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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: ‚ÄúKids. . .leave us teachers alone‚ÄĚ

‘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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äúproblematic in that its definition is so broad‚ÄĚ (Warburton, 2010, p.8). Marcus et al’s (2006, p.1014) definition was the first I found;¬†‚Äúactively constructed presentation of oneself‚ÄĚ. While this¬†is¬†useful, Krotoski (2012) suggested the complexity of balance, through managing an ‚Äúaggregated version of offline past, the online present and combined future‚ÄĚ. 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 →