan Academy showcases the benefits of changing the education system by making content available online for students… Continue reading Open Access: A Blessing or a Curse?
When given the choices for this post, I decided to be creative and do something different, reinforced during the tutorial when discussion evaded this idea. I decided to turn the tables onto the companies themselves. Initially, this felt like a straight forward answer and I naively had my conclusion before I’d begun. After writing the… Continue reading TOPIC 4: REFLECTION
According to Reference, ethical issues bring morality and principles into conflict and are more subjective and open to opinions and interpretation. Social media brings to light numerous ethical issues for example the issue of anonymity and privacy, freedom of speech and fake news. Social media giants (Facebook, Twitter) are slowly being forced to deal with… Continue reading Social Media Giants-How they deal with ethical issues online.
Above is the summary of Topic 3 and the main points I have learned from it. However, for this topic the majority of my learning has come from peer blogs and my interactions with them. I received many comments on my post and some of them have challenged, developed and introduced me to new ideas.… Continue reading Topic 3: Reflection
We have already discussed online identities, but here’s why they are so important professionally. As the days of posting a CV and cover letter are fading into the background, coming to the forefront are the new days of employers using your online identity to judge your employability. How do we make our persona authentic?… Continue reading Topic 3: If you Searched yourself would you be Happy with the Results?
During my research into the topic of online identities I realised that this topic has great depth. Online identities are things we can’t help but create if we wish to use the internet as a tool; it's required by most websites to create a profile. There are many dangers that come with having multiple online… Continue reading Topic 2: Reflection
With the online world advancing, the use of the internet is increasing as we find ourselves enveloped in accessible information. We reap the wonderful benefits of this with our abilities to connect with family and friends from around the world, shop online and access endless information. However in doing so we leave behind our own… Continue reading Topic 2: What you should know about Online Identities
During topic 1 I was asked to explain the concept of digital "visitors" and "residents" and in doing so I barely scraped the surface of such an in depth topic. I’ve realised the overestimation of my residency, and that the internet is more of a place than a tool as described by White (2015). I've… Continue reading Topic 1-Reflection