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The Reflection of Topic Five

Whilst it was an interesting topic, the new learning experience for me was the challenge of creating a video. It made a different, but welcome change to my normal text posts. The biggest issue I faced was the concern that I might not be able to get the same information across as I could with a written post. My first impression was that I felt more constricted by what I could write, so the video could flow easily. Continue reading →

Pros and Cons of Putting Content Online for Free

To recap… Advantages: OpenContent License – This specifically protects your academic software allowing you to experience the benefits of exposure whilst knowing your software is safe from misrepresentation. Free Journal Articles – This will allow you to publish your academic research without engaging in the controversial activities that journals and researchers can sometimes do (charging multiple times for taxpayer research). Continue reading →

Topic 3 – Reflection

This topic was particularly interesting; it seemed to have an incredible amount of scope and opportunity, so I decided to create a very brief guide that seems to have been received fairly well (see comments below). As the module is named Living and Working on the Web, it was great to see a topic that encapsulated it. As with other students on the course, and like the last topic, blog posts seemed to reflect on personal experience. Continue reading →

Developing your brand.

(Jobvite, 2012). In this blog post I will focus on the idea of your personal online brand. A starting point to further developing a professional profile is to create an page. This page can act as a ‘homepage’ of you. On the page it is advisable to add a short bio about you, and a picture. From this page there will be links to your other online profiles such as your Twitter, WordPress blog and LinkedIn (though you are able to add many more if you want). Continue reading →

Reflection 2.0

This has easily been the most extensive and current topic so far. Many of the blogs written are very different and to some extent reflect our personal and social experiences and also our views of our identities. Similarly, many blogs seemed to be written reflecting current societal attitudes to one’s own identity. On a magnified level however, these blogs have shown clearly how there is much more to the arguably popular view that having multiple identities can be a sinister affair. Continue reading →

Explain the concept of digital “visitors” and “residents” drawing upon your own online experiences to date in support of the points that you make.

The concepts of digital “visitors” and “residents” are the following: “Visitors” use the internet as a tool to accomplish something such as booking a holiday, or to complete a task (White and Le Cornu, 2011a), whereas the “resident” ‘lives’ on the web alongside their physical lifestyle. Continue reading →