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Final Reflections

This module has taught me a great deal on several topics. However, it is incomparable to the perspectives and skill-sets that I’ve been exposed to while going through this module. Some examples include research techniques and creation of online materials. Beyond proper research techniques and information literacy, I’ve learnt to consider alternate perspectives as well. An example would be how media organizations and their publications can sometimes be aligned with political agenda. Continue reading →

Reflection on Topic 3

In the process of reflection, I had read the blogs of my classmates. Two that stood out to me were Alicia’s and Jocelyn’s. Through my understanding of these two blogs, I found that we shared a consensus on the topic of digital identity. However, we each had a separate point of focus. Self-produced graphic Without corroborating, we each wrote about how single identities can often be seen as more ‘authentic’. Continue reading →

Online Identities : The Types of Online Identities

The proliferation of the Internet has led us to another problem: online identities. A sizable amount of employers incorporate the candidate’s social media identities into the screening process (Forbes, 2013). There are several ways to manage online identities. One can maintain a single identity or adopt multiple personalities, including public or anonymous ones. Self-produced graphic A singular identity across different networks can present both advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading →

Topic 2: Are We Ready To Do Away With Censorship For Improvements in Digital Literacy?

In several of my discussions with my classmates on the topic of digital literacy, censorship came up as a key factor. Censorship is the mortal enemy of free speech and the freedom of expression. With limited content from censorship, digital literacy will not grow. However, censorship can provide some benefits to Internet users. Censorship on the internet can refer to obstacles to access, limits on content and restrictions on the rights of Internet users. Continue reading →

Topic 2 : Digital Literacy And The Reliability of Information

The advent and explosive growth of the Internet has been a major boon to society. However, events like the 2017 U.K General election and 2016 U.S. Presidential election has highlighted the importance of digital literacy.  Digital literacy refers to the “ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. Continue reading →

Topic 1 : A Reflection On The Digital Divide

The blog posts of namely, Jennifer Lee, Jerrom Tan and Shanelle Chong have allowed me to grow my understanding of the topic. I had previously adopted a narrow view and perspective on the causes of digital differences. In my first post, I attributed the digital divide to socio-economic factors. Of which, the individual plays an instrumental role in bridging the digital divide. Continue reading →

Topic 1 : My Digital Differences And Its Impact on My Web Interactions

As a millennial in Singapore, I have had the privilege of growing up along with the advent of mainstream Internet. This is the same for most Singaporeans. An infographic published by the Singapore Department of Statistics has revealed that in 2013, 78% of all households had Internet access. (Singapore Department of Statistics, 2017) Also, there were 4.3 million Internet users (Euromonitor, 2016) in a total population of 5.6 million in Singapore. Continue reading →