Looking back, I had the same skepticism that most students who take this module seem to have: I want to do something different but… where are the lectures, the exams, can I successfully blog? However, after reading their final module reflections, and constantly hearing ‘I was wrong’ and ‘I would recommend it’, I took their advice… Read More Farewell UOSM2008!
I was looking forward to Topic 5 as I wanted to show how my blogging style and skills have developed through the successes and shortcomings of the past few months of blogging. As such, I feel I’ve ended on a good note and completed my goals! As my post was one of a few to… Read More Topic 5 Reflection
Nowadays, most people understand that the internet is revolutionary as it decreases the need for space, facilitating the death of geography (although disputed) Nowhere is this more apparent than with knowledge. But, is sharing knowledge as content openly and freely online beneficial or harmful to the sharer? Open access involves the following: ^(Photo sourced from… Read More Topic 5: Sharing Knowledge Openly Online
Topic 4 asked us to focus on just 1 ethical issue and so an exploration of other posts this week has been especially rewarding as I have learnt about many different issues. It’s also enabled me to apply ethical considerations associated with social media screening (my post’s focus) to other ideas, developing my understanding of… Read More Topic 4 Reflection
I have previously explored how social media can increase employability through the creation of a brand across various platforms and the utilization of privacy settings. However, is the use of social media by businesses ethical? What do I mean by ethical? Ethics are ‘a system of moral principles’ that acknowledge what is good for both the individual and… Read More Topic 4: Social Media, Business Use and Ethics
In my Topic 2 Reflection, I highlighted the changes made based on areas that needed improvement suggested by Topic 1. I argued that these changes were successful and made my blog ‘accessible, concise, and original’. This week I wanted to maintain these successful developments. I also wanted to tackle some remaining improvements that could still be… Read More Topic 3 Reflection
One of the ways in which people can utilise multiple online identities (discussed in Topic 2), is through a professional personal divide, and last week I asked an important question: does the ability to edit yourself and create partial identities allow for authenticity? (Infographic 1 created by me) I find this week’s topic on ‘authentic’ professional identities… Read More Topic 3: Professional online identities