What have I learnt? UOSM2008 has reconstructed my views entirely on the digital world. Beforehand I underestimated how important living and working on the web is to the knowledge economy and shaping our identities. However, through the weekly blog posts and interacting with the lecturers and my colleagues, I now have a greater understanding of… Continue reading Final Post: Farewell UOSM2008
This week’s topic discussed free access to online content. My post focused on open access which is when knowledge is shared freely and without most licensing restrictions. Correspondingly, Figure 1 illustrates the process of writing my topic 5 post. Figure 1. The process of writing topic 5 Accordingly, open access mainly applies to academic research;… Continue reading Topic 5: Reflection
As a student, I am usually first to exploit freely available information online; this is called open access: when knowledge is shared without charge and without most licensing restrictions. Personally, I benefit from open access through scientific research however, free online content also includes media platforms such as newspapers, music and television shows which is… Continue reading Would You Pay to Read this Blog if it Cost £1,000?
A summary of Topic 4: The individual interpretation that was required in Topic 4 meant that everyone took a very different approach which was stimulating to read. In my own work, I have seen a great improvement from Topic 1 where I literally regurgitated White (2011)’s findings on digital natives and residents; to now where… Continue reading Topic 4: Reflections 😀
Ethics are a system of moral principles; they affect how people make decisions and lead their lives. Therefore, ethical issues occur when a conflict between the languages of right and wrong are present. Following this, as social media creates a space to invade personal privacy, ethicality is becoming a greater concern within professional use of… Continue reading When Privacy Becomes a Problem
This week’s topic addressed authenticity within online professional profiles and like most people I was naturally intrigued because I manage my own professional LinkedIn profile. Moreover, similar to previous topics, this subject was broad in spectrum and could be explored by focusing on ways to behave professionally online or by avoiding posts that contain inappropriate… Continue reading Topic 3 Reflection: If I had to do it all again
In a job seekers quest to market themselves as salient, competent and perfect for the role it is extremely tempting to combine various online templates to formulate the ideal candidate or to fabricate your work history to erase that time when you were dismissed from your job. But, what happens when you cannot live up… Continue reading Topic 3: Building a professional digital profile