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My name is Raziya Mitchell and I am currently a third-year psychology student at the University of Southampton. The premise of my course includes modules based on neuroscience, statistics and social psychology so taking a class in digital literacy is outside of what I am use to. Following this, I chose the Living and Working on the Web module because I endeavor to pursue a career in market research after completing my degree. Subsequently, I acknowledge the importance of being digitally competent in the research sector especially as we are in a growing technology revolution. Moreover, from this module I would like to learn more about how to enhance my online social presence by exploiting the use of widgets, plugins and social networks.
Taking this into consideration, this table contains a 1-5 self-assessment scale of my current ability to use the internet (1 being inexperienced while 5 being experienced). Consistently, at the end of the semester I will assess myself again to evaluate my learning.
|Rating at start of module||Comments|
|Accessing, managing and evaluating online information
|1||– Very minimal|
|Participating in online communities
|2||– Just my LinkedIn profile|
|Building online networks around an area of interest
|1||– Linkedin based on my career|
|Collaborating with others on shared projects
|1||– Very minimal
– Googledocs on group work
|Creating online materials (text, audio, images, video)
|1||– No experience|
|Managing your online identity
|Managing your online privacy and security
– Keeping profiles on private and filtering friend requests
Furthermore, I understand that working online will come with its challenges but I am so excited to begin this journey. Please take the time to read my posts, follow my progress and don’t hesitate to interact with me.
Pray and Slay beautiful people