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GENERATION OPEN . . . The advantages and disadvantages of open access!

Attempting my first ever prezi to showcase my final topic of the innovative curriculum module #UOSM2033 What a great LEARNING experience! — Catherine Hunt (@CatherineHunt94) December 2, 2014 Well. . . . . .here goes: Generation Open References: Aston Open Access (20013) ‘Benefits of Open Access: publishing infographic’ Online. Available at: https://twitter. Continue reading →

Topic 4: Reflection

Cyber bullying is an obvious ethical issue in education, and I knew I couldn’t give it a miss, since it happened to also fall during ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ so the issue had to be raised..once more! Anna and Nam similarly explored education, and drew upon cyber bullying. In my own blog, I contrastingly emphasised the juxtaposition in the increasing prevalence of teachers falling victim to cyber bullying, which is often ignored. Continue reading →

Topic 4: “Kids. . .leave us teachers alone”

‘ETHICS’: is about people and their relationships with one another. ‘SOCIAL MEDIA’: is about conversations, community, connecting with the audience, and building relationships. ‘EDUCATION’: is about forming a relationship between an educator and learner, to foster learning and development. The traditional school environment is no longer existent, “Our world has now entered into a new era. . . Continue reading →

Topic 3: Preventing a cyberspace collision – maintaining an authentic and professional online profile

  [ CLICK above]                                                         (Ollier-Malaterre et al., 2013, p.645) Last week’s topic, there was a clear understanding that digital identity is important, because it’s a two-way process; how we are perceived by others (Costa and Torres, 2011) and how we interpret others. Continue reading →

Topic 2: The one or many faces of . . . ?

Who are you? Who are you online? Are you the same to everyone?  (, 2011) ‘Online identity’? Is “problematic in that its definition is so broad” (Warburton, 2010, p.8). Marcus et al’s (2006, p.1014) definition was the first I found; “actively constructed presentation of oneself”. While this is useful, Krotoski (2012) suggested the complexity of balance, through managing an “aggregated version of offline past, the online present and combined future”. Continue reading →

Topic 1: Reflection

The ‘visitor’ and ‘resident’ topic was of  interest and challenge. My engagement with other posts, collaborative peer discussions and now personal reflecting, it is clear there is no definitive answer to the ‘visitor’ ‘resident’ model. My prior understanding of Prensky’s model was seen as a weakness to my discussion, as I presumed knowledge from my readers. Continue reading →