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Farewell UOSM-2033

Living and Working on the Web (UOSM2033) has been an eye-opening experience. I have been able to develop my technical skills, becoming more aware of how to use visual effects to engage the audience. Furthermore, I believed that I had a presentable and professional online presence, however through the module I realised I was a long way from perfect and far from a digital resident. Continue reading →

Open Access – Academic Content Producers

Introduction (Higher, 2012) The Gold and Green Route (Chase, 2016) Discussion Academics primary reasons for publishing include (Stack, 2016): pursuing their career goals and moving up in the academic post positions. researching to be publish, in order to attract attention and gain credit for their work.  Both quantity and quality which required, to achieve the aim of gaining citations, which add merit (Jobs,2014). Continue reading →

Reflection – Topic 4

(ACFE, 2016) This week’s topic gave allot of flexibility on what to discuss. I focussed my blog post on the integrity of employees on social media within the work place. I do think the individual should use their own judgement especially in the modern day where it is all about having a competitive edge. However, I have learnt that there are people who do not act with integrity on social media but thrive, a prime example Kanye West. Continue reading →

Are Employees acting with integrity on social media with respect to their employer?

Introduction With businesses utilising the benefits of social media through marketing their products and opportunities on social media platforms, the question raised is, are employees acting with integrity on social media with respect to their employer? With around 40% of the World’s population on the internet social media can bring several benefits to businesses, by reaching a wider target audience and gaining publicity (Kelion,2013). Continue reading →

Reflection of Topic 3

                                                                           (Kisner,  2015) My blog this week was clear, to the point and well approached. Like me I realised many people didn’t understand the importance of authenticity before this topic. Therefore, I approached this week’s blog by explaining the theory and importance whilst giving some tips on how to make a blog authentic. One way to think of it, is marketing yourself. Continue reading →

Building An Online Authentic Profesional Profile

Introduction (LO, 2013) Having an authentic online presence, means having a ‘genuine’ identity of yourself that represents you in a professional manor. An authentic online professional profile in today’s generation is highly important and if you haven’t got one, you are already one step behind (Wise, 2013). The Importance? CEO of Tapscott (2014) group has said that recruiting employees will move away from the traditional methods and move towards initiating and evolving relationships. Continue reading →

Should we have more than one Online Identity?

  (Leverage,2015) Introduction There is a clear disparity between our online and real-world identities where we represent different characteristics on the internet compared to the physical world (Internet Society, 2016). Our online identity reflects our characteristics and any form of interaction on the internet. This ranges from allowing individuals to keep their professional lives separate from their work lives, to people manipulating their true persona to become an identify thief. Continue reading →

Reflection of Topic 1

After analysing and producing my first blog post I found some interesting comments left which started to make me think about the validity of my example of a 98-year-old lady. I have to say that after reading my fellow peers Allie’s and Zacwhu’s comments I do still believe that Clara Cannucciari is a strong and solid case to disagree with Presnky’s theory of her being a native. Continue reading →

Digital “Visitors” and Digital “Residents”

Marc Prensky’s theory of ‘digital natives, those who have grown up alongside the web, ’ and those that haven’t the ‘Digital Immigrants’ has been widely criticised due to categorisation of individuals by purely age (Prensky, 2001). White and Cornu (2011) have proposed an alternate theory defining digital residents and visitors; what classifies one into each bracket is not their age but what motivates the individual for using the internet. Continue reading →